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Texas hospital facing closure due to COVID-19 vaccine authorization: CEO

The chief executive of a Texas hospital warned that his facility was facing closure after President Joe Biden announced last week that most healthcare workers were vaccinated against COVID-19.

KCBD reported that if the authorization is passed, Brownfield Regional Medical Center CEO Jerry Jasper said, “If this is the case, 20% of my employees, possibly 20% to 25% of my employees, will have to leave. He said that losing these workers may cause his hospital to close, and losing medical insurance and Medicaid funds is not an option.

The White House stipulates that health care workers working in hospitals and facilities that receive Medicaid or Medicare funding must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Like all other rural communities, this is huge in our rural communities. We all have high levels of poverty and things like that, so there is a lot of Medicaid use in our community, etc.,” Jasper said The radio said.

Another local hospital executive said that the authorization echoed Jasper’s views.

“Well, frankly, this is devastating for the community. A large part of our income comes from Medicare, Medicaid and these products,” Larry Gray, CEO of the Seminole Hospital District, told The station.

Although Gray said he encouraged vaccination, the mandatory measures did not work.

“I think this order is just a terrible message, because if the vaccination works, why do you force people to vaccinate?” Gray asked. “What happens to the personal choices and medical decisions between patients and their doctors is all that we are trying to support.”

In addition to the authorization for medical staff, Biden also announced that he will instruct the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to implement a rule for companies with 100 or more employees, requiring employees to be vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 every week . He said federal workers and contractors must also be vaccinated.

In upstate New York, an executive at a regional hospital said that due to an order from former Governor Andrew Cuomo, the agency will have to close its obstetric department at least temporarily and will not be able to deliver babies. According to local media reports, Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Gerald Cayer (Gerald Cayer) stated that six employees in the department resigned.

“If we can suspend this service and now focus on recruiting vaccinated nurses, we will be able to restart delivery in Lewis County,” Kyle said at a September 10 press conference.

Jack Phillips

Senior reporter

Jack Phillips is a reporter for The Epoch Times in New York.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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