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Marshfield Clinic Health System to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

​​​​​​Aug. 4, 2021

MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Clinic Health System will require its employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 15.

“Our Health System is about serving our Mission and living up to our values. These vaccines are the key to stopping this virus, and it's essential we take this important step in providing the safest possible environment for our patients, families, visitors, providers and staff," said Dr. Susan Turney, CEO of Marshfield Clinic Health System.   

​Turney added that the decision to mandate was based on the increase in COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin and increased spread of the highly contagious delta variant surging across the nation. In the last two weeks alone, the Health System saw COVID-19 hospitalizations triple, and since the beginning of July, nearly every COVID-19 patient the Health System hospitalized was unvaccinated.

“We did not take this decision lightly. It was one we've been discussing for the past several weeks. But the time has come. In order to be a leader in the community and provide the care our patients deserve, we need to lead by example," Turney said. 

Thousands of Health System employees, including nearly 100% of physicians, voluntarily received vaccinations. The Health System continually educates all staff by sharing vaccine resources and giving the opportunity to directly ask leaders and researchers questions through interactive educational sessions that discuss vaccine research, safety and efficacy.

The timing of the Health System's COVID-19 vaccine mandate aligns with its annual required influenza vaccine process.  

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 Media Relations

John Gardner
Marshfield Clinic Health System Director of Communications
715 221-8659
gardner.john
@marshfieldclinic.org

Jeff Starck
Senior Media Relations Specialist - Marshfield, Eau Claire, Ladysmith, Minocqua, Neillsville, Park Falls, & Rice Lake
715 389-4978
starck.jeffrey
@marshfieldclinic.org

Dan Baulch
Senior Communications
Specialist -
Beaver Dam
920 887-4152
baulch.dan
@marshfieldclinic.org

Jim Korth
Communications Specialist – Wausau/Weston
715-679-5455
korth.james
@marshfieldclinic.org

Joe Rizzo
Director of Public Relations and Business Development –
Marshfield Medical
Center-Dickinson
906-776-5671
Joe.Rizzo@dchs.org