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Greenville, N.C. – As part of ECU Health’s commitment to investing in the success and well-being of its team members, the health system has increased the starting wage from $15/hour to $16/hour. Additionally, Outer Banks Health will increase its starting wage from $17/hour to $18/hour.

“As a mission-driven organization committed to improving the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina, ECU Health is proud to invest in the success and well-being of each of our team members,” said Kelly Weatherly, vice president of Human Resources operations at ECU Health. “This starting wage increase is a reflection of our deep appreciation for the efforts our team members make to provide excellent care for the communities we serve every single day. We are excited to continue to implement more initiatives aimed at building and investing in our high-quality workforce.”

An ECU Health team member moves a patient to a room. The patient sits in a wheelchair and smiles up at the care team member.

ECU health will also include pay adjustments for team members who earn less than the new minimum wage or those with experience at ECU Health earning $16 – $19.99/hour before the new starting wage takes effect. These efforts to remain market competitive will help ECU Health attract and retain highly qualified, passionate team members to eastern North Carolina.

These compensation increases are part of several initiatives underway focused on reinvesting in team members and ensuring ECU Health is meeting – or exceeding – the competitive market rates for the work team members do every day.

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