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Cook Children’s Raises Minimum Wage to $13.25 per Hour

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Starting on Feb. 2, employees can expect to earn at least $13.25/hour at Cook Children’s Health Care System, up from the current rate at $11/hour. The change will impact 200 current employees.

“Just as we are committed to improving the health of every child, we are as committed to the well-being of our workforce, who help us fulfill our promise to patient families,” said Rick W. Merrill, President and CEO of Cook Children’s Health Care System via release.

“As a Tarrant County employer for more than 100 years, we have a responsibility to provide a stronger and more fair living wage for local residents as we strive to remain an employer of choice, and a leader in fair and equitable compensation,” said Keith Holtz, Chief Administrative Officer via release.

The move follows Medical City Healthcare’s decision last fall to increase minimum wage to $13/hour and the City of Dallas and Dallas County’s $15/hour minimum wage hike last year.

“This decision is aligned with our commitment to attract top talent at all levels, improve the team experience, and foster a culture that allows our employees to bring their best to elevate every experience for the patients and families we are privileged to serve,” Holtz added via release.