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Community Health Network increases its minimum wage to $11 per hour

For release on December 28, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Community Health Network announced today it is increasing the minimum wage for employees who work in its acute care and ambulatory care services, and at Community Visionary Enterprises, Inc., to $11 per hour, effective Jan. 4, 2016.

The move will result in a pay increase for more than 400 employees within the network, which employs more than 13,000 across its entire healthcare system.

“There is much discussion across the country focused on increasing the minimum wage and Community Health Network decided to take a proactive step in that direction,” said Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network. “We aren’t taking this step because we have to, but rather because it’s the right thing to do.”

Employees impacted by the increase will see the results in paychecks distributed on Jan. 22. Employees were notified of the move just prior to the Christmas holiday.

“Ensuring the best possible employee experience has long been a top priority at Community,” said Mills. “We continue to invest in our team and improve the way we operate to ensure we attract and retain the best talent.”

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.

Al Larsen, Executive Director, Content and Communications, Community Health Network
Al Larsen
Executive Director, Content and Communications