Campbell County Health on Friday announced that it will use nearly $2.9 million in CARES Act funding to give full and part-time employees retention bonuses should they commit to a year of employment.
The last two years have taken an incredible toll on healthcare worker, CCH said in a Jan. 7 statement, adding that they have been the first and last line of defense in the battle against COVID-19.
With a new wave of COVID-19 cases expected in the coming weeks with the Omicron variant poised to sweep across the state, CCH leadership reportedly made the decision to show their appreciation for their staff members.
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“Our employees are highly valued, critical members of both CCH and the community at large,” Interim CCH CEO Jerry Klein said in a statement. “The (Board of Trustees) and administration are saying that they matter, and their work keeps our community healthy. These retention bonuses are a small token of our appreciation for what they have done and continue to do for our patients and community.”
Employees will be asked to commit to employment for a period of one year and, should they agree, will receive a retention bonus of six percent of the mid-point of their salary range, which is roughly equivalent to 125 hours worked, per CCH.
The organization is currently hiring for both nonclinical positions and clinical positions; available positions can be viewed on the CCH website.