Marlton-based health system Virtua said Thursday it will raise its minimum wage for all employees to $15.15 an hour, effective Jan. 1.
“As the largest health system in South Jersey and one of the largest employers in the region, Virtua has a responsibility to the community,” said President and CEO Dennis Pullin in a statement. “For our patients, that means delivering top-quality care close to home. For our employees, it’s about hiring the best people, providing opportunities for advancement, and fostering a caring culture you can’t find anywhere else.”
The decision will increase the wages of 900 to 1,000 individuals, including full-time, part-time and per-diem employees. Virtua employs more than 9,000.
Cooper University Health Care in November became the first health system in the state to increase the minimum wage it pays employees to $15 an hour.