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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

$11/hour rate is second increase in three years

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger announced today that the organization will raise its minimum hire rate to $11 per hour across its system, effective September 30. This is the second time in three years that Geisinger has raised its minimum hire rate for employees.

“It was important to us to make this investment in our employees,” said Amy Brayford, Geisinger’s chief human resources officer. “As a large employer and leader in our communities, we wanted to take care of our employees who support the excellent care and service our patients receive. This increase will allow us to continue to retain and hire the best employees, which in turn helps the health and wellbeing of our communities.”

In addition to raising the minimum hire rate, some employees will receive an adjustment to move them higher in the pay range. Approximately 800 employees will see a pay increase as result of this change. The largest group benefiting are food service workers and environmental service technicians.  

Overall, Geisinger spends approximately $2.5 billion annually in salaries, wages and medical and retirement benefits for its employees. In the past year Geisinger invested more than $40 million in its employees through merit increases, tuition reimbursement and employee recognition programs. The Pennsylvania-based health system leverages an estimated $12.7 billion annual positive impact on the economy. 

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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