A hospital system of New Jersey says it fired six senior employees who did not comply with the company’s COVID-19 vaccine order.
RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) says 2,979 staff, or 99.7 percent, at the supervisor level upwards are fully vaccinated or approved for a medical or religious exemption or one who has been suspended until July 14.
“Unfortunately, six staff at the supervisor level and above have not complied with the mandate and are no longer employees of RWJBH, as per our policy,” the system said in a July 21 statement to news outlets.
The hospital company, the largest in New Jersey, announced the mandate in May.
The first step is to request that all workers at the supervisor level upwards be vaccinated by the end of June.
“As health care workers and as team members who have learned to provide a culture of safety, we have an obligation to do all we can to protect our patients and the communities we serve,” according to Barry Ostrowsky, the president and CEO of RWJBarnabas, at the time. “As a state health care leader, we must set an example in consistently providing the safest environment and protection for New Jersey residents.” – READ MORE
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