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Bassett Healthcare Network extends sign-on bonus program

By Eric Reinhardt (


Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. (Photo credit: Bassett Healthcare Network website)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Bassett Healthcare Network announced that it is extending an organization-wide sign-on bonus program to help recruit new nurses and other staff members.

Bassett is offering $35,000 for registered nurses and between $10,000 and $20,000 for “nearly every other position” across its health-care network.

Staci Thompson, interim president and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network (Photo credit: Bassett Healthcare Network)

“To provide our patients with the best possible care, one of our top priorities is finding exceptional professionals to join our team,” Staci Thompson, interim president and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network, said in a news release. “We are welcoming new employees daily throughout our entire health system.”

Registered nurse Angela Belmont, senior VP and chief nurse executive for Bassett Healthcare Network, said the sign-on bonus is an “added financial benefit” as the organization continues efforts to attract and retain nurses, clinical staff, and other roles.

“The sign-on bonus is just part of Bassett Healthcare Network’s total benefit and compensation package, which includes flexible hours, tuition assistance, a professional work environment, and excellent medical insurance,” Belmont noted.

Sign-on bonuses for various positions are listed below:

  • Up to $35,000 for registered nurses
  • Up to $20,000 for licensed practical nurses
  • Up to $20,000 for clinical-lab technologists, ultrasound technologists, cardiovascular technicians, radiology technicians, CT technologists, MRI technologists, pharmacists, speech pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists
  • Up to $15,000 for nursing assistants, emergency department technicians, physical-therapy assistants, and certified occupational therapy assistants
  • Up to $10,000 for all other positions

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