WILMINGTON, NC – Novant Health is pleased to extend its $15 per hour healthy community wage to all eligible New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) team members, effective Feb. 21.  
Financial viability is a key factor in health and wellness, and Novant Health is dedicated to the well-being of team members. The healthy community wage increase aligns team members’ pay rates with the cost of living, while ensuring they have the resources they need to live and thrive in the communities Novant Health serves.  

“This roughly $3 million investment will directly support approximately 1,100 team members and their families,” said John Gizdic, Novant Health executive vice president and chief business development officer, who is responsible for the Coastal region, including NHRMC. “Healthy wages are not just a recruitment tool. When employees earn higher wages, they have better access to key elements of health and the resources to improve their communities.”

NHRMC implemented an $11.50 healthy community wage in 2017. It was later increased to $11.85 and then to $12.50.
Increasing the NHRMC minimum wage to Novant Health’s has been a priority for transition teams since NHRMC joined Novant Health on Feb. 1. The wage applies to all eligible NHRMC team members, NHRMC Physician Group, Pender Memorial Hospital and NHRMC Home Care.
To learn more about joining the NHRMC team, visit NHRMC’s career section.

About New Hanover Regional Medical Center

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit 800-bed teaching hospital, regional referral center and UNC School of Medicine branch campus. We offer specialty medical and surgical care, which includes women’s and children’s, orthopedic, rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals, and a level II trauma center. NHRMC is part of Novant Health, an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. The Novant Health network consists of more than 2,400 physicians and over 37,000 employees that provide care at more than 800 locations, including 18 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2020, Novant Health was the only healthcare system in North Carolina to be included on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity list. Diversity MBA Magazine has also ranked Novant Health third on its 2019 list of “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.” Novant Health provided more than $993.2 million in community benefit, including financial assistance and services, in 2019.

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