A nationwide COVID labor shortage trend is finally hitting Kansas City.
An urban core hospital now confronts pandemic culture war.
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A spokesperson for Truman Medical Centers said 39 of its employees would resign this week after making the decision to skip the vaccine. The hospital employees around 4,500 people.
The hospital did not disclose the number of employees granted medical waivers.
In a statement about the decision that was released in July, President and CEO Charlie Shields said it wanted to make sure it could care for the patients it needed to.
“TMC/UH wants to ensure we are doing everything possible to keep our patients, our workforce, and our community safe. In doing so, we recognize the importance of leading by example,” Shields said.
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by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thousands of employees working at Truman Medical Center/University Health are now required to be vaccinated. The hospital announced in July it would mandate all employees be fully vaccinated by Sept. 20, unless they had an approved medical waiver.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Truman Medical Centers/University Health was the first medical center in the region to require staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Now, several employees are resigning from their positions this week because they do not wish to receive the vaccine.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A total of 39 workers will be resigning from Truman Medical Centers/University Health after choosing not to comply with the hospital's vaccine mandate. A spokesperson for TMC/UH said, "It's great that we are going to be keeping more than 99% of our staff.
breaking news is in Kansas city, two of the area's biggest employers will soon require their workers to get vaccinated. I'm kelly Ackerman and I'm laura moritz. It comes as the delta variant of the corona virus spreads in our area.
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