MT. VERNON – SSM Health announced that it will implement a new minimum wage of $15 per hour throughout its four-state system. The increase will take effect on Oct. 10.
“Our mission and values call us to care for the health and well-being of all those we serve,” Laura S. Kaiser, FACHE, president and CEO of SSM Health said. “As a leading employer in each of our communities, our ongoing commitment is to foster a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace – which includes providing fair and socially just wages and benefits for our team members, along with robust programs and resources designed to promote wellness.”
This increase will impact nearly 3,000 team members across Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin – or about 7 percent of SSM Health’s total workforce of nearly 40,000 employees.
This decision is consistent with SSM Health’s previously stated plans to advance equity as part of its overall talent development strategy.