Vaccine mandates are adding to health care worker shortages around the country, possibly exacerbating both health care issues for Americans as well as the nation's employment problems.
Although hospital systems report the vast majority of their employees are choosing 'forced vaccination' when faced with losing their jobs, experts say the current labor shortage in health care is significant enough that the thousands who are quitting or being fired are expected to have a worrisome impact.
The following are summarized stats from just a small sampling of the country's hospital and health care systems in a few states, as compiled by Becker's Hospital Review. Among the 20 companies listed, approximately 1,685 firings or resignations due to vaccine mandates are reported so far.
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- 113 suspended or fired from Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse NY
- 38 in jeopardy at San Diego-based Scripps Health
- 145 resignations at St. Luke's University Health Network
- 150 firings at Newark, Delaware-based ChristianCare
- "Fewer than 250" gone from New York-Presbyterian
- "About two dozen leaders" at Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY
- 175 fired from Winston-Salem, NC based Novant Health
- 66 gone from Northern Light Health in Brewer, Maine
- 58 resignations from MaineHealth in Portland
- 72 firings from Valley Health in Winchester, VA
- "About 60" resignations from UNC Health, Chapel Hill, NC
- 23 fired so far from St. Claire HealthCare, Morehead, KY
- 180 fired from Med Center Health in Bowling Green, KY
- 125 gone from IU Health in Indianapolis, IN
- 11 resignations from Olean, NY General Hospital
- 30 resignations from Lewis County Health System in Lowville, NY, forcing closure of its maternity unit
- 1 fired from Tidelands Health in Georgetown, SC
- 5 fired from Charleston-based Medical University of SC
- 6 fired from RWJBarnabas Health in West Orange, NJ
- 153 gone from Houston Methodist