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A hospital in upstate New York will “pause” child deliveries after too many staffers in its maternity unit give up over the Covid-19 vaccine mandate.
Lewis County hospital will cease delivering infants after September 24 after 6 employees in the maternity unit resigned.
One other 7 maternity unit employees may additionally give up as a result of they’re nonetheless “undecided” concerning the Covid vaccine, Lewis County Well being System CEO Gerald Cayer mentioned Friday throughout a press convention.
Lewis County Common Hospital will cease delivering infants after September 24 as a result of too many maternity unit employees have resigned over COVID vaccination mandates.
That’s in accordance to Lewis County Well being System Chief Govt Officer Gerald Cayer, who held a information convention Friday in Lowville.
He mentioned 6 staff in the maternity unit resigned quite than get a COVID shot and one other 7 are undecided.
In accordance to Cayer, the hospital shall be unable to safely employees the unit and can pause delivering infants after September 24.
He mentioned he hopes it is a short-term scenario and can work with the state Division of Well being to ensure that the unit received’t completely shut.
“If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County,” mentioned Cayer.
Cayer mentioned 165 hospital staff have but to be vaccinated towards COVID-19; that’s 27 % of the workforce.
The opposite 464 employees, or 73 % of staff, have gotten their pictures, he mentioned.