Tony Vieira Joins Vikand as Shipboard Medical Operations Manager


19 October 2020, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA: Vikand Solutions, LLC—a global maritime medical operations and public health provider—announces the appointment of Tony Vieira as Manager of Shipboard Medical Operations. Each of Vikand’s Managers of Shipboard Medical Operations serves as a primary Vikand executive supporting cruise line clients with the principal objectives of delivering patient-centric, high quality, safe medical care with professionalism and compassion while managing and supporting onboard medical teams.

Peter Hult, Vikand CEO, comments, “The Manager of Shipboard Medical Operations works closely with Vikand’s clients to ensure they receive effective support to ensure compliance and meeting their needs in this acutely dynamic time, always with a focus on risk mitigation. In this role, Tony Vieira proactively assists with medical issues experienced by guests, crew, and onboard medical facilities. He joined Vikand on 05 October 2020.”

Vieira’s background includes 17 years of diversified nursing experience including Emergency Medicine, ICU, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Imaging, Forensic Medicine, Palliative Care and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care. He has spent over four years at sea as Senior Nurse with Princess Cruises and P&O Australia.

For the last 18 months, Viera has worked with Carnival Cruise Line as Supervisor of Medical Facilities. His responsibilities included  reviewing and standardizing medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, supplies, medical center infrastructures and most recently, reviewing, and co-developing policies and procedures to facilitate the preparedness of vessels for the return to regular operations.

Peter Hult, Vikand CEO, continues, “COVID-19 identification, mitigation and prevention is a fast moving, profoundly serious business as is the breadth of healthcare solutions becoming available at increasing speeds. At Vikand, we recognize that the personal approach is equally important. Tony Vieira’s appointment as our Manager of Shipboard Medical Operations is a direct reflection of his excellent credentials, the compassion he shows patients and clients, and his deep understanding of how business needs and healthcare solutions are intertwined. It is with great pleasure Vikand welcomes him to the team.”

Tony Vieira lives in the Azores. In his free time, he is an avid nature enthusiast who enjoys hiking, SCUBA diving, swimming, and running. He is a volunteer with several area nonprofits including an orphanage and nursing home where he assists with policies and practical nursing, providing direct patient care. At the end of the day, he devours history books.

About VIKAND

VIKAND provides global medical and public health service solutions to the entire maritime industry, including cruise, yacht, superyacht, commercial shipping, fishing, and energy sectors. VIKAND works with more than 200 cruise ship clients—spread over 23 cruise lines—supporting 120,000 crew with medical and mental wellness needs supported by experienced onboard and onshore medical staffs. VIKAND’s proven medical and public health expertise and experience is demonstrated through a proactive and evidence-based healthcare approach, the VIKAND Total Healthcare Solution and is coordinated with global regulatory agencies and industry associations. Solutions encompass 24/7 medical management, public health, and COVID-19 consulting, biomedical equipment maintenance and products, and leading air and surface decontamination solutions. VIKAND recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and was awarded the Seatrade Cruise Awards Supplier of the Year 2020 in October.

Contacts

- Commentary: Peter Hult, CEO, Vikand, peter.hult@vikand.com, +1 754.715.4961
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