About the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame (CE-HOF)
The role of clinical engineering in healthcare is generally not well understood by individuals outside of the profession. Even individuals within the profession sometimes have difficulty communicating its value. The American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) created the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame (CE-HOF) to address this situation by publicly celebrating the application of engineering and managerial skills to support and advance the application of technology to patient care.
The ACCE believes the CE-HOF can help the public understand and appreciate the essential role of clinical engineering professionals within the healthcare environment. Additionally, the CE-HOF allows students and others who are interested in exploring clinical engineering as a profession to understand and appreciate the challenges and rewards in pursuing this career.
The Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame is an "outward facing" (to the wider public) virtual museum established that tells the story of clinical engineering, from its beginnings in the late 1960s to the present date, by honoring the visionaries, leaders, and luminaries who have contributed to the creation, evolution, and advancement of the profession.
The CE-HOF Nominations Review Committee (NC) has been established for the purpose of reviewing nominations and selecting deserving candidates for voting by the ACCE membership. The Committee is composed of 5 (five) members appointed by ACCE Board selected among its Fellow and Emeritus members. Each member shall serve for 3 (three) years with the possibility of being appointed only once; staggered terms will be developed. Currently, the Nomination Committee is chaired by James Keller, and other members are Yadin David, Manny Furst, Tom O'Dea, and Malcolm Ridgway.
Each year, the inductees affirmed by the ACCE membership will be announced at the ACCE annual assembly (or awards ceremony) and via official ACCE publications and website. No monetary award or plaque will be offered. Instead, the recognition will be made in the virtual museum on the ACCE website. On the virtual museum, pictures, biography, documents, etc. of the inductees will be posted, so the general public, clinical engineering professionals, and aspiring professionals can learn about the extraordinary contributions made by these pioneers.
The 2020 Inductees
|Adriana has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of her significant contributions to the advancement of the profession in several key areas: For many years Adriana has been an extremely influential advocate for clinical engineering around the world, especially in underdeveloped countries. She has done this by relentlessly lobbying healthcare planners and clinical professionals at every opportunity on the benefits of clinical engineering to their patients. Read more
||Raymond Peter Zambuto has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of his significant contributions to the advancement of the profession in three key areas: Ray co-founded one of the nation’s first shared clinical engineering services which helped to grow and expand the field of clinical engineering. He was also a prime driver of many of the clinical engineering initiatives in clinical systems engineering and the integration of medical and information systems, directly influencing the careers of many. Finally, Ray foresaw the vital importance of establishing strong relationships between CE and IT leaders in their respective professional organizations and became the driving force behind ACCE becoming a co-sponsor of and a key player in IHE's Patient Care Device Domain (PCD). Read more|
The 2019 Inductees
|Dr. Furst has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of his significant contributions to the advancement of the profession in three areas: His pioneering texts helped set the foundation for modern benchmarking; "Manny's Meeting", which became an AAMI committee, served as an incubator for ideas from throughout the profession; and, his work as Technical Manager for IHE Patient Care Devices built key bridges between CE and IT and vendors and providers. Read more
||Stephen L. Grimes has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of his significant contributions to the profession as a visionary leader. Mr. Grimes saw places where clinical engineering needed to go as a profession, for example, Clinical Systems Engineering, and Medical Technology Cyber Security, and then used his leadership skills to advocate for those ideas, create the conversation and enable them to become realized. Read more
||David P. Harrington has inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of his meaningful contributions to the initiation and advancement of the profession. Dr. Harrington began educating students before the field had even been defined. Until shortly before his death in 2018, he continued to mentor, and write on behalf of the profession. Throughout his long career, he served as a de-facto global ambassador for the profession through his humanitarian work. Read more|
The 2018 Inductees
|Dr. David has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of his leadership and vision in bringing clinical engineering to its status as a recognized and important profession. His signature achievements in the formation of the American College of Clinical Engineering and the Healthcare Technology Foundation helped to provide pivotal opportunities for clinical engineering to stand as an independent profession and to have an appropriate home for the certification process. His continuing vision of clinical engineering as a global profession paved the way for the enduring international cooperation in the profession. Read more
||Dr. Wear has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of his impact on two generations of clinical engineers through education, teaching, and mentoring. In the early days of the profession, the late 1960s and early 1970s, he established the first teaching periodical in clinical engineering. His pioneering work also included the establishment of the training center that became U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs National Engineering Training Center. Over the course of his career, Dr. Wear has taught aspects of clinical engineering worldwide and taken on leadership challenges in clinical engineering education and advocacy. Read more|
The 2017 Inductees
|Dr. Fennigkoh has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of his pioneering work in developing a medical device inventory inclusion algorithm that significantly reduced the maintenance and regulatory burden for many of the nation’s hospitals. He is also being recognized for his application of human factors principles in device investigations and the reduction of medical error. Read more
||Dr. Wang has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition for using the scientific method and quantitative data analysis to advance clinical engineering, for leading the opposition to unnecessary and overly burdensome regulatory control and, above all, for enhancing patient safety in the deployment of health technology. Read more|
The 2016 Inductee
|Dr. Ridgway has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition for excellence in innovation, for influencing the direction that clinical engineering has taken over the decades, and for his impact on CE professionals, clinical users, regulatory authorities, patients and society in general with his fight for rational, evidence-based maintenance. Read more|
The 2015 Inductees
|Dr. Cooper has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of his leadership in Patient Safety, Medical Simulation, and CE in the US and around the world. Read more
||Dr. Nobel has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of for excellence in innovation, influence on CE, and technology evaluation in the US and the world. Read more|
CLOSED! Call for Nominations for the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame - Class of 2020
The American College of Clinical Engineering is seeking nominations of individuals who had made outstanding and notable contributions to and/or the evolution and advancement of Clinical Engineering.
See eligibility requirements and nomination form to the left and email completed nominations to CE-HOF@accenet.org. Please be as detailed as possible and include supporting information, documents, and justifications.
The 2020 inductees will be honored on June 13, 2020, at the ACCE's Annual Members Meeting/Awards reception in New Orleans, LA.
Completed nominations and supporting documents must be received by February 10, 2020