Doctors Community Health System Raises Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour

Lanham, MD – Doctors Community Health System (DCHS) is raising the minimum wage for its employees to $15 per hour effective February 2020.  This increase will impact about 176 employees who currently make less than $15 per hour. 

“Our employees are the heart and soul of the organization.  Their dedication to providing compassionate and quality services is what encourages people to rely on us for care and support.  We view the new minimum wage as an investment in our team members who truly make a difference in people’s lives and strengthen the health of our community,” said Paul Grenaldo, president at Doctors Community Health System.

This policy change is one of the benefits of the system’s partnership with Anne Arundel Medical Center and the formation of Luminis Health.  Another benefit is DCHS’ plan to submit a certificate-of-need (CON) application in the coming months to establish obstetric services as part of a comprehensive women’s health program at Doctors Community Hospital.  This investment will provide women and families more access to quality care in Prince George’s County.

“Serving others with respect and dignity is one of the principles that guide us.  We are committed to continuing that tradition while making the lives of people – both employees and community members – better,” stated Grenaldo.

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About Luminis Health

Luminis Health, a new integrated health system formed in 2019, serves residents of Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore. Comprised of Anne Arundel Medical Center and Doctors Community Hospital, Luminis Health includes 635 licensed beds, more than 6,400 employees, 1,800 medical staff and 1,300 volunteers. In Fiscal Year 2019, Luminis Health hospitals contributed $67 million in community benefit. Luminis is symbolic of light, signifying a commitment to being a beacon of hope and healing for the region, while igniting new possibilities for how and where health care is delivered. The new brand will be fully revealed in spring 2020. Learn more at LuminisHealth.org.   

About Doctors Community Health System

Doctors Community Health System is a network of medical and surgical services provided throughout Prince George’s County and in Anne Arundel County. At the heart of this network is its flagship – Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland. To complement the hospital’s high quality and comprehensive services, the system has more than a dozen centers of care in Bowie, Camp Springs, Crofton, District Heights, Hyattsville, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, Riverdale and Temple Hills. In addition to being recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high‐performing hospital in colon cancer surgery and heart failure, it is the only hospital in Prince George’s County on Forbes’ list of best midsize employers. Also, it earned Hospital Compare’s four‐star quality rating – the highest in Prince George’s County.

For more information, visit DCHweb.org or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).