In 2021, Houston Methodist Hospital bragged they were the first in the nation to force their employees to leave their jobs due to the system’s forced COVID vaccine mandates, but their boasting backfired.
In June, 2021, the CEO of Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital was quoted as saying “100% vaccination is more important than your individual freedom. Everyone of you is replaceable. If you don’t like what you’re doing you can leave and we will replace your spot.”
However, in September, when Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to the entire Methodist Health System in Texas, the hospital system backed down quick.
Methodist Health changed their tune and decided to allow some employees religious accommodations to its demand that all accept the experimental COVID-19 vaccines.
A Liberty Counsel’s letter informed Methodist they were directly violating several state and federal laws.
“For the first time in the history of the United States, an employer is forcing an employee to participate in an experimental vaccine trial as a condition for continued employment,” the lawsuit argued.
The lawsuit said the Methodist hospital “became the first major health care system in the country to force it [sic] employees to be injected with an experimental COVID-19 mRNA gene modification injection (‘experimental vaccine’) or be fired.”
“Methodist Hospital is forcing its employees to be human ‘guinea pigs’ as a condition for continued employment,” the lawsuit’s opening paragraph stated.
At Houston Methodist, 153 employees either resigned during a two-week suspension period or were terminated for noncompliance.
The former Houston Methodist employees demanded their jobs back after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
The governor’s executive order, issued Oct. 11, 2021, banned any entity in Texas, including private employers, from enforcing COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
This week, a Houston physician who resigned her provisional privileges at Houston Methodist Hospital after being suspended for using social media to spread what the hospital called “dangerous [COVID-19] misinformation,” is suing the hospital for a second time.
Mary Bowden, MD, an ear, nose and throat specialist who runs a private practice, filed the $25 million lawsuit July 25 in Harris County District Court. The lawsuit accuses Houston Methodist Hospital as well as Houston Methodist President and CEO Marc Boom, MD, of defamation.
“Methodist and Boom retaliated against Dr. Bowden in an unprecedented manner. Without notice, they published false and defamatory statements to the press and on social media, affording no due process, acting contrary to and with reckless disregard for both the letter and spirit of Methodist’s bylaws,” the lawsuit reads.
During a news conference July 25, which was posted on Twitter, Dr. Bowden said she filed the lawsuit to hold the hospital accountable.
4,000 COVID PATIENTS TREATED SUCCESSFULLY BY DR. BOWDEN
“I am being punished for speaking about what I am seeing firsthand,” she said. “… I have now treated over 4,000 COVID-19 patients, and every single one of them who has received early treatment has stayed out of the hospital and survived, and no one has had any adverse repercussions from my treatment. But Methodist has made it appear that I am potentially dangerous and need to be silenced. And that is wrong.”
Dr. Bowden voluntarily resigned Nov. 15, 2021, after she was suspended Nov. 12 for using her social media accounts to spread what the hospital described as misinformation about COVID-19.
The Houston Methodist statement around the time of Dr. Bowden’s suspension said: “Dr. Mary Bowden, who recently joined the medical staff at Houston Methodist Hospital, is using her social media accounts to express her personal and political opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine and treatments. These opinions, which are harmful to the community, do not reflect reliable medical evidence or the values of Houston Methodist, where we have treated more than 25,000 COVID-19 inpatients, and where all our employees and physicians are vaccinated to protect our patients. Despite what she has posted, Houston Methodist does not and will never deny care to a patient based on vaccination status.”
Houston Methodist’s statement from that time also said that Dr. Bowden “has never admitted a patient at Houston Methodist Hospital,” and “is spreading dangerous misinformation which is not based in science. Furthermore, Dr. Bowden has told Houston Methodist that she is vaccinated, as required of all physicians who practice at Houston Methodist.”
The $25 million defamation lawsuit is the second lawsuit filed by Dr. Bowden against Houston Methodist.
She announced the first legal action at a news conference Jan. 17, saying she sought COVID-19 data as well as financial information from Houston Methodist.
At the time, she said: “We want to know, of the … people you have vaccinated, how many of those have had an adverse reaction, and what are they? Then, of all the people who have recently been admitted with COVID, how many of those people are fully vaccinated, how many of your fully vaccinated employees are having breakthrough cases, and of the … patients who have died in your hospitals, how many of them were refused early treatment?”
Dr. Bowden also posed financial questions, including whether the hospital has any financial relationships with the vaccine companies, and is seeking information related to hospital earnings during the pandemic.
Abbott’s October order specifically stated that “no entity in Texas” can enforce vaccination against anyone, including an employee or consumer, who objects “for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19.”
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So proud of this Physician and her staff for standing up to the massive corruption in the medical field we see today. Corrupt, greedy Medical systems need to be held accountable for suppressing those who tell the truth while promoting lies from the Fauci Regime.
Also proud of Gov. Abbott for issuing his executive order that protects Employees from the unlawful vaccine mandates.
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Thanks for this post! 👍🏽katie
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Maybe I should move to Texas!
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If you can stand the heat come on down!
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