Adena Health System raises minimum wage to $15 by end of 2022


CHILLICOTHE, OH (WOWK) — On Monday, Adena Health System announced an investment in caregiver salaries beginning in September with full implementation by the end of 2022.

The investment includes an increase in Adena’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.

The increase will benefit 14% of Adena’s workforce, as their hourly wages will increase as part of a phased rollout plan.

Adena will also make market salary adjustments for all other salaried and hourly positions that are not executives, physicians, and advanced practice providers. Market wage adjustments will not affect healthcare costs, according to the healthcare system.

Jeff Graham, President and CEO of Adena, said the company understands that its caregivers are a valuable asset as the healthcare industry currently faces several challenges.

“As the healthcare industry continues to face many challenges, including rising operational costs and staffing issues, one of the most important ways to position ourselves for success is to continue to investing in our workforce,” Graham said. “Our commitment to our communities to provide the best, trusted local care begins with a commitment to those who are dedicated to serving our patients.”

Heather Sprague, Adena’s chief human resources officer, says the healthcare system is particularly focused on investing in its workforce amid national inflation.

“We know that with inflation and rising cost-of-living expenses, everyone is feeling the pressure,” Sprague said. “That’s why we are committed to creating an environment in which the contributions of our caregivers are recognized and equally rewarded. »

Adena Health System provides care to more than 400,000 people in the South Central and Southern regions of Ohio. To learn more about careers at Adena, visit


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