Our Benefits

The Western Maryland Health System offers the following insurance benefits to eligible employees authorized to work 32 – 80 hours bi-weekly (includes flex hours). Those benefits marked with an * are only offered to employees who are authorized/flex to work 60-80 hours bi-weekly. Benefits become effective on the first day of the second month following the employee’s hire date into an eligible class. The benefit plans are offered on an annual basis.

Medical

Two medical plans to choose from:

  • Gold Plan–PPO
  • Silver Plan-PPO

Dental

Two dental plans:

Premium/ Standard

Vision

Full Service (Exam, Lenses, Frames)

Short-Term Disability

60% with a 15 day waiting period

Long-Term Disability

60% Plan

Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Six increments of coverage to select from $10,000–$1,000,000

Flexible Spending Accounts

Dependent Care and Health Care

Supplemental Term Life

Employee: 1X, 2X, 3X Salary

Spouse: $10,000, $20,000, $50,000 and $100,000

Children: $2,000, $5,000, $10,000

Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

* 1 ½ times Salary

Business Travel

$300,000

Additional Benefits at Western Maryland Health System

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Paid time off includes vacation, holidays, personal time and sick leave.  Full and part-time employees accrue PTO per pay period based on the employee’s paid hours and length of service. Relief employees do not accrue paid time off benefits.

Funeral Leave

Leave with pay, not to exceed a maximum of 24 hours, will be granted to employees in the event of a death in the immediate family.

Tuition Reimbursement

The tuition reimbursement program is designed to aid employees who wish to further their education and improve their job skills.  Full-time employees may receive a maximum of $4000 reimbursement per year. Part-time employees are reimbursed on a prorated basis.

PTO Sell for Benefits

Employees can sell PTO to help decrease the cost of benefits.

PTO Sell for Cash

Eligible employees can sell up to 40 hours of PTO for cash.

403(b) Retirement Plan

Principal Financial Group:

Employer Match: $0.50 match up to 6% of base salary. You are vested in employer contributions (match) based on a 6-year prorated standard.

Credit Unions

Chessie Federal Credit Union is on site at WMHS however, direct deposit can be made to any credit union or bank of your choice.  ATMs are also available on site.

Direct Deposit

All WMHS employees are eligible for direct deposit.

At Western Maryland Health System, all of our employees are welcome to use our employee wellness program and our free, on-site fitness center at their convenience.

This summary of benefits does not include all provisions, restrictions or requirements of the individual benefits. Details about each plan can be provided by the Human Resources Benefits Analyst.

Security

At Western Maryland Health System, we have taken a number of steps to ensure the safety of everyone both working at and visiting the hospital. Our Safety-Security Services Department is fully-staffed and provides services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security Officers are on duty providing support in a variety of ways including manning a stationary post in the triage/emergency department and patrolling officers both inside and outside of the main Willowbrook campus. We also utilize a surveillance system with more than 200 cameras located throughout the campus.

Hospital Entrance

During the evening/night, exterior entrances to the hospital and other campus buildings are locked and require an appropriate ID badge to enter. Visitors to the hospital are required to enter at the emergency entrance adjacent to the emergency department so they can be registered by security personnel and given an ID badge to wear during their stay.

Visiting Hours

All our departments have a silent alarm that goes to the WMHS call center for security and, if needed, law enforcement response. Additionally, an internal emergency number is in place for direct contact with the call center. Using any WMHS landline phone, you can dial 33 and a call center operator will immediately answer and know that an emergency is occurring.

The WMHS parking garage is also connected to our emergency call center. It will connect the user with the call center to make getting a response to an emergency as quickly and easily possible.

Nurse Safety

For nurses working late shifts, we have a law enforcement presence in the emergency department between 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., seven days a week. The officer or deputy on duty is stationed in the emergency department area but is able to respond to an emergency anywhere in the hospital if needed.

Additionally, to ensure nurses feel safe getting from the hospital to their vehicles at the end of their shift, WMHS introduced Operation Safe Ride in September 2015 to provide an escort to-and-from vehicles on the campus at night.