September 21, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination requirements result in HCW terminations, resignations

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

COVID-19 vaccination requirements have caused some organizations to fire healthcare workers (HCWs) for noncompliance, and HCWs have quit over the policies, the September 17 Becker’s Hospital Review reports.

Healthcare systems announcing resignations and terminations include the following:


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  • Morehead, Kentucky-based St Claire HealthCare has fired 23 HCWs for noncompliance with its vaccine mandate.
  • Med Center Health, Bowling Green, Kentucky terminated 180 HCWs because of its vaccination requirement.
  • At Indianapolis-based IU Health, 125 HCWs left after choosing not to be vaccinated.
  • At Olean (New York) General Hospital, 11 HCWs resigned because of the state’s mandate that they be vaccinated.
  • Lewis County Health System, Lowville, New York, temporarily closed its maternity unit after 30 HCWs resigned over the state’s mandate that they be vaccinated.
  • Georgetown, South Carolina-based Tidelands Health fired one HCW for not complying with the system’s vaccine mandate.
  • Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina Health fired five HCWs for not complying with its vaccine mandate.
  • West Orange, New Jersey-based RWJBarnabas Health fired six HCWs for not complying with its vaccine mandate.
  • At Houston Methodist, 153 HCWs either resigned or were terminated for not complying with its vaccine mandate.

Becker's will add to this list as more information becomes available.

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