Ascension hospitals (Elmbrook, Franklin, All Saints (Racine) sent a memo to all employees requiring vaccination or termination.
...Ascension will require that all associates be vaccinated against COVID-19, whether or not they provide direct patient care, and whether they work in our sites of care or remotely.
This includes associates employed by subsidiaries and partners; physicians and advanced practice providers, whether employed or independent; and volunteers and vendors entering Ascension facilities.
Our timeline for completing the vaccine series and meeting this requirement will be November 12, 2021. This timing is aligned with our annual influenza vaccination requirement and we will follow a similar implementation process....
Prepare for another round of help-wanted ads from them.
Not surprising; all the major Michigan hospital chains did the same in the last couple of months. You can expect Aurora to follow suit here very soon, as the hospitals are a very tight bunch.