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Ballad Health to invest $10M in nurse raises

HANK HAYES, Kingsport Times News • May 7, 2019 at 11:36 AM

Ballad Health announced on Monday a $10 million investment in pay increases for nurses.

Ballad Health Executive Chairman, President and CEO Alan Levine, in an email sent to team members, said the investment will be with an annualized increase in its direct patient care nursing and supporting staff wages for the following positions: Acute care registered nurses, licensed practicing nurses (LPNs) and nursing assistants in select roles whose primary responsibility is providing direct inpatient care; scrub techs, long-term care LPNs and certified nursing assistants, clinical LPNs and certified medical assistants and behavioral health techs.

The move will impact “several thousand” Ballad Health employees, said Levine. More from the Kingsport Times News.

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