Human Resources/Employment

We will make every effort to ensure that MCH employees understand that they contribute directly to the growth and success of the hospital as well as the quality of life for many people.

Human Resources / Employment


The Millcreek Community Hospital Human Resources Department is a service department that facilitates the entire Human Resources function in order to meet the needs of the hospital as well as its employees and customers. Our goal is to create a work environment that enhances employee recruitment and retention.


  • To have the HR department recognized for its positive attitude and customer service
  • To use continuous improvement philosophy to make positive changes as needed that increase efficiency and productivity
  • To treat our customers with respect and respond to questions or concerns in a timely manner
  • To maintain strict confidentiality of all information that encompasses the Human Resources function
  • To be creative and innovative with initiatives that make MCH employees’ work experience challenging, enjoyable, and rewarding
  • To promote consistency and fairness in our relationship with our customers

In our vision the Human Resources team will take pride in what we do and in our accomplishments. We will make every effort to ensure that MCH employees understand that they contribute directly to the growth and success of the hospital as well as the quality of life for many people.

Employment Opportunities at Millcreek Community Hospital

We, the employees, management and board of Millcreek Community Hospital, are proud of the friendly environment and family atmosphere that make working here a pleasure.

  • With our understanding of community needs and vision to serve, we have created a close-knit, professional team.
  • Through our strong work ethic and personal patient service, we have achieved high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • As a premier teaching hospital, we have developed a unique environment of sharing and commitment.
  • Our staff does not go through four layers of management to accomplish their jobs or resolve issues. For example, nurses can go to unit leaders, then directly to the Director of Nursing.

As a result, few employees tend to leave MCH, but new opportunities are created through our growth and expansion.

If you strongly believe in respect, care, quality and joy in the workplace, and for our patients, their families, and the community we serve, we encourage you to investigate a career at our hospital and enhance your opportunities for personal and professional growth. We look forward to hearing from you.


Health Insurance

The hospital has Highmark Health insurance available to all regular full-time employees. The employee is eligible the first of the month following 30 days. The hospital pays a portion of the cost.
Part-time 30-hour employees are eligible to join the plan.

The advantage of belonging to a group plan is that benefits are available at a lower or comparable monthly premium.


The hospital has BAI Dental insurance available to all regular full-time employees. The employee is eligible the first of the month following 30 days.


Employees of MCH and their families will receive 50% off eye exams, glasses and contact lenses from Sterrettania Optical at Sterrettania Ophthalmology, 4000 Sterrettania Road. (814) 836-0543.

Life Insurance

The hospital provides life/AD&D insurance at no cost for each employee working 15 or more hours per week. The life insurance amount equals your annual salary.


Regular, full-time employees will be paid for six holidays upon completion of the 90-day introductory period.


All employees receive two weeks’ vacation that begins accruing on Day 1 of employment. Employees can begin using vacation once they complete their 90-day probationary period.

Personal Days

Regular full-time employees are eligible for four paid personal days per year after one year of service.

Sick Time

Each full-time employee shall accumulate six sick days per year (sick time accrues after the completion of the 90-day introductory period).


Employees may have prescriptions filled at a reduced cost in the pharmacy for themselves, spouse and their dependent children. Full- and part-time employees may choose to have the charges payroll deducted. Also, over-the-counter medications are at a reduced cost for employees.

Credit Union

MCH belongs to the Erie Federal Credit Union. Hospital employees can join the credit union using their ID badge at any of the various locations throughout Erie.

In-Service Training

Employees will be granted time while on duty to attend in-service training programs related to their jobs. The hospital also pays the cost of selected educational programs outside the hospital.

Employee Health Service

We have an Employee Health Nurse, and Emergency Room care is available to all employees as necessary.


A cafeteria is provided for employees. Food is served between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The Snack Bar is open Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Snack Bar is closed on holidays. The vending area is open 24 hours a day. Employees receive free meals in the cafeteria when working weekends and holidays.

Leave of Absence

There are instances when an employee may be absent from work for an extended period of time. Therefore, leaves will be granted with the approval of the Department Head and the Director of Human Resources. Paperwork can be obtained in the Human Resources Office.

Jury Duty

The hospital will pay employees their regular pay for up to 10 days. Employees subpoenaed for jury duty will sign off their jury duty checks and drop them off in the Human Resources Office.


There are designated free parking areas at the hospital for employees.

Bereavement Pay

Employees will be paid up to five days bereavement pay for the death of a spouse or child. The hospital will pay up to three days bereavement pay, up until the day of the funeral, for the death of the employee’s parents or siblings as well as the parents or siblings of the employee’s spouse.


Paychecks are distributed to each department every other Friday by 9:00 a.m.

Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit is available to all employees who are interested.

TIAA-CREF (403b)

Tax Sheltered Annuities are available upon hire. If you have worked over 1,000 hours in a year, this is an excellent way to start saving for your retirement and reduces your taxable income due to the amount being deducted prior to taxes being taken out. The hospital will match your contribution at 133 1/3% up to 6% of your salary (up to $230,000 of income) per year, after completing one year of service.

Revised 1/2015