In continued efforts to be an employer of choice, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health announced that it will increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour effective August 8, 2021. The increase is part of a long-term goal of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health's unique Total Rewards strategy that is made up of several components, including merit increases, success sharing incentives and paid holidays.

In 2019, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health announced a phased approach to reach $15 per hour by the fiscal year of 2022. At that time, minimum wage was increased to $13 per hour. Although the health system was unable to increase the minimum wage during the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health continues to honor its commitment by increasing minimum wage from $13 to $15 per hour this summer.

The recent increase will bring all eligible employees to a base-rate of $15 per hour, benefitting over 4,500 employees, positively impacting nearly half of the organization.

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