“We have about 6,000 nurses in our system,” Alan Levine, executive chair, president and CEO of Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health, told NPR. “If we are five or 10 nurses down in our system, we feel it. … I have to keep as many nurses as I can who are capable of taking care of our community.”
Mr. Levine’s concerns about staff quitting because of vaccine requirements are substantiated; Lewis County Health System, a single-hospital system in Lowville, N.Y., said it will temporarily close its maternity unit after staff resigned over the state mandate. In South Carolina, Tidelands Health fired one of its employees for not complying with the Georgetown-based system’s vaccine mandate. Among the most recent examples: After a two-week unpaid suspension period ending Sept. 14, 125 employees at IU Health left the Indianapolis-based organization after choosing not to receive the vaccine…
Was just sent this email: 165 jobs for northern light health in Maine on the Handshake job board right now. Which makes me think they are being tough now but will be crying soon.