Guthrie Announces Major Nurse Recruitment Campaign with Unprecedented Sign-On Bonus

January 25, 2024

The Guthrie Clinic announced today the details of a major nurse recruitment campaign for Lourdes Hospital. As of Jan. 24, and for a period of 90 days, Guthrie is offering a $50,000 sign-on bonus to new, but experienced, full-time direct care Registered Nurses (RN) for Lourdes Hospital in select, high-need areas. 

As Guthrie learned during the pandemic, market-competitive compensation strategies are key to maintaining adequate staffing with permanent, full-time nurses in favor of travelling agency staff. 

“At Guthrie, we recognize the importance of providing high-quality care to our patients in the Binghamton market and we understand the necessity of strengthening the Lourdes nursing team with permanent Lourdes nurses,” said Debra Raupers, EVP, Chief Nurse Executive, The Guthrie Clinic. “This initiative not only reflects our commitment to our patients but also our commitment to being the best place to work and build a career.” 

Along with the $50,000 sign-on bonus for targeted Lourdes RN positions, Guthrie will continue to offer up to a $25,000 sign-on bonus for other experienced RNs in other areas.  

Additionally, as a thank you for helping to grow the team at Lourdes, we are doubling the referral bonus for caregivers who refer nurses to Lourdes in the identified areas from $10,000 to $20,000.  

Guthrie is excited about these initiatives and believes they will further strengthen our nursing team, enhancing our ability to provide exceptional care to our patients.