(WXYZ) — Beaumont is announcing they are expanding their program to pay hazard pay to employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move follows blow back after some employees learned they were not eligible for the program, despite coming into contact with coronavirus patients.
The expansion was announced in an email from Beaumont CEO John Fox:
On Monday, April 13, I announced the details of the Pandemic Disaster Relief Recognition Payment, which is intended to recognize some of the crucial work being done by our team members at our acute care campuses and skilled nursing facilities. While we were intending to do a good thing, we missed some key team members, and you let us know.
I want to thank the hundreds of employees who provided feedback and asked very good questions through various employee channels. Please know that your responses were very helpful as we considered how to make this better.
As a result, we are expanding the eligibility criteria to include all employees in the eligible job families/titles at our acute care campuses and skilled nursing facilities. The payment amounts of $500 and $1,000, depending on your role, has not changed. This information can be viewed in the eligibility overview document [s2.bl-1.com], which includes frequently asked questions.
Thank you again for your commitment and compassion throughout this pandemic and all you do for Beaumont’s patients, families, colleagues and communities. You are truly health care heroes.
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