North Dakota hospital paying COVID-19 bonuses to employees

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Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, N.D., is paying bonuses to staff members during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Pierce County Tribune.

Hospital executives informed board members the one-time payments are for workers at Heart of America Medical Center, Heart of America Johnson Clinic and Haaland Estates. More than 240 full-time staff members will get $500, while almost 15 part-time staff members will get $250.

The Good Samaritan Hospital Association board authorized the payments Aug. 24, the newspaper reported.

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Monday, August 31st, 2020

The forecasted overall expense of the “hero pay” benefits is $124,750, which will originate from federal relief help the hospital gotten throughout the pandemic, according to Heart of America Medical Center CEO Erik Christenson and CFO Melissa Shepard.

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