Dawn Witzel, director of Nursing at Old Orchard ProMedica, with her mother, Deb Cszasar director of Nursing for 30 years with ProMedica before retiring from the Bethlehem North building. “For a little over 30 years I have had the distinct honor and pleasure to work in the shadows and alongside my fabulous mentor, my mother. In 1991 I started in the health care industry under this wonderful woman’s leadership and it always made me work even harder so no one could ever say I was given favoritism and because I didn’t want to disappoint her. The time has finally come after almost 40 years with the same company that she has decided to ease gracefully into retirement. To say I am proud of her would be an understatement. I have been blessed to have been taught so very much by her over the years and I hope one day the same will be said about me … she made a difference in the lives of so many.”


ProMedica Senior Care is a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated health care organization, and a leading provider of short-term, post-hospital services and long-term care. It’s also a great place to begin — or continue — a career in health care.

And there has never been a better time to join ProMedica Senior Care’s award-winning team. The organization actively is recruiting to fill clinical positions at six ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities in the Lehigh Valley:

  • ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Easton) — 2600 Northampton St., Easton
  • ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Old Orchard) — 4100 Freemansburg Ave., Easton
  • ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethlehem South) — 2021 Westgate Drive, Bethlehem
  • ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethlehem North) — 2029 Westgate Drive, Bethlehem
  • ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Allentown) — 1265 South Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown
  • ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Allen) — 535 N. 17th St.., Allentown

Current hiring needs at all six facilities include certified nursing assistants (CNA), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and registered nurses (RN). Both full- and part-time positions are available for all shifts.

“Our dedicated and compassionate employees are the heart of ProMedica Senior Care,” said Tamara Noel, M.A., regional staffing specialist. “Whether someone is just beginning their career or is an experienced professional, we focus on attracting and retaining the very best people at all levels within our company. Our employees share a passion for bringing their best to work each day, and we are committed to creating an environment where they will thrive.”

ProMedica recently was recognized on Forbes’ 2022 list of “The Best Employers for New Grads,” ranking No. 122 out of the 300 companies nationwide.

A member of the Garden Club spends some time outside.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Forbes as one of the best workplaces for new graduates,” Noel said. “We take great pride in the opportunities to learn and grow that ProMedica offers for individuals entering the health care field. Our leadership team provides the mentoring and training necessary to ensure that new graduates thrive, and feel supported and engaged in their career journey.”

A career at ProMedica Senior Care offers numerous opportunities for career development, and professional and personal growth.

“We have many long-tenured employees, some of whom have been with us for decades,” Noel said. “Fostering employee growth is very important to us and the opportunities at ProMedica Senior Care are tremendous. It’s not uncommon to meet an employee that started with us as a CNA and is now an RN, or joined our company in an entry-level position and today holds a management role. We provide continuing education opportunities and innovative training programs, and work with employees that want to go back to school and further their education.”

ProMedica Senior Care employees enjoy a competitive salary and a range of benefits including signing bonuses, comprehensive health insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid time off, flexible hours, increased shift and weekend differentials, and more. A healthy work-life balance lets employees enjoy their jobs, as well as their personal lives.

Among the non-tangible benefits of a career at ProMedica Senior Care is a dynamic workplace culture built on teamwork and mutual respect. “Employees often tell us they feel like family — there’s a sense of camaraderie that carries through to every level of our organization,” Noel said. “Our team members work hard and share the same work ethic, and that’s part of what makes them so successful.”

What personal characteristics make a good employee at ProMedica Senior Care? “Regardless of what job a candidate is applying for — from an entry-level receptionist to upper management — we are looking for team players that are compassionate, caring  and want the best for our patients and for each other. ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation locations are go-to facilities in the Lehigh Valley; people entrust us to care for their family members and that’s a great honor and one we take seriously. We want our patients to have top-notch quality care — and they already do — but we’re always striving to be even better.”

To view and apply for jobs at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities, visit http://careers.promedicaseniorcare.org.

— Lori Crowell