By AlaskaWatchman.com

Doctors, staff, volunteers and others at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center are now required to submit to a Covid shot and be deemed “fully vaccinated” by Jan. 4, 2022.

Mat-Su Regional CEO Dave Wallace

A recent letter issued by hospital CEO Dave Wallace claims the move is necessary in order to comply with a new federal regulation requiring all health care facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs comply with vaccine mandates.

The letter begins by stating that Wallace is “incredibly proud” of his hospital employees and “how hard each of you continue to work every day to take care of our patients.” He later notes that employees who decline the experimental shot “should plan to be off the work schedule until such time you choose to become compliant.”

Employees can file for religious or medical exemptions, which will be reviewed by the hospital’s human resources department.

“We understand that not everyone will agree with the CMS requirement,” Wallace wrote. “However, like all hospitals that rely on treating Medicare and Medicaid patients, non-compliance is not a viable option.”

He ends by praising hospital staff for being good “team” players and working together to address Covid.

“I am incredibly proud of the ongoing professionalism, dignity and compassion each of our team members and physicians have exhibited throughout the pandemic,” he concludes.

What Wallace fails to mention is the fact that Alaska has joined a 10-state coalition in suing the federal government over the hospital mandate, which affects more than 10 million Americans.

“This new rule is an insult to the personal freedoms of the health-care heroes who have been critical to Alaska’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Mike Dunleavy stated on Nov. 10. “This is unconstitutional and yet another example of the Biden Administration’s overreach on issues that should be left to the states.”

Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor and attorneys general from nine other states are seeking an injunction to prohibit the federal government from enforcing the mandate on grounds that the rule violates the 10th Amendment, the federal Administrative Procedures Act and other federal laws.

“The 10th Amendment prohibits federal agencies from taking away powers that are reserved to the states, which know best how to enact the kinds of public health measures to best fit the needs of its citizens,” Taylor said. “This rule would punish our rural hospitals and countless health care workers across Alaska by withholding Medicare and Medicaid funding if they don’t comply with a mandate. The courts have already stopped one overreaching federal vaccine mandate in the 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals, and we hope this one will be blocked as well.”

The federal mandate covers a broad group of Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers, including rural health clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities and home health agencies. Under the rule, health care workers must receive their first vaccine dose by Dec. 5 and be fully vaccinated no later than Jan. 4. There is no option for employees to undergo testing rather than getting the jab.

The lawsuit notes that the health care industry already faces a critical worker shortage in nearly all areas, and the mandate could cause more than 200,000 healthcare workers to lose their jobs.

Like many hospitals across Alaska and the nation, Mat-Su Regional has scores of open positions it is attempting to fill. According to the hospital website, it currently has 64 open positions for nurses, technicians and other support staff.

The lawsuit calls the mandate “an affront to the millions of healthcare workers who risked their lives in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to care for strangers and friends in their communities.” 

In addition to Alaska, the states in the lawsuit are Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming. Read the full complaint here.

TAKING ACTION

— Call (907) 861-6792 to contact Mat-Su Regional’s administration department.

— Click here to see who sits on the hospital’s board of directors.

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Mat-Su hospital enforces federal Covid jab mandate despite pending lawsuit

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


28 Comments

  • John J Otness says:

    Demonic ghouls for their satanic overlords…. Powers and Principalites are in full battle… Seek GOD and suit up folks!!!

  • Yetitrax says:

    My sister is a nursing supervisor for a hospital on the east coast.
    Two months ago they had the same mandate. She and her youngest daughter that also works there complied.
    They were just informed that the hospital will be closing up at the end of the year.

  • Socrates says:

    I could tell you stories about that hospital and you wouldn’t set foot in that hell hole if your life depended on it. Better to just die quickly.

    • JR says:

      It is referred to as Death Valley.

      • dave cuddy says:

        Since there is no federal mandate, this requirement is voluntary by the hospital. The hospital risks lawsuits from any one who gets the jab in response to its mandate, and then suffers damage/harm, which will surely happen.

  • kris spencer says:

    One has to wonder just WHAT is in that shot? It doesn’t stop the virus…you can still get it, die from it and transmit it. It happens so frequently that they even came up with a name for it “Break through” cases. So what then, does it do????? This is new m-rna technology so technically NOT a vaccine. You would think that medical facilities who know more about this stuff than anyone…would acknowledge that the adverse events resulting from this injection far exceed the negative side effects from other drugs that have been pulled off the market. What that means, is that this drug should be pulled off the market. Is no one at Mat-Su Hospital concerned? Has no doctor or administrator done their research? Or are they ignoring the facts for the $ or to go along with the narrative?

    • Lobo says:

      For the hospital, the main thing is federal dollars for each case they report, and (supposedly treat). As long as they are trying to impose the unconstitutional mandate, the feds will continue to shovel your tax dollars to them.

  • Rosalindgriffin66@gmail.com says:

    Why would these globalists let a bio-weapon out that could hurt their family when all they had to do was leak a lab story and leaked the fact that there was a patent for this bio weapon, which would just scare us enough to take the real bioweapon vaccine when there was no virus to start with. We are the stupidest generation that has ever walked on the Earth

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    So these healthcare workers, who work for You.
    Got you through all this bull. You got your money, now your throwing your people to the curb.
    How stupid is that. Plus all the other people out there in your community supporting you, by stocking the shelves
    bringing you gas etc.
    What if all these businesses said No Soup for you,
    if your vaccinated.
    It’s madness this CEO needs to go.

  • Andy says:

    Just another tool blowing his horn.

  • JC says:

    I am a bit shocked. Naive of me to be sure, but here in the Valley, it seems many are shunning the so called vaccine and do not wear the mask. I am not a fan of this hospital but it’s what we have if we need that type service. It is wrong to mandate this still experimental shot on employees. Period. The vax is not preventing the spread or infection for the jabbed. Then there’s the VAERS reporting system with numerous deaths, disabilities and injuries that no government agency appears to take note of. It makes no sense, especially with the pending legal suit out there. It is unfortunate there will be some employees out of a job and a probable decrease in their ability to hire new employees. And when the ones who have been jabbed start having problems down the road, who will you replace them with ?

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Under normal circumstances I understand vaccine mandates for healthcare workers. They have always been in place. Yet also in place are vehicles for natural immunity via titer testing. And mandates were for vaccines not in the experimental phase as the Covid vaccines still are as any approval have been under emergency order. There has been no recognition of natural immunity, no allowance of effective preventative measures that were working prior to the vaccine even being available. These variables make such a mandate unacceptable from my perspective.

  • Palmer Resident says:

    These mandates are ridiculous and unconstitutional. It is beyond belief how our own government has attacked its own citizens under this administration. Companies and individuals who simply comply without question are complicit in the degradation of our freedoms and liberty. It is hypocritical of Matsu Regional to force their employees to get the vaccine in which there are no long term studies, no liability and accountability to the government if there are adverse side affects and in the same breath serves in an industry that preaches individual autonomy. I hope the healthcare professionals who chooses to not get the vaccine band together and stay strong to their convictions. If matsu regional goes through with the mandates, i hope it will be there downfall. Disgusting how matsu regional infringes on individual freedom.

  • Michael+C+Coons says:

    This is an e-mail that I sent to the CEO of the Matsu Regional Hospital CEO and Board of Directors. I encourage all to do the same!

    To CEO Dave Wallace and entire Board of Directors.

    https://alaskawatchman.com/2021/11/19/mat-su-hospital-enforces-federal-covid-jab-mandate-despite-pending-lawsuit/

    The State of Alaska is standing up along with up to 30 States in the lawsuit against the OSHA and yes CMS mandates for taking the vaccine. There is a stay supported by the 5th and 6th US Circuit Courts. This issue will be taken up by the 6th US Circuit Court very soon. All expectations are this will go to the US Supreme Court.

    Yet you Mr. Wallace and Board Members will be letting go, yes firing your staff whom for what ever reason they choose to not take the vaccine, even though this EO is in direct and grave conflict with the US Constitution..

    I am going to contact my Orthopedic Doctor tommorrow and find out if I can get my surgery elsewhere. I remember he said he had two locations he could perform this surgery. Depending on the answer, I will have the surgery at the other location or will postpone my surgery until the courts rule against the EO. Either way, your hospital will not get the funds for the surgery. This is an elective surgery and I can hold off or I am hoping that it can be done somewhere else that does not violate medical professionals civil liberties.

    The alternative for you Mr. Wallace and the Board is to immediately reverse this decision, just like what is being done in Florida. I want an immediate response either by phone call, you have my number or in writing via my e-mail address which you have as well.

    Lastly this is Alaska, a free state, part of a free nation with freedom of making our own decisions. Your actions on this matter is showing that you fear a tyrannical government more that We the People! You have a easy choice, stand with all Americans or stand with a tyrant, Joe Biden.

    Let’s Go Brandon!

    Mike Coons

    • CD says:

      I did call the hospital and the gal I talked to knows it’s against the Nuremberg Code but says they feel they can’t do anything about it but comply. Better to write the CEO himself and the Board to be effective.

    • Michael C Coons says:

      **UPDATE**
      I had a what I believe to be a very productive teleconference with Mr Wallace, CEO Matsu Reginal Hospital.
      I won’t go into all we talked about. I am more favorable towards what is going to happen. One of the problems is that the Medicare/Medicaid has not, as of our conversation been part of the stay by the 5th Circuit, like it is for OSHA. CMS has not backed down as has OSHA. Dec 5th is a date for CMS mandating the first vaccine. Thus, all those not wanting to do so have to submit their medical or religious waivers prior to 5 Dec. So long as all those are approved by the hospital, the mandate holds no power. Plus, we have from now to the 5th of Dec for the 6th Circuit to stay the mandate by CMS.
      Like so many of us, I have real problems with these mandates and how they have been are are being handled by so many employers. I will wait and see what Matsu Regional Hospital does between now and Dec 5th. All I am going to say is per our conversation, it looks more favorable for the hospital staff than it did yesterday prior to our conversation.

  • Nial Sherwood Williams says:

    This lawsuit is a winner:

    An excerpt from Attorney General Treg Taylor:

    160. The mandate similarly conflicts with the laws of the State of Alaska. Under the Alaska Constitution, the State cannot mandate vaccination without running afoul of Alaskans’ fundamental privacy right to make decisions about medical treatment. An individual’s freedom to make medical decisions for themselves and their children is a fundamental liberty and privacy right under Article I, Section 22 of the Alaska Constitution. Huffman v. State, 204 P.3d 339, 346
    39

    Case: 4:21-cv-01329 Doc. #: 1 Filed: 11/10/21 Page: 40 of 58 PageID #: 40
    (Alaska 2009). In Huffman, the Alaska Supreme Court held that although the State had a compelling interest in preventing the spread of contagious diseases, it must use the least restrictive means to achieve that interest. Id. at 347. In 2021, the State of Alaska enacted a statute that grants its citizens the right to object to COVID-19 vaccines “based on religious, medical, or other grounds,” and that forbids any person from “requir[ing] an individual to provide justification or documentation to support the individual’s decision to decline a COVID-19 vaccine.” 2021 Alaska Sess. Laws ch. 2, § 17 (emphasis added).

    Also emphasis in the lawsuit should have been added under Amendment 9 to the United States Constitution, and all the other rights that are not explicitly granted to government are reserved and held by the individual.

  • Nial Sherwood Williams says:

    Article 1, section 22 Alaska State Constitution.

    US Constitution Amendments: 1, 4, 14.1, 9, et all

  • Nial Sherwood Williams says:

    Treg Taylor, Alaska, Department of Law, Attorney General,

    160. The mandate similarly conflicts with the laws of the State of Alaska. Under the Alaska Constitution, the State cannot mandate vaccination without running afoul of Alaskans’ fundamental privacy right to make decisions about medical treatment. An individual’s freedom to make medical decisions for themselves and their children is a fundamental liberty and privacy right under Article I, Section 22 of the Alaska Constitution. Huffman v. State, 204 P.3d 339, 346
    39

    Case: 4:21-cv-01329 Doc. #: 1 Filed: 11/10/21 Page: 40 of 58 PageID #: 40
    (Alaska 2009). In Huffman, the Alaska Supreme Court held that although the State had a compelling interest in preventing the spread of contagious diseases, it must use the least restrictive means to achieve that interest. Id. at 347. In 2021, the State of Alaska enacted a statute that grants its citizens the right to object to COVID-19 vaccines “based on religious, medical, or other grounds,” and that forbids any person from “requir[ing] an individual to provide justification or documentation to support the individual’s decision to decline a COVID-19 vaccine.” 2021 Alaska Sess. Laws ch. 2, § 17 (emphasis added).

    Article 1, section 22 Alaska State Constitution.

    US Constitution Amendments: 1, 4, 14.1, 9, et all

  • jh says:

    Dr. Peter McCullough – Dr. Peter McCullough M.D. is an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, and Professor of Medicine at Texas A & M College of Medicine in Dallas. Dr. McCullough has been a leader in the medical response to the COVID-19 disaster. He published a paper bout outpatient treatment for covid, entitled “Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 Infection”. Dr. McCullougH has 40 peer-reviewed publications on the covid infection.
    Dr. Peter McCullough has talked about the dangers of the Covid vaccine and why there is such an emphasis on vaccines. The pandemic has always been about the “vaccine.”
    This is what Dr. Peter McCullough has to say:
    Stakeholders are parties that take interest in a specific company, often for financial investment. They can directly impact decisions or successes of an organization. The Stakeholders that want a needle in everybody’s arm are the Big Pharma, White House, CDC, FDA,NIH, Gates Foundation, The World Health Organization (WHO).
    The death rate for the covid vaccine is far higher than for any other vaccine in history.
    The dangerous spike protein damages blood vessels and cause blood clotting. The spike proteins generated by human cell after vaccination are a toxin that circulate in the body and damages tissues.
    People who have had two vaccine doses of the covid jab can be just as infections as those who
    have not been jabbed!!!!

  • jh says:

    MEDICAL ETHICS:
    Dr. Peter McCullough discusses the importance of early treatment for COVID-19, and the potential motivations behind the suppression of safe and effective treatments.
    Perhaps one of the greatest crimes in this whole pandemic is the refusal by reigning heath authorities to issue early treatment guidance. Instead, they’ve done everything possible to suppress remedies shown to work, whether it be corticosteroids, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) with zinc, ivermectin, vitamin D or NAC.
    Patients were simply told to stay home and do nothing. Once the infection had worsened to the point of near-death, patients were told to go to the hospital where most were routinely placed on mechanical ventilation — a practice that was quickly discovered to BE LETHAL. Many doctors also seemingly panicked and refused to see patients with COVID symptoms.
    Early treatment guidelines have saved millions of lives. While the World Health Organization and national health agencies have rejected treatments for covid for lack of randomized controlled studies, Dr. McCullough and other doctors placed their confidence and experience to treat patients with covid, to save lives, from a disease about which little is known.
    Large, randomized trial studies were not going to be available for years. Dr. McCullough had to take care of patients now. Dr. McCullough wasn’t going to have the virus slaughter his senior citizen patients. He said it is terrible that none of the major academic institutions innovated a single protocol to treat Covid-19 or even ATTEMPTED TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH COVID-19.
    In December 2020 Dr. McCullough published an updated protocol with treating Covid-19 outpatients. The article, “Multifaceted Highly Targeted Sequential Multidrug Treatment of Early Ambulatory High-Risk SARS-CoV-2 Infection,”3 was published in the journal Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, of which McCullough is the editor-in-chief.
    Dr. J J Rashtak had used ivermectin in hundreds and hundreds of patients in Florida and published in CHEST, on of the best pulmonary journals THAT IVERMECTIN REDUCED MORTALITY!
    Yet, to this day hospitals across the U.S. flat out REFUSE to use Ivermectin (the human form). Desperate patients and families have to get court orders to order these doctors to use Ivermectin. The health authorities have done everything possible to suppress remedies shown to work, whether it be corticosteroids, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) with zinc, ivermectin, vitamin D or NAC.’ The health organization is scaring the entire world against hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin!!
    Dr. Peter McCullough said 85% of Covid deaths could have been prevented had early treatment protocols been widely implemented. Early treatment protocols were censored. It appears the intense censoring and suppression of early covid treatments was a strategy to promote as much fear, suffering, hospitalization, and death as a possible, in order to prepare the population to accept a new genre of gene transfer technologies on a mass scale.
    Dr. McCullough says there is absolutely no grounds for doctors and administrators to deny patients ivermectin. There is a global “collusion,” specifically in the U.S. hospitals to cause as much harm and death as conceivable. It’s beyond belief. The cases where families had to get court orders to force doctors and administrators to administer a SIMPLE GENERIC DRUG, these are going to be case studies in MEDICAL ETHICS for decades to come…

  • Herman Nelson says:

    A CEO telling his staff “take the jab or you’re fired” is on-par with a boss telling an employee “have sex with me or you’re fired”.

  • steve says:

    The big hospital companies won’t sacrifice a nickel of federal subsidies to protect their employee’s right to chose. This is criminal, using our tax dollars against us. Hope all those that voted for this creature, named Brandon, are happy. Most were probably already deceased.

  • NC says:

    I’ll be the lady that says it:
    OMG? you being raped! then pregnant! and told you can get a abortion! by ( My body My Choice)
    planned parenthood! they will pay for it! But if I wan’t too keep???
    Lets talk! Federal Mandated Vaccines? Does the whole concept of, My body My Choice??? still hold?

  • jh says:

    The FDA wants to withhold the Pfizer covid-19 data that was needed to license its vaccine until 2076, 55 years later!
    They are hiding information from the public. The federal government is shielding Pfizer from any liability. It is obvious the FDA wants to make sure we are all dead and gone before we get the details and information about the dangers of the covid-19 shot.

  • Charlotte says:

    I came across a covid website this weekend, healthimpactnews.com, where there were 15 pictures of DEAD doctors, a very sad thing to see. One of them was from originally from Oregon, a plastic surgeon with an office on Bogard Road, Wasilla. He died “suddenly”. His name was Dr. Elliott Gagnon. A young man, he was just starting out, now his wife is closing down his office. Is Dave Wallace, Matsu CEO, aware of this death? Dr. Gagnon must have had privileges at Matsu. Did Dave gently recommend that everyone get vaxxed a few months ago, before he started demanding it? Did Dr. Gagnon comply?

    Is this the first doctor death in Matsu? How many deaths must there be before this rampage stops? The hospital is down 64 employees. How many can Wallace afford to lose before he is too understaffed to remain open? The US Navy Shipyard suspended its Jan 4 deadline due to “Onslaught of Legal Challenges…” Wallace could do the same. He well knows that two courts have stopped the mandates, OSHA will not mandate it, and Alaska is fighting it. Why not get out in front of this.

    Could it be all about the money? Is that what drives these zombies to push their WHO-ordered protocol forward? A covid diagnosis pays $12K, a patient on Remdesivir and a vent pays $39K (it has been known for months now that this protocol is deadly). What are the patient stats for 2020 and 2021 at Matsu? How many were on Remdesivir and vented? How many died, how many lived? How many of the 2020 organ donations (that Matsu proudly received an award for) were from covid patients treated with Remdesivir and a ventilator before they died? Just recently, Dr. Bryen Ardis said that MEDICARE was offering a 20% bonus to hospitals/doctors for using Remdesivir and an ventilator. It was advertised right on their website! Then there is the $400 per head for each bioweapon injected into the employees.

    The incentives add up to big dollars, which can suddenly make all patients look like covid patients. The tests were purposely rigged from the first day to read false (+), to make us think there was a pandemic. Did you know that the swab has the vax on it too? The criminals thought of everything.

    If the doctors at Matsu won’t try to save patients, we must do our best to stay away from the place. They are receiving payment for following orders, as are the members of the Alaska Medical Association, who are trying hard to stop the truth from getting. Dave Wallace’s mission is the same as the AMA.

    It’s not too late for you, Mr. Wallace. Follow the example of the Shipyard and cancel your ridiculous mandate. Save yourself from the upcoming trials and do the right thing, while you still can.

  • Rebecca White says:

    We had the same letters from our hospital in Soldotna. And they have had FEMA workers here with housing and high wages paid for awhile now.

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