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Why Work for Us?

Download a brochure listing many of our benefits – because the BEST deserve the BEST!

  • We have introduced new rates for experienced nurses, recognizing your knowledge and highly developed clinical skills
  • Commitment to low nurse-to-patient ratios
  • Highest ancillary support ratios for nurses
  • Only hospital offering Quality Incentive Bonuses to our employees for achieving specified goals within each nursing unit
  • $7,000 annual tuition reimbursement program
  • $1,000 annual professional development reimbursement
  • A minimum of 7 weeks of benefit time upon hire
  • Bring your friends – employees can earn up to $5,000 referral bonus per nurse hired
  • Competitive health benefits with low employee contribution levels
  • Nurse residency, preceptor, & mentorship programs to support nurses
  • Community hospital providing a more personal experience with patients & colleagues
  • Robust clinical ladder program
  • Visible & supportive leadership team
  • Flexible schedules available
  • Free on-campus parking
  • Free employee fitness center & relaxation rooms (with massage chairs and zero gravity chairs)
  • Great, family-centered community

If you are passionate about nursing and caring for patients, talk with us and learn how Holyoke Medical Center is different.


Meet Some of Our Nurse Leaders!

Margaret-Ann Azzaro, CNO – Nurse Appreciation
Margaret-Ann Azzaro, CNO – Nursing Support
Margaret-Ann Azzaro, CNO – Nurse Staffing
Lynn Gareffi, Director of Emergency Services
Lisa Gawle, Director of Med/Surg
Brian Toia, Director of ICU


Don’t see the position or shift you are looking for? Have additional questions related to nursing positions? Please call the Valley Health Systems, Inc. Human Resources Department at (413) 534-2547 or email

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