Health Care Staff Shortages a “National Emergency”
Hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States are suffering a workforce shortage, a crisis that was brewing before the COVID-19 pandemic but has only been amplified since then. The American Hospital Association (AHA) calls the shortages a “national emergency” and, although it is most acute in the nursing field, the effects are […]
Mayo Clinic Fires 700 Employees for Refusing to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations
On Jan. 4, 2022, one of the top ranked hospitals in United States, Mayo Clinic, terminated 700 of its employees for refusing to get COVID-19 vaccinations. The 700 terminated employees represent approximately one percent of the hospital’s workforce.1 The hospital issued the following statement: While final numbers are still not available, nearly 99% of staff […]
COVID Vaccine Mandates Worsen Shortage of Health Care Workers in U.S.
In early September 2021, Rick Pollack, the CEO of the American Hospital Association (AHA) said that the association supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates and has been trying to increase vaccination rates in hospitals and health systems. He added, “As a practical matter, this policy may result in exacerbating the severe workforce shortage problems that currently exist.”1 […]
75 Percent COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Among U.S. Hospital Workers
An analysis conducted by WebMD and Medscape Medical News from data collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2,500 hospitals across the United States revealed that, as of late May 2021, one in four hospital workers caring for patients had not received a COVID-19 vaccination.1 Many Hospital Workers Are Refusing […]