COVID-19 vaccinations

Glendale’s Glencroft Center for Modern Aging, the largest senior living campus in Arizona, is mandating employees be vaccinated to ensure the health and safety of residents and fellow employees. 

Scott McClintock, chief strategy officer at Glencroft, said while its residents are more than 78% fully vaccinated, nearly 49% of its employees remain unvaccinated. Employees at Glencroft have until Nov. 1 to get vaccinated to keep their jobs. Exceptions exist for religious and medical reasons, but everyone else working at the facility will be required to show proof of being vaccinated. 

“We are still dealing with a pandemic crisis,” McClintock said. “We have a vulnerable population of residents and family members. Our priority remains to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

Glencroft, with more than 430 employees and 800 residents, joins several other large health care organizations in the region requiring employees to be vaccinated.

Banner Health, Mayo Clinic and Dignity Health are all requiring employees to be fully vaccinated to keep patients and staff healthy. 

“We need everyone to be vaccinated to ensure a safe environment,” McClintock said.

Its board of directors continues to keep resident and employee health as a priority as the recent Delta variant surge has caused concern. 

“As with every health care organization, we continue to be challenged to find qualified workers, but we know this is the right decision for us at this time.”