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The Health Workers Hall of Fame, Inc is one of the most exciting new development of the 21st century.
The Health Workers Hall of Fame was created in the COVID era for a very special audience: Health Workers at all levels of care, now and for generations to come.
As the first Hall of Fame tribute of its kind in the nation, the Health Workers Hall of Fame provides Health Workers with the health restoration they urgently need, the life-long learning and certifications their careers require, and the national recognition they so richly deserve.
The Health Workers Hall of Fame has integrated five reasons for action into one unifying purpose that is healthifying, unprecedented, historic, transformational and memorable.
Our reason for action is based on five self-evident realities :
One, America is experiencing a higher surge of infections with no national plan of action in place to protect the safety, health and well-being of Health Workers, — our nation’s best line of defense.
Two, two deadly enemies — COVID19 and Burnout Syndrome, are unleashing a mental health assault on Health Workers nationwide. Marked by anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and even suicide, Health Workers – our frontline heroes are facing this crisis — without a national supply line dedicated to pandemic emergency preparedness and health restoration relief.
Three, over 170,000 Health Workers have contracted the disease and over 1700 have lost their lives to COVID19 saving others. On a daily basis, Health Workers are facing this fate — with no dedicated national forum to honor their sacrifice, memorialize their lives, and record their achievements and contributions in health care history.
Four, the balance between home and work-life life of millions of Health Workers is overwhelmed and strained in every possible way: personally, professionally, family, socially and spiritually, — with no national preventive health plan to prioritize the work-life balance of Health Workers – to ensure that our nation’s best line of defense – are in a healthiest position to restore us all to better health.
Five, COVID19 has both exposed and magnified decades of systemic health, racial and ethnic disparities that are contributing to a disproportionate number of COVID19 deaths in Black and Brown communities. Despite this nationally known fact, not one single leader or entity in the nation has stepped forward to take ownership of this problem.
The Health Workers Hall of Fame exist to help lead the national cooperation needed to fill these voids together in the best interest of Health Workers and the communities they serve natiowide.
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.
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.
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. Queens Hospital Center is located in Queens County one the most diverse counties in the United States of America.
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.
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.
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.