Guthrie offering hiring bonuses from $5-$20K to fill certain open medical care positions


Sayre, Pa. – Following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries are currently experiencing staffing shortages and health care is no different.

Deb Raupers, EVP and Chief Nursing Officer, Guthrie said, “Hospitals across the country are hoping to fill vacancies, and we’re all trying to recruit members of the same talent pool. We are looking for employees who want to work in a teaching environment where they can be supported and grow in their career.”

To help recruit new talent to fill open positions at Guthrie, the organization is now offering competitive sign-on bonuses for certain roles:

  • $20,000 sign-on bonus for surgical service RNs
  • $15,000 sign-on bonus for all other RNs
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus for LPNs, CNAs, Care Partners, Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Technicians

Sarah Allen, RN, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Emergency Department, is happy to have recently joined Guthrie. “It has been a tough two years as a nurse, but since coming to Guthrie about three months ago, I’ve felt welcomed and supported by a truly great team,” she said.

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Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of nearly 700 providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie is dedicated to training the next generation of health care leaders, offering seven residencies, three fellowships, and serving as a regional campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.