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Evangelical Community Hospital Increases Minimum Wage

Sep 22, 2021 04:07PM ● By Erica Shames

Beginning October 3, 2021, approximately 700 employees at Evangelical Community Hospital will see an increase in their wages as the hospital moves to make the minimum base pay for all positions $15 per hour.

“We are constantly evaluating marketplace changes and other factors that impact the retention of our current workforce and the recruitment of new individuals in the future,” said Rachel Smith, Vice President of People and Culture at Evangelical.

“This increase shows our commitment to being a strong employer of choice in the region and our desire to continually recruit high caliber individuals to be part of the healthcare environment.”

The change in pay rate recognizes that every role at the hospital plays a part in caring for the community and provides individuals at all levels the ability to earn a wage that supports the rising cost of living.

Available positions at the Hospital can be viewed at

About Evangelical Community Hospital

Evangelical Community Hospital is the only CMS 5-star rated hospital in the Central Susquehanna Valley Region. Only 22 hospitals in Pennsylvania can claim this overall quality distinction.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs 1,900 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The facility is licensed to accommodate 131 overnight patients. The Hospital provides a comprehensive array of services in both inpatient and outpatient settings and serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties. More information can be found at

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