06/16/2006

WVU Hospitals Boosts Employee Pay

Across-the-board increase of 3% adds $3.5 million to local economy

            MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Hospitals will provide a minimum 3 percent pay increase to its nurses and most other non-management employees July 2. More than 2,500 employees will see the results in their pay envelopes, resulting in a $3.5 million boost in the Morgantown area economy.

            “We are committed to paying competitive salaries so that we can attract and retain the best workforce in the region,” said Bruce McClymonds, hospital president and CEO. “WVU Hospitals regularly reviews pay levels in our marketplace and adjusts wages so that our employees are fairly compensated.”

            The pay raise will apply to full-time, part-time and casual employees at WVU Hospitals in Morgantown, which includes Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Children’s Hospital, Chestnut Ridge Hospital, WVU Cheat Lake Physicians and the health care operations of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

            Managers, directors, supervisors, and employees covered by collective bargaining agreements are not included. The pay raise does not apply to temporary or contract employees, state employees or University Health Associates employees assigned to work at WVU Hospitals.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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