Centura Health Invests $66 Million to Boost Fair & Just Living Wage

September 27, 2021

(CENTENNIAL, COLO.) At Centura Health, our 21,000 incredible people are the heartbeat of everything we do and investing in their health, well-being, and engagement is a priority for us as a healing ministry. Effective October 3, 2021, Centura Health is investing more than $66 million in caregiver compensation across its connected ecosystem of hospitals, physician clinics, and community care settings in Colorado, Utah and western Kansas to ensure everyone receives a fair, just, and livable wage.

The pay changes occurring this year include across the board pay increases, market adjustments for some of our patient care positions, and/or living wage adjustments.

“Working at Centura is more than a mere doing; it is, above all, an individual and collective mission,” said Peter D. Banko, President & Chief Executive Officer at Centura Health. “During this pandemic, housing costs, living expenses, a rapidly evolving employment landscape and an extremely competitive job market have profoundly impacted our people, their family and our healing ministry. Today, it is paramount that we significantly invest in all our caregivers who have worked so tirelessly and compassionately on the front lines to provide whole person care to every community, every neighborhood and every individual.

To continue to ensure we have the best people as well as a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce, Centura Health will make the following investments beginning October 3, 2021:

  • 17,260 associates will receive a 3% annual across-the-board base pay adjustment.
  • Centura will implement a market adjustment for over 6,000 eligible patient care positions.
  • Centura’s living wage in Colorado will increase to $17.00 per hour. In western Kansas, it will increase to $15.00 per hour. For our caregivers in Summit County, the living wage will increase to $17.50 per hour.

Overall, 60% percent of eligible associates will see an increase well above 3% and 4,300 associates will receive the living wage increase.

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About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado, Utah and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

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