Nursing at Highland Hospital

Highland is a 261 bed not-for-profit acute-care community hospital with a nurturing family like environment.

We are a nationally ranked leader in number of specialties including women's health, breast care, geriatrics, orthopaedics, and bariatrics.

Highland is a cutting-edge hospital with a diverse culture that values excellence, innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, clinical quality and patient care that is upheld by the highest standards of corporate responsibility and nursing practice. Our nursing team is dedicated to the art and science of the profession – and has built a strong theoretical framework on a solid foundation.

In a continued effort to realize this vision, our entire nursing staff at Highland is confident in their abilities – and steadfastly committed to self-improvement and lifelong learning. Through our Department of Organizational Learning and generous continuing education benefits, Highland also offers our nurses the opportunity to acquire and maintain the skills they need to be the best possible nurse and person.

Highland's reputation for excellence, combined with more than 125 years of innovation, makes it an exciting place for nurses interested in progressive patient care, personal growth, and professional participation. While we’re constantly evolving, we never forget our roots.


From the moment of birth to the end of life, Highland’s Department of Nursing honor their commitment of providing our community with personalized, high quality care infused with empathy and compassion.

Melissa Derleth, MS, RN, NE-BC
Chief Nursing Officer


Our Values


Our commitment to excellence in healthcare, with patients and their families at the heart of all we do.


To achieve the highest standard of clinical quality excellence and safety in a trusting, compassionate, and inspirational environment.


The Highland Promise is our personal commitment to live the ICARE Values. Every day.

We promise our patients, co-workers, and community to always act with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence.



Our Program by the Numbers


Nursing Residents


Clinical Nursing Students


Comunication with Nurses

2019 Press Ganey


Community Outreach Programs


Quality Recognition

Highland is proud of the nationally recognized awards that have been bestowed on us.

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Evarts Joint Center

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Magnet Designated Hospital

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Heart/Stroke Failure
Get With The Guidelines
Gold Plus

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Geriatric Fracture Care Program
Core Certification

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Primary Care Medical Home
Highland Family Medicine
Highland Hospital Primary Care

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Radiation Oncology

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Breast Imaging

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Endoscopy Center
Quality Recognition

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Comprehensive Bariatric Center

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Designated Stroke Center

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Intensive Care Unit

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Geriatrics Fracture Center

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Clinical And Pathology Laboratory

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Exemplar Level

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Gynecological Oncology

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Level 2 Geriatric Emergency Department

Contact us

Nursing Positions

Highland Hospital
Nurse Recruitment Office, Box 63
1000 South Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620

Phone: (585) 341-8059
Fax: (585) 341-6826

The Nurse Recruitment office is open

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.