More than 175 workers at a Houston hospital system have been suspended for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccinations, but one nurse there says their story is not getting through.
Dr. Marc Boom, chief executive officer at Houston Methodist Hospital, last month mandated that all employees take the vaccine by June 7. If they don’t, they face suspensions and even termination.
“We are nearly 100% compliant with our COVID-19 vaccine mandate,” Boom said in an email to staffers on Tuesday, according to USA Today. “Houston Methodist is officially the first hospital system in the country to achieve this goal for the benefit of its patients.”
But nearly 200 workers haven’t agreed to take the vaccine. “I wish the number could be zero, but unfortunately, a small number of individuals have decided not to put their patients first,” Boom said.
That’s not how Lorri Curto, a former nurse at the hospital, sees it. She says she is one of 117 former employees who have filed