WestJet Hires First Chief Medical Officer

WestJet has introduced the rent of Dr. Tammy McKnight because the airline’s first Chief Medical Officer (CMEDO).

Dr. McKnight shall be answerable for helping WestJet in creating and implementing initiatives referring to the well being and well-being of WestJetters and friends. This can embrace furthering the airline’s dedication to psychological well being, advising on threat mitigation efforts, and making well being suggestions to satisfy or exceed rules and in keeping with the various pointers through which a world airline operates. This work was beforehand unfold amongst a number of service suppliers and inner roles at WestJet. The place of CMEDO stories to Mark Porter, WestJet Government Vice-President Folks and Tradition.


“WestJet has all the time valued bodily and psychological well being as core to our caring for our folks and our friends, and 2020 solely made the significance extra evident, a lot in order that hiring a devoted CMEDO to deliver every thing collectively and inhouse made a whole lot of sense,” stated Mark Porter. “Dr. McKnight is a extremely achieved, forward-thinking chief with demonstrated success in aviation, occupational and emergency drugs, and shall be a helpful addition to the crew.”

“Having been born and raised in Alberta, the chance to turn into WestJet’s first Chief Medical Officer is an honour,” stated Dr. Tammy McKnight. “The tradition of caring at WestJet and management’s dedication to the bodily and psychological well being of staff is admirable and I look ahead to becoming a member of the crew and contributing to the well being of WestJetters via considerate and progressive initiatives.”

Dr. McKnight brings 20 years of medical experience to WestJet, together with the institution of a complete firefighter wellness program, institution of the Airdrie Group Doctor Affiliation (ACPA), the founding of Airdrie’s Occupational Harm Companies Clinic, and the event of an progressive complete telehealth program.

Most lately Dr. McKnight served because the Medical Director for AirSprint, an aviation firm, the place she guided AirSprint’s government management crew and offered medical insights that enabled the corporate to evolve in its development technique.

Dr. McKnight studied pharmacy on the College of Alberta previous to receiving her Physician of Medication from the College of Calgary. She joins WestJet efficient April 5, 2021.


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