Effective March 2019, minimum wage at North Oaks Health System has increased
from $9.00 per hour to $12.00 per hour. The increase exceeds the federal
(and Louisiana) minimum wage rate by more than 60 percent. To learn more
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As North Oaks
President/Chief Executive Officer Michele Sutton explains, the pay increase reflects a longstanding strategic decision
to position the health system as a local market leader and outpace the
federal minimum wage rate. Nearly 800 employees across the health system
will receive an overall pay increase as a result of this initiative.
“Retaining our dedicated employees and recruiting new talent to join
us are paramount to our mission of improving lives,” Sutton affirms.
“Our compensation practices reflect our appreciation for the hard
work of our employees and the difference they make.”
Ron Macaluso, chairman of North Oaks
Board of Commissioners, continues, “Our employees are the reason our health system has
become a regional referral center worthy of the local, state and national
accolades we continue to receive for innovation, safety, quality and patient
Most recently, North Oaks clinics received the Press Ganey Guardian of
Excellence Award® for the fourth consecutive year. As recipients of
this award, North Oaks clinics are ranked among the top 5 percent of health
care services nationally in sustaining the highest level of patient satisfaction
over a one-year period.
North Oaks Health System is one of the area’s largest and most progressive
health systems. Located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge on the Northshore,
North Oaks comprises a 330-bed
acute care hospital, a
Level II Trauma Center, a 27-bed medical
rehabilitation hospital, a freestanding surgical center, two diagnostic centers and the largest multispecialty provider clinic
in the region.