Summit Healthcare Benefits

Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center (SHRMC) is now the largest, private sector employer in the White Mountains of Arizona with 1,000+ employees. Employees are offered an attractive and competitive benefits program, known as Summit Healthcare Benefits. Summit Healthcare of Arizona’s White Mountains provides health insurance through our comprehensive major medical plan, optional paid dental insurance and eye care plans, paid basic life insurance, short term and long term disability and discounts on medical services rendered at the hospital. Voluntary life and accident insurance,  and cafeteria plans are also available. Our staff can take advantage of paid time off, extended illness benefits, an employee wellness program, an employee assistance program and an employer sponsored pension plan. We offer tuition reimbursement and in-house educational opportunities.

Direct Deposit

Summit Healthcare Benefits include direct deposit, available to all employees. You may sign up at the payroll or human resources office. A voided check for each account used is required. Paychecks for employees not using Direct Deposit will be mailed, in most cases on the Wednesday before payday. Pay Stubs are accessed online.

Payroll Deductions

Automatic payroll deductions are a Summit Healthcare benefit provided to you to cover a variety of needs such as meals, patient accounts, donations, uniforms, credit union, wellness programs, voluntary life, and voluntary retirement funds. Contact Payroll or Human Resources for more information.

Paid Holidays

Summit Healthcare employees who are paid hourly will receive Premium Pay of one and one half (1-1/2) times their base rate worked on any of the listed holidays. The holiday starts at 11 PM the day before and ends at 11 PM the day of.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Summit Healthcare employees also receive a Floating Holiday and Birthday Holiday each year.  The Birthday Holiday must be used 30 days prior or 30 days after your birthday.

PTO (Paid Time Off)

Begins accruing with the first day of employment in a permanent benefited position and is available for use by the employee following the 90-day introductory period. PTO accrues at the same per hour rate for full-time and part-time employees based on the number of hours worked. Employees may use PTO for regularly scheduled, budgeted hours only.

PTO hours will be accrued starting with the first day of employment and available days may be taken after successful completion of the introductory period with the Department Head or supervisor’s approval. PTO hours shall be used for vacation and holiday time, as well as for sick time. In most cases, PTO will be subtracted from the employee’s PTO bank to make up any differences between hours worked and the employee’s regular budgeted hours.

Full-time employees will accrue benefits per pay period, including PTO time off, and may use PTO time only for regularly scheduled hours. Part-time employees accrue benefits at the same rate as full-time employees proportionally based upon the number of hours worked, and may use PTO time only for regularly scheduled hours.

Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center Paid Time Off Accrual

Summit Healthcare Benefits Paid Time Off Accrual chart (image)

Employee Health Program

Provides a variety of services to employees:
• Pre-employment Screening
• Annual Wellness Check
• Tuberculosis Screening
• Immunizations
• Discounted Gym Membership
• Flu Shots
• Wellness Classes
• Stress Management
• Smoking Cessation

Education Development

The Staff Development Department provides ongoing education programs for staff at Summit Healthcare. Classes are scheduled monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annually for BLS/CPR, ACLS, PALS, NRP Med/Surg Tech II, IV Access, and other certifications all without charge to employees. Grand Rounds cover a wide variety of topics and are open to all Summit Healthcare employees. Programs are also available to cover all reasonable costs associated with workshops, courses and other types of educational programs that are judged by the employee’s Administrative Division Head to be both work related and of direct or potential benefit to Summit Healthcare. Tuition reimbursement may also be available.

Pension Plan and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan

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Summit Healthcare provides a flexible contribution retirement plan for all part-time and full-time employees. The plan includes an employer match of up to 4 percent of your annual gross salary after a year of employment. The contribution is made to an account where you have the option to direct your contributions to a guaranteed fixed account or variable investment options similar to mutual funds.

The plan is a 403(b) tax deferred annuity which is similar to a 401(k). As indicated above, the hospital will make a 4 percent contribution at the end of each calendar quarter and employees are able to shelter an additional 20 percent of their salary into the retirement plan through salary reduction. Pool employees are also eligible to participate in the voluntary savings plan.

The voluntary savings plan is set up through a tax deferred annuity which allows you to exclude a portion of your salary from current tax liability and put those “tax” dollars to work for you. Since all contributions, interest and earnings remain untaxed until withdrawn, TSA can grow significantly faster than conventional savings methods. Now you see how a TSA will reduce your current tax liability, maximize your current income and has the potential to provide more money for you in the years to come.

Worker’s Compensation Insurance

All employees are covered by Workman’s Comp while on the job. Work-related and on-the-job injuries must be reported to the employee’s supervisor within 24 hours of the injury. This documentation will benefit you in expediting the claims process.

Extended Illness Pay

Available to full-time and part-time employees who have successfully completed their 90-day introductory period. Extended Illness time may be used after the first regular budgeted work week of illness, except for inpatient or outpatient surgery, chemotherapy, maternity leave or medical leave in which case Extended Illness may be used beginning with the first day of missed work.

Extended Illness: Extended Illness hours will be accrued starting with the first day of employment and available hours may be taken after successful completion of the introductory period.

Full-time employees accrue benefits per pay period.
Part-time employees accrue benefits at the same rate as full-time employees proportionally based upon the number of hours worked.

Extended Illness Bank Accrual Chart

Summit Healthcare Benefits Extended Illness Bank Accrual Chart (image)

Bereavement Leave Pay

Allows full-time employees working 32 or more budgeted hours per week who have completed the 90-day introductory period, three (3) paid days off when a death has occurred in the immediate family.

Jury Duty Pay

Is available for full-time and part-time employees budgeted for 24 or more hours per week and who have completed the 90-day introductory period at base rate of pay, less jury duty pay. Travel, meal or lodging expenses are not included. Jury duty pay will be paid for a maximum of four (4) weeks of jury duty in a 12-month period; if that time is exceeded employees may use accrued PTO to supplement their income while on jury duty.

Employee Assistance Program

Counseling services are available to all employees through Jorgensen Brooks Group. The EAP program covers employees and immediate family members allowing up to six sessions per issue per year at no cost to the employee.   To contact Jorgensen Brooks Group call 888-520-5400.

A D & D

Accidental Death and Dismemberment is available for full-time and part-time employees budgeted for 24 or more hours per week and who have completed the 30-day waiting period. This insurance provides payments to you or your beneficiary of scheduled amounts up to the maximum of your life insurance amount for loss of limb, sight, hearing, speech or loss of your life due to an unintentional accident. This premium is paid by the hospital.

Basic Life Insurance

Is provided for full-time and part-time employees budgeted for 24 or more hours per week and who have completed the 30-day waiting period. This premium is paid by the hospital.

Dependent Life Insurance

Is provided for full-time and part-time employees budgeted for 24 or more hours per week and who have completed the 30-day introductory period. This premium is paid by the hospital.

Voluntary Life Insurance

Is available for purchase by eligible employees, please see Human Resources for more information. This premium is paid by the employee.

Short Term Disability

The short term disability plan provides financial protection for employees in benefitted positions of 32 hours or more per week. STD will provide 60% income replacement after a 30 day waiting period.  This premium is paid by the hospital using a gross-up billing method.

Long Term Disability Plan

The long term disability plan provides financial protection for employees working 32 or more budgeted hours per week who have completed the 30-day introductory period. By paying a portion of your income while you are disabled, the amount received is based on the amount earned before the disability began. In some cases, you receive disability payments even if you work while you are disabled. Elimination Period: 180 days of continuous disability must be satisfied before you are eligible to receive benefits. This premium is paid by the hospital using a gross-up billing method.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Save pre-tax monies to use for out-of-pocket medical and/or dependent care expenses.

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