Days after announcing a systemwide COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the leader of Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society insisted the policy will ultimately help the massive skilled nursing and senior care organization attract staff and satisfy residents and their families.
“The biggest concern right away is staffing. You keep hearing, ‘What if they leave you?’ and all that boogeyman stuff,” Randy Bury, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Society told McKnight’s Long-Term Care News on Friday. “But there’s a flip side to that, and I’ve seen it in my emails this week. There’s vaccinated staff who are very, very happy that we’re mandating this so they don’t have to worry about being the next breakthrough case or taking the virus home to their kids.”Read more from McKnight's Long-Term Care News