Disney’s Chief Medical Officer has been honored with prestigious award

Disney’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pamela Hymel, has been honored with the Bill Whitmer Leadership Award from the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO).

The award is one of five awards given annually as part of the HERO Forum to honor dedication and commitment to the well-being industry, and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of individual leaders in the field.

Dr. Hymel has been Disney’s Chief Medical Officer for nearly a decade and has guided the segment’s global occupational health and wellness strategy. Most recently, Dr. Hymel has helped develop and implement Disney’s enhanced health and safety measures across the theme parks and resorts.

From the press release regarding the award:

“The events of 2020 have driven home the need for leaders who understand the value of well-designed and well-executed health and well-being initiatives. Dr. Hymel has worked tirelessly to advance the field, improve our understanding, and increase adoption of best practices and emerging practices in workplace health and well-being,” said Karen Moseley, President, HERO. “Dr. Hymel has demonstrated what is possible when workplace culture is intentionally designed to unite people for the good of all.”

Dr. Hymel also made a statement regarding receiving this prestigious award.

“I am very fortunate to work with Disney’s incredible team of experienced health and safety experts, in addition to local health and government authorities, to help promote well-being for our guests and cast members as they return to the magic around the world,” said Hymel. “I am deeply honored to receive this recognition from HERO, and to stand alongside such an inspiring and distinguished group of award winners for 2020.”

Disney Parks News also shared the news on Twitter:

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