Tag Archives: Employees

NJ hospital system threatening to fire unvaccinated employees faces backlash

Unvaccinated healthcare workers are sparking outrage after receiving an ultimatum from their employer. Hackensack Meridian Health, one of the largest hospital organizations in New Jersey, is making its employees choose: get vaccinated or be terminated.   A letter sent out to staff by CEO Robert Garrett calls for all hospital staff to have at least… Read More »

Amazon expands app-based telehealth services for Wash. employees

[Update: This piece has been updated to clarify where Care Medical is based and the program’s original scope.] Amazon is expanding an initiative allowing employees to access healthcare via text-based messaging or video call from the Seattle area to throughout Washington state. The service, called Amazon Care, is available via a downloadable app to office workers and… Read More »

Epic Systems says employees can now work from home until the end of the year after attempt to get them to return this month

Judith Faulkner, CEO of healthcare IT giant Epic Systems. Source: Epic Systems Bowing to public pressure, health tech company Epic Systems has now notified its employees that they can work from home until the end of the year.  Epic had planned to require thousands of employees to return to the office this month to preserve… Read More »

‘We are hurting’: First NYPD detective dies from coronavirus, three employees now dead with hundreds sick

A deputy with the New York Police Department has died from the coronavirus as the department struggles with staff shortages and hundreds of infected officers. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced Saturday that Detective Cedric Dixon, who worked for the NYPD for 23 years, has died. The officer, who had underlying health conditions, was hospitalized three… Read More »

e-days partners with Doctor Care Anywhere so businesses can direct employees straight to virtual GP services

– New partnership first of its kind to link absence management systems to on-demand medical healthcare and advice– As Coronavirus spreads, Doctor Care Anywhere fielding hundreds of calls per day, relieving pressure on NHS London, UK: 17th March 2020: Employees can now access virtual GP services via their company’s absence management system, following a partnership… Read More »