NEWPORTS NEWS-On October 7, Riverside Health System announced that it would be increasing compensation for its employees beginning in January due in part to express gratitude for their dedication throughout the covid-19 pandemic. Riverside is committing an investment of more than $20 million toward this compensation for all team members up to the manager level.
“Every individual in our organization is essential to the high-quality care our patients receive, which is why our recognition efforts are directed at those who have continued to tirelessly support our community during the covid-19 pandemic,” said Bill Downey, CEO of Riverside Health System, in a statement. “We are proud of their resilience and commitment to Riverside, our patients and residents over the past 18 months, and we will continue to grow as an organization in order to maintain the safety, health and well-being of our team members and the communities we serve.”
More than 80 percent of Riverside Health System’s employees will benefit from the compensation additions, which include increasing the starting pay to $15 per hour as well as other pay enhancements.