COVID-19 Heroes Bonuses paid to employees

At YKHC, our vision is clear: Through Native self-determination and culturally relevant healthcare systems, we strive to be the healthiest people. YKHC employees work hard every day to support this vision.

We are proud of the work our employees do and excited to provide bonuses for their extra efforts during COVID-19. Read below for more from YKHC President and CEO Dan Winkelman, as shared in an email to employees.

“Today, for the third year in a row, we paid a COVID-19 Heroes Bonus to you, our Heroes! Over $3 million was paid to eligible staff today. Depending upon your continuous length of service, individual bonuses ranged from $500 to $5,500.”

“YKHC employees have received increases in compensation in eight of the past nine years, unprecedented for YKHC and as measured against our peers. According to a 2021 national salary survey conducted by the Korn Ferry Hay Group, for the first time in the company’s history, we were able to ensure all staff were being paid at the 50th percentile of market or higher for their positions when compared to other similar positions across Alaska and the nation. Indeed, many more positions were paid in the 70th to 90th percentiles when compared against other Alaska health organizations. YKHC has been able to accomplish this due to our very strong financial position and the great work that you do every day for our customers.”

“Quyana for your continued service to our 30,000 customers and choosing YKHC as your employer.”