(Robbinsdale, MN – Aug. 26, 2021) Following a thorough evaluation, North Memorial Health today announced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all North Memorial Health, Maple Grove Hospital and Blaze Health team members. The mandate, as a condition of employment alongside mandatory flu vaccination, will ensure we can safely deliver on our mission to empower our customers to achieve their best health. All team members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 1.
“We remain committed to advocating in support of COVID-19 vaccination for all team members, customers, and community members – especially as we witness the impact of the delta variant on our healthcare system,” said Dr. J. Kevin Croston, North Memorial Health CEO. “With a focus on education, we’ve made resources and experts available to support team members with information regarding pregnancy and fertility, the delta variant, FDA approval and other common concerns.”
North Memorial Health is committed to protecting communities against COVID-19 and the delta variant, which is devastating unvaccinated populations. Vaccinations are a safe, effective, and FDA-approved way to protect our customers, communities and colleagues.
“As healthcare professionals, our community looks to us to be leaders and set an example,” said Dr. Carolyn Ogland, North Memorial Health Chief Medical Officer. “Proven by science, we know that vaccines protect us from this virus and are a major key to ending this pandemic for good.”
North Memorial Health will continue to support team members with access to accurate, clear and well-researched information to address any concerns surrounding vaccination.
About North Memorial Health
At North Memorial Health, we are on a mission to change healthcare. We’re delivering unmatched customer service and empowering our customers throughout the Twin Cities to achieve their best health. North Memorial Health provides access to high-quality, low-cost care throughout the Twin Cities through its medical transportation services and two hospitals – North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. North Memorial Health Clinics which include primary care, specialty care and hospice are part of a joint venture with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers. Across the North Memorial Health system, 900+ doctors and 5,000+ team members are dedicated to delivering a more connected experience for our customers.