Rural hospitals in Wisconsin that haven’t yet required employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 say they expect mandates will cause many workers to quit — but those with requirements say they’ve seen very little attrition.
That’s one finding of a survey of dozens of rural hospitals in Wisconsin published this month by the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health.
The survey asked hospital executives and providers to share their experience with COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Researchers received 45 responses representing 33 rural hospitals. Twenty-two of the institutions surveyed had mandated the vaccine at the time of the October survey, while 11 had not.