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Important Compensation Update

September 15, 2021

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Dear GBMC Nurses,

I am updating you today, once again, regarding nursing compensation. My commitment to you is that in partnership with Human Resources, I am constantly evaluating Registered Nurse compensation. We will always remain competitive. After a market analysis in April, we adjusted our new graduate nursing rates, and in July, we brought all nurses who provide direct bedside care to the 65th percentile.  

Now, I am announcing three more increases:

  • The preceptor premium will be raised from $1.50/hour to $3.50/hour (in addition to base hourly pay) 
  • The charge pay will be raised from $1.50/hour to $3.50/hour (in addition to base hourly pay) 
  • On call pay will be raised from $6.00/hour to $7.00/hour

These new rates will go into effect in the September 5 pay period and be reflected in your September 24 paycheck. All registered nurses (RN1-RN4) who work in the hospital will be impacted by these increases. Additionally, all nurses throughout the system will go through our standard merit increase process in October.  

You have worked so hard and shown strength and incredible dedication to our patients during these stressful times. It is important to me that you feel fairly compensated here at GBMC – for your skill, your knowledge, and your commitment to providing care for every patient, every time like your own loved one. 

I know how hard you are working, and I promise that evaluating nursing compensation and pay incentives is an ongoing process as part of our standard work. Whether you are new to GBMC or a veteran nurse mentoring others, I value your contributions deeply.  

Thank you,

JoAnn Z. Ioannou, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Executive Vice President of Hospital Operations & Chief Nursing Officer

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