SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (July 23, 2021) – HonorHealth announced to team members today that COVID-19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. Team members will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination by Monday, Nov. 1.
This requirement is consistent with HonorHealth’s imperative to provide the utmost safety for our patients, team members and the community, and is consistent with our mission “to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.” This decision comes as COVID-19 continues to spread, impacted by the rise of several variants that are increasing the severity and transmissibility of this infection. As a community healthcare system, we have a unique responsibility to keep our facilities as safe as possible to protect our patients and team members, especially as the risk environment rises.
“At HonorHealth, patient and team member safety continue to be our top priority,” said Todd LaPorte, CEO at HonorHealth. “Based on the increased spread of COVID-19 and its variants within our community, requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all team members is a critical next step.”
Reasonable accommodations will be considered in accordance with all federal and state laws. More details about this process will be shared with team members at a later time.