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Visionaries are Futurists who exercise their mind’s eye to see beyond what’s in the physical world at the moment. Our visionaries envisioned the urgent need for this website long before COVID19 arrived.
The Health Workers Hall of Fame is one of the most exciting new development of the 21st century, that was created to usher in a new era of national respect and appreciation for Health Workers.
The Health Workers Hall of Fame is structured to create unprecedented visibility and health restoration value for four constituencies: HOF members, Black and Brown communities, health organizations and society — now and for generations to come.
The Health Workers Hall of Fame was inspired by the legacy and actions of two unique men: Dr. Gerald W. Deas — a NYC health care pioneer, and the late great Senator John McCain.
Both displayed a powerful example of leadership, not when it was convenient, but when it counted most: To serve a greater purpose than their own interest.
Dr. Gerald W. Deas battled major companies to protect the public’s health, and to spread community awareness of harmful corporate practices that his leadership successfully mitigated.
On numerous occasions — the late great Senator John McCain, served the common good and the public interest, rather than that of his political party.
The Health Workers Hall of Fame envision enrolling millions of Health Workers, and thousands of health organizations as Hall of Fame members from all across America.
We are the only Association of its kind, delivering the highest value, relevancy and need solutions that:
1. Honor and memorialize the relentless efforts of Health Workers — as they strive to deliver health care services to all who need it.
2. Honor the all lives lost to COVID19. Especially, among three interdependent groups: Health Workers, Nursing Homes and Black and Brown communities who have been struck the hardest by COVID19.
3. Extinguish Burnout Syndrome among Health Workers and preserve the contributions and achievements of Unsung Heroes, — like those fighting COVID19 to ensure they no longer remain anonymous.
4. Resolve and mitigate Health Disparities among Black and Brown communities who are suffering disproportionately, — now and on the other side of COVID19.
5. Deliver a monumental public health response that is reflective of the need for emergency pandemic preparedness, to diminish the negative impact it can have on the health of people, communities, our economy and way of life.
Awards Presentation and Procedures
Awards are presented during our annual Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony in November 2021, to afford maximum national visibility to award recipients by their peers.
Committee on Awards
The Health Workers Hall of Fame Award Committee consists of board members.
They review the Awards Program for continuous improvement, and make program changes and recommendations to the Board of Directors.
The Awards Committee reviews all nominations for awards, and make final selection recommendations to the Association Board of Directors.
The deadline for the receipt of nominations for all Awards is annually on November 30th. Mail or email the submission to the attention of:
Award Administrator, Health Workers Hall of Fame, One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton Street, Suite 8500 New York, New York 10007.
From A Hall of Fame Heart
Point of View
We envision engaging more than 50% of health professionals, who make up the social determinants of health industry.
We call upon leaders in both, health care organizations and health professions educational institutions , to join and support our efforts in two ways:
- In building and advancing a systems approach to prevent and mitigate clinician burnout, and
- In supporting our strategies for advancing the professional well-being of Health Workers, across all health settings in clinical and non-clinical titles.
We advance eight “ALL HEART” guiding principles, and encourage every member of our Association to do so as well:
- Always value and respect people.
- Love the work you do and live healthy.
- Lead by a powerful positive example.
- Help others find real meaning and purpose.
- Engage others in making healthier life choices.
- Act with kindness, appreciation and forgiveness.
- Recognize the true value of what people do.
- Treasure building bridges of thankfulness, trust, timeliness and togetherness.
Jerry Wesley, is a Health Care Transformation Futurist and Satisfactologist who has accumulated over 30 years of community health experience — in both public and private health care settings.
In NYC, Jerry has been privileged to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the most revered members of unions like 32BJ, Teamsters, DC37, Local 237, Local 371, Local 420, OSA and 1199.
Equally, Jerry has been privileged to work shoulder to shoulder in administration and management, with some of the most influential health leaders in the industry.
As a former Sr. Management Consultant at NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, he worked with executives at the highest level of this $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system.
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the United States, and one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance.
Like many of the colleagues who inspired our website development, Jerry’s professional career spans decades of service rooted in a rich history of award-winning achievements.
Our website was inspired:
By Population Health Physicians Like:
Dr. Gerald Deas, M.D., MPH, MA., Hon D.Sc
Physician, poet, patient advocate, playwright, media personality, political activist, public health crusader.
Dr. Deas has battled major companies and organized whole communities to protect the public’s health.
Dr. Gerald Whitehead Deas, is a former Director of Health Education Communications at SUNY Downstate Medical School. Dr. Deas is also a former Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine.
In May 2019, Dr. Deas received an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from Downstate Medical School, during their graduation ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Dr. Deas has a long history of being “the first African American Physician” to achieve a wide range of accomplishments in America.
Through many forums, Dr. Deas is continuously acknowledged for his career of advocating for public health. For several years, Dr. Deas continue to be a mentor to and colleague of Jerry Wesley.
Dr. Deas and Jerry Wesley share a passion for leading health outcomes, in a bold systemic shift in outcome health culture, direction, learning, management, structure, performance and results.
Especially, in underserved, disadvantaged and undervalued communities.
By Nursing Educators Like:
Dr. Katrina DeVinci, RN, Ph.D. MSN, ANP, PMTC
Dr. DeVinci is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Adelphi University to Generic Registered Nursing Students BS Program: Work as clinical instructor for Medical surgical, maternity nursing, Fundamental lab, and community nursing.
Dr. DeVinci is a former Nurse Educator at NYC Health & Hospitals Corp at Queens Hospital Center. During her tenure there, Dr. DeVinci attended the “Charm Starr” workshop presented by Jerry Wesley.
The impact of the training made such an impression, Dr. DeVinci selected “Charm Starr” as the independent variable of her dissertation titled: “How Does Sensitivity Training of Health Care Workers Impact Patient Satisfaction?”
The population for her study was comprised of yearly discharged inpatients ( N = 10,000 to 16,000). Dr. DeVinci’s results validated the positive impact “Charm Star” made on Health Workers and patient satisfaction.
Dr. DeVinci and Jerry Wesley share a passion for advancing the professional development of Health Workers, and improving the health outcomes of the communities Health Workers serve.
By Business Management Professors Like:
Dr. Harold Lazarus, PHD, 1963, Columbia University; MS, 1952, Columbia University; BA, 1949, New York Univ (NYU)
Human Values In Management
American Business Dictionary
Dr. Lazarus is a management specialist and author of American Business Dictionary.
Dr. Lazarus training background has mirrored the steps of pioneering greats like W. Edward Deming – known as the Father of Quality Evolution.
Early in his career, Dr. Lazarus shared office space and a professional acquaintance with world renowned Peter Drucker — known as the Father of Modern Management.
Dr. Lazarus has taught management at some of the most prestigious Graduate Business Schools in America.
Namely, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, American College and The New School.
In 2012, Dr. Lazarus retired as Dean of Hofstra University’s School of Business after almost 50 years of service.
Dr. Lazarus and Jerry Wesley are business consultants who share a passion for leading organizational change and introducing new management innovations to the next generation of business leaders.
Dr. Lazarus found some of Jerry’s health management concepts so unique, he made it possible for Jerry to lecture MBA students at Hofstra University’s School of Business.
By Physician Champions Like:
Dr. Lennox K. Archibald, MD, PhD, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Glasg), DTM&H
Dr. Archibald received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He received his medical degree from University College Hospital in London and his doctorate from the University of London. He completed postgraduate training in internal and tropical medicine in London, Oxford and Liverpool.
He served at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for seven years as an epidemic intelligence service (EIS) officer, medical epidemiologist and medical director of the epidemic information exchange in the National Center for Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Archibald and Jerry Wesley are industry professionals who share family ties and a passion, for improving the quality of time, physicians spend with their patients and families.
By Research and Survey Developers Like:
Dr. Jane Maestro-Scherer, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Owner: Maestro-Scherer Consulting Inc. / Cornell University Affiliate.
Dr. Maestro-Scherer is a data research specialist. Dr. Maestro-Scherer specialize in developing survey models, that gather meaningful opinions, comments, and feedback to advance data-based decision making.
Robert E. Rich and Jane B. Maestro-Scherer, January 2001
Self-Informing Organizational Change: A Participatory Method of Data Collection, Analysis and Action.
This article describes a participatory method that utilizes the internal resources of organizations along with the expertise of external collaborators to systematically study and address issues of concern.
It combines the “common sense” of the organization with a “scientific” approach in the development of a body of systematic knowledge representative of the organization as a whole (as opposed to anecdotal or non-holistic) that is then used to develop action strategies.
Dr. Maestro-Scherer and Jerry Wesley worked together with Robert Rich, on SWOT Analysis and devising surveys that captured the impact and outcome quality of “Charm Starr” customer service training.
“Charm Starr” was not only acknowledged as a corporate best practice, but as the most successful customer service training in the history of New York City Health & Hospital Corporation.