Henry Ford Whistleblower: Nurses Threatened, Coerced to Get Covid Vaccine

A physician in Michigan who worked as a frontline nurse during the Covid crisis claims she’s being threatened with termination by her employer after asking questions about mandatory vaccines.

The nurse, who’s worked for the Henry Ford Health System since 2014, recalled receiving an email threatening termination if she didn’t get vaccinated by Sept. 10.

She says she attended a hospital question and answer session and asked questions “respectfully.”

“Shortly after, I was greeted by the chief nursing officer and administration saying they noticed that I was at the sessions and that I seemed ‘distressed,’” the nurse recalled. “They said I needed to take a week off of work to think.”

“They said that as a leader it is not my job to question policy.”

After returning to work, the nurse was warned by management she “could have been fired for my questions at the listening session.”

“I was warned that as a leader I must get on board with what the system is doing. I was told not to answer any further questions regarding the Covid vaccine. I was offered help finding another job and told that if I disagree with this mandate I should be respectful to leadership and administration and resign my position.”

Since then, the nurse says she’s been harassed every day by management asking whether she would take the vaccine or be terminated.

Watch – A WXYZ-TV Detroit report from July 15, 2021, on the situation in Michigan:

Hospital managers also keep lists of employees who haven’t been vaccinated, the nurse adds.

“These staff are now being pulled aside one-by-one and questioned. They are being pressured, coerced and intimidated into receiving the vaccine. They are being told they won’t be able to find other jobs in healthcare and those in school are being told they must comply in order to receive future education.”

The nurse ends with a plea for help asking community leaders to side with healthcare workers’ right to medical freedom.

Read a full transcript of the nurse’s testimony below:

I’m in my 11th year of nursing and I’ve worked for Henry Ford since 2014.

I’m an educator in a general practice unit where we do care for Covid patients, most of which are fully vaccinated.

The threats from my employer all started on March 2020 when I with many other received an email stating that I was deployed in-patient to help during the pandemic and to care for Covid patients. If I did not accept, I would be suspended for three days, offered the same assignment, and if I refused I would be fired.

I was deployed for three months and received no Covid pay while caring for Covid patients. We did run out of PPE, received one surgical mask per week, and even had to wear trash bags as gowns at one point.

In June of 2021, I received an email from Henry Ford threatening termination of employment, this time for non-compliance with their Covid vaccine mandate by Sept. 10.

The hospital offered Covid listening sessions for staff to ask questions. I attended and I did ask questions respectfully.

Shortly after, I was greeted by the chief nursing officer and administration saying they noticed that I was at the sessions and that I seemed ‘distressed.’ They said I needed to take a week off of work to think. They said that as a leader it is not my job to question policy. This was followed up with an email from the CNO stating I would be off work for the week and that I needed to report to her upon my return.

When I did return I was pulled aside for a meeting with the CNO, HR and leadership in the middle of my 12-hour shift with a six patient assignment and a nursing student. I was warned that I could have been fired for my questions at the listening session. I was warned that as a leader I must get on board with what the system is doing. I was told not to answer any further questions regarding the Covid vaccine. I was offered help finding another job and told that if I disagree with this mandate I should be respectful to leadership and administration and resign my position.

Since then, I’ve been pulled aside almost every shift by management and asked do you have questions about the mandate or your termination. How do you feel about me posting your position? It’s constant harassment.

All managers have been sent a list of employees on their unit who have not been vaccinated. These staff are now being pulled aside one-by-one and questioned. They are being pressured, coerced and intimidated into receiving the vaccine. They are being told they won’t be able to find other jobs in healthcare and those in school are being told they must comply in order to receive future education.

We’ve now been branded ‘anti-vaxxers’ and have a Scarlet Letter on our chests.

I ask you: What happened to HIPAA? Is medical segregation okay?

Now Henry Ford is offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus for nurses and $25 extra an hour for extra shifts. They’re actively recruiting Canadian nurses and agency nurses to fill our positions.

We went from hero to zero; essential to expendable.

Please I ask you to consider who will care for you when Henry Ford forces us to voluntarily resign our position for refusal of vaccine mandates.

After working through this entire pandemic, risking our lives and staying healthy, they will even make receiving unemployment a challenge.

Please help us support our freedom of choice. It is the best thing you can give to all healthcare workers and your community.

Our body, our choice; and as we said when we came here, and liberty and justice for all.

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One Reply to “Henry Ford Whistleblower: Nurses Threatened, Coerced to Get Covid Vaccine”

  1. John Robbins

    I have two family members in the health profession, both are sadly fully jabbed. I say it’s a “big creative world” out there beyond the stifling draconian hospital policies.

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