DCH Health System has made a major investment in its employees.
The wages for many positions at DCH were adjusted in April to make them more competitive. DCH studied wages for health care professionals and for individuals who work in scores of positions ranging from information technology to food service, according to DCH CEO Bryan Kindred.
The adjustments will add about $11 million to DCH's operating costs, according to Kindred.
Positions whose wages were below the market rate were adjusted to position them in the marketplace. Employees whose rate was within the market salary range received a raise based on their annual evaluation.