ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- For thousands of employees at Mayo Clinic, the new year might already be off to a great start. According to Mayo Clinic, most of its health staff will see an increase in their salaries in 2014.
For employees headed home after a long day of work, it's welcomed news.
"They've always made it clear that they think their employees are one of their most valuable assets and I think this is one way they are putting into action what they've said in words," said Stacy Johnson, an Instructional Designer at Mayo Clinic.
"Providing this salary increase is an investment in Mayo Clinic's most precious resource: our employees," said Dr. John Noseworthy, President and CEO of Mayo Clinic. "We recognize our current state of financial health is the result of the hard work all of you have done to manage
expenses and redesign the way we deliver care...."
However, some financial challenges include implementing President Obama's Affordable Care Act and the expenses associated with Destination Medical Center.
"It's tough with the whole new Obamacare and everything, but if Mayo feels they can give their employees a raise hopefully that will help the care that the patients get here and hopefully everything works out okay for them as well," said Bob Gilenbach, a Radiological Technologist at Mayo Clinic.
According to Mayo Clinic, the 2014 raise will not apply to some groups like union employees because they are on separate contracts.
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