By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – UPMC employees were rewarded for their work during the COVID pandemic with an early holiday bonus of $500, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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The Post-Gazette reports president and CEO Leslie C. Davis told employees in an email that they have “risen in truly exceptional ways to meet challenges we could have never anticipated.”

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Davis also reportedly said that there’d be more news about improvements to the health care giant’s compensation and benefits program in the coming days.

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In an attempt to attract more workers amid a nursing shortage, local hospitals have been offering big incentives.