Unvaccinated PeaceHealth Caregivers Put On Leave

Sep 14, 2021

PeaceHealth has placed 420 caregivers on administrative leave because they remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.  

PeaceHealth RiverBend Medical Center in Springfield is the largest hospital in the region. The Oregon National Guard has been assisting here during the COVID surge and may be used to fill in as unvaccinated caregivers are placed on administrative leave.
Credit PeaceHealth Oregon

As numbers were being finalized, PeaceHealth Oregon confirmed so far the unvaccinated count amounts to 7.5 of the network's workforce in hospitals, clinics and administrative settings.

In a statement, PeaceHealth officials said when possible, those with approved vaccination exemptions have been placed in “remote work roles.” They also acknowledged that many of those unvaccinated caregivers will choose to leave the PeaceHealth organization.