Prayer #159: For the Demand for Chief Medical Officers in Companies and Corporations
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies and corporations around the United States are now seeking to hire Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to give medical guidance in the workplace. Companies where workers labor in close proximity for prolonged periods are especially the ones looking for CMOs.
For example, Tysons Foods recently announced plans to hire a Chief Medical Officer along with 200 nurses and medical administrative support personnel, augmenting the existing 400 people with the company's health services team. Earlier in the Coronavirus outbreak, Tysons experienced outbreaks of the virus in various facilities, forcing them to temporarily closed them.
In late July, Royal Caribbean, the cruise ship company, hired its first Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Calvin Johnson. Johnson will bring leadership to the Healthy Sail Panel, a group that is working on developing enhanced health and safety standards to prepare cruise ships to return to operation.
Company executives believe that with the pandemic ongoing, it is vitally important to have sound medical advise in-house that will greatly help companies to pave the way for continuing full-time operations as safely as possible.
Pray for these Chief Medical Officers as they are hired by companies and corporations. Pray for God to give them great wisdom as they give medical counsel on how to conduct work operations in safety from COVID-19 and other hazards. Pray that their leadership would greatly help in the prevention of the spread of the virus.
Ps. 46:1: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble."