(Waupun) SSM Health, which operates facilities in Waupun and Fond du Lac, will be raising their minimum wage. The per-hour rate will increase to $15, effective October 10th. The jump in pay will impact nearly 3,000 employees across Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma – roughly seven-percent of SSM Health’s total workforce of nearly 40,000. President and CEO of SSM Health Laura Kaiser says their ongoing commitment is to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace which includes providing fair and socially just wages. She says this decision is consistent with their plans to advance equity as part of their overall talent development strategy.