United Methodist Retirement Communities & Porter Hills is launching a $5.2 million workforce retention effort.

Team members will be eligible for bonuses of $400 to $14,000 over two years, with the amounts awarded based on employment status and years of service.

“The global pandemic has shown us just how extraordinary they truly are. For more than 18 months, our dedicated team members have gone above and beyond the call of duty, risking their own health and well-being to care for our residents, participants, and each other,” UMRC & Porter Hills President and CEO Steve Fetyko said in a statement. “Their sacrifices have been remarkable, and our entire community has benefited from the talents, commitment, and thoughtfulness of our team. Now it’s our turn to show our support through our commitment bonus program.”

Michelle Henderson, chief human resource officer, said that the effort “sends a huge message and is just one of the many ways we are working to thank and retain our dedicated team members, based on their feedback.”

The company, she added, “is committed to the recruitment and retention of excellent team members who are passionate about caring for older adults. It is our top priority.”