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Sisters of Providence Health System

Overview

Mercy Medical Center, a 182-bed, acute care hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts, was founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1899. Today, Mercy is a state-of-the-art medical facility. Mercy offers a wide range of programs and services including cardiac care, maternity services, cancer treatment, breast care, emergency care, diagnostic imaging, intensive care, critical care, diabetes education, surgical procedures (inpatient and outpatient) and laser treatment.

Providence Behavioral Health Hospital is a 126-bed behavioral health hospital located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Providence provides both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services for people of all ages, short-term acute residential treatment for people experiencing acute psychiatric and/or substance abuse problems, and intensive outpatient chemical dependency programs.

Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, located at Mercy Medical Center campus in Springfield, is the only hospital-based rehabilitation center in Western Massachusetts. Weldon is a comprehensive, fully-integrated facility dedicated to improving the quality of life for people combating all types of disabilities. A full complement of therapists and certified rehabilitation nurses working with advanced technologies provide inpatient, outpatient, day and pediatric rehabilitation services to achieve the optimal level of physical, psychological, social and vocational functioning for each patient.

Brightside for Families and Children is a social service organization located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Brightside is recognized for its leadership in meeting the needs of children and families by offering residential treatment, counseling, family support programs and special education services.

Life Laboratories is a full-service medical diagnostic laboratory serving physicians and nursing homes and their patients in Western Massachusetts. Life Laboratories specializes in clinical, anatomical and cytological medical laboratory testing. Labs are located at Mercy Medical Center and Providence Behavioral Health Hospital.

Mercy Continuing Care Network comprises six nursing care facilities and an adult day health program covering a wide geographic area in Western Massachusetts with locations in Springfield, Westfield, Turners Falls, Lenox and Holyoke. Each facility is staffed with experienced, caring individuals who are dedicated to providing quality, respectful care to each and every client.

Mercy Home Care provides quality care to clients right in their own homes. Home Care enables our clients to continue their lifestyle while we provide them with the essential care and assistance they need to maintain their independence.

Mercy Hospice we understand how stressful, confusing and frustrating it can be to deal with a terminal illness. We can assist by providing comforting care and support to help our patients and their families accommodate the many changes they are experiencing. A hospice nurse is always on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions and address your concerns.

HR Contact

Human Resources Generalist
271 Carew Street
Springfield, MA 01102-9012
413-748-9601

Benefits

Sisters of Providence Health System offers some of the most competitive salaries and benefits in the region, including:

Affiliates

Through its affiliation with the world-renowned Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, the Systems’ patients have direct access to world-class cardiac procedures including open heart surgery, coronary bypass surgery, angioplasty and catheterization. The Lahey Clinic was recognized as one of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the country by Solucient, a health information company, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as having one of the best cardiovascular programs in the United States.

The collaboration between physicians who work at both Mercy Medical Center and Lahey Clinic started in advanced cardiac care. However, this relationship will evolve to include other services which might include transplantation, interventional neuroradiology, and colon and rectal surgery.

Through its affiliation with the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, the Systems’ patients have direct access to this institution’s innovative approaches to diabetes clinical care and education.

Awards

Accreditations:

Mercy Medical Center has full accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, the American College of Radiology, the American Speech and Hearing Association, and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Weldon Rehabilitiation Hospital has full accreditation from the Counsel for Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Brightside for Families and Children has full accreditation from the Counsel for Accreditation (COA).

Demographics

The Sisters of Providence came to Western Massachusetts 135 years ago with a mission to respond to changing community needs. Today, the Sisters of Providence Health System proudly continues that tradition.

Our system's array of services includes acute care, behavioral health, rehabilitation, home care, skilled nursing facilities, retirement living, adoption services, diagnostic laboratories and much more. Affiliated with the world-famous Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, and Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts, we are able to give our patients high-quality medical care delivered with compassion.

Area Attractions

The Sisters of Providence Health System has locations throughout Western Massachusetts, with the main campus in Springfield, a city located at the crossroads of New England.

The City of Springfield, located in the Pioneer Valley, is 90 miles west of Boston, 150 miles from New York City, 25 miles from Hartford and 40 miles from the Berkshires.

With a population of 600,000, the greater metropolitan area offers a vibrant mix of urban growth, open space and historic landmarks. With affordable housing, excellent schools and a number of colleges in the region, Springfield and its surrounding communities have a great deal to offer professionals and their families.

Recreational and cultural activities include the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Science Museum, Springfield Symphony Hall, the Springfield Civic Center, Jacob's Pillow (Becket, MA), Tanglewood (Lenox, MA), the Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA), and the historical cities and towns that surround Springfield, including the towns of Deerfield and Sturbridge Village.