It’s like the B-movie villain that just won’t die, Disneyland just can’t escape the clutches of the Measles outbreak. It started in late December when a guest who carried the disease visited the park. Since then, dozens of cases have popped up tied to that… Read More »Disneyland Measles Outbreak Spreads to Cast Members
If you’ve visited Disneyland recently, the California Department of Public Health has some important news for you. They are investigating nine measles cases where the common tie between the patients is a recent visit to the Disneyland Resort. The cases are linked to visits made… Read More »Disneyland Resort visit is common thread in nine measles cases
It’s not every day that the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama endorses your work, but Christopher Gattelli, who choreographed the dances for Disney’s Newsies on Broadway, has now had that honor. Gattelli and the cast from Newsies have released a “Seize The… Read More »Newsies Seize The Day dance tutorial
Health care brand Oral-B has created The Disney Magic Timer App for kids that incorporates Disney and Marvel animated characters to get them to brush their teeth longer.
Encouraging kids to brush their teeth for the right amount of time is key in promoting good oral health, and this interactive app challenges kids to complete two minutes of brushing.
Each time they do, Disney and Marvel character images are revealed.Read More »Oral-B Launches Free Kids Oral Care App Featuring Disney and Marvel Animated Characters
Last month I wrote that posting on The Disney Blog would be sparse while I recovered from open heart surgery to correct a congenital defect. I admit, I did not intend for posting to be this sparse. However, I felt it was important to focus… Read More »The Disney Blog: Status Update
I owe the community of Disney fans that call The Disney Blog home a huge thanks. I couldn’t do this without you. Owning the blog has allowed me many opportunities I wouldn’t otherwise have received, including the chance to become friends with some amazing people.… Read More »Update from The Disney Blogger
If you had the pleasure of going on the upgrade experience ‘Wild Africa Trek‘ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in June or July, you might have taken home an unwelcome guest with you. The Orange County Health System and Walt Disney World report that a stomach… Read More »Mysterious Illness Breaks Out on Animal Kingdom’s Wild Africa Trek
When you have a cast of 60,000 employees managing their care and well-being can be quite a challenge. This is one area where Disney has been known to excel. From Health & Wellness centers on property to safety and risk management programs, Disney Parks is a known leader. Finally getting some recognition for that is Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chief Medical Officer Pamela Hymel, M.D. who was named the 2011 recipient of Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award, recognizing her career as a proponent of workplace health and wellness in leading U.S. companies.
At Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Dr. Hymel is responsible for integrating a segment-wide health and wellness strategy for Disney’s parks and resorts which includes Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines and Disney Vacation Clubs. She is also responsible for implementing a segment-wide electronic medical record, with integration into risk management, safety and HRIS systems as well as developing standardized practices and processes with a focus on improved efficiency, outcomes and cost effectiveness.