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The Nuttall Memorial Hospital commemorates the life of Enos Nuttall, a Christian leader of exceptional vision and a great humanitarian. He came to Jamaica from England in 1861 as a nineteen-year old Wesleyan missionary. At that time there was a spiritual awakening in Jamaica known as the Great Revival which affected most Christian denominations. After a few years he offered himself as a candidate for the Church of England and was made rector of St. George’s Church in Kingston in 1866, the year after the Morant Bay Rebellion which resulted in Jamaica becoming a crown colony. The Church of England in Jamaica was de-established in 1870 and the number of ministers reduced from 92 to 52. His leadership qualities, capacity for hard work and Christian zeal were soon recognized and he rose through the ranks of the Anglican Church to become Bishop of Jamaica in 1880 and the first Archbishop of the Province of the West Indies in 1893. His contribution to the educational and social development of Jamaica was monumental.
At the beginning of the twentieth century the only hospital facilities in Jamaica were those established for the benefit of people too poor to pay for medical treatment. It often happened that an employer could send his employee to a properly equipped hospital, while he himself had to depend on makeshift care at home or go abroad to be treated, a fact which did not escape the Archbishop’s notice. In 1890 the Church of England Deaconess House was opened at 93 Hanover Street. The first deaconesses were Sister Isabel (Wise) and Sister Kate (Vick). Among its objectives was the training of Jamaican women to be parish welfare workers and nurses. The Deaconesses and their pupils nursed patients at the Kingston Public Hospital and all over the island. Eight years later the idea of a nursing home was born with the Archbishop and Sisters Madeline and Grace. However, it was not until ten years later in 1908 that a house at 116 East Street was leased and a Nursing Home started. The Archbishop recorded in his diary that it was a “venture of faith”. It was the first private institution of its kind in Kingston and after the Archbishop’s death in 1916 it was called the Archbishop Nuttall Nursing Home.
It is probable that the need for expanding these services gave birth to the idea of a general hospital at the time when the proposal for an island memorial for the Archbishop failed to materialize. On July 1, 1921 Bishop DeCarteret bought from the estate of the late Samuel Constantine Burke, a noted legislator, the land on which the hospital was built. The nine-acre property had housed his residence called Newington. The Government gave four thousand five hundred pounds from public donations in lieu of an island memorial to the late Archbishop. There were also private donations to the Church for this. Among them was the significant financial contribution to the cost of the building made by Mr. A.N. Dixon of St. Ann and one thousand pounds given by Mr. H. Crum Ewing. Over nineteen thousand pounds were spent on the land, building and equipment. Newington House became the nurses quarters and new buildings were constructed for the hospital.
The hospital’s architect was Mr. S.C. Henriques who worked with Dr. George Lockett, a leading young surgeon and Miss Mabel Hope who moved from the Archbishop Nuttall Nursing Home to become the first matron of the new hospital. The hospital had seventeen private rooms and two small wards, one for male and the other for females. Each ward had three beds. The building was constructed by Messrs Mais and Sant and on completion was blessed by Bishop DeCarteret and officially opened on December 7, 1923 by the Governor, His Excellency Sir Leslie Probyn, in the presence of a large crowd. It was named The Nuttall Memorial Hospital, a fitting tribute to the late Archbishop.
Board of Directors
Dr. The Hon. Vincent Lawrence, O.J. Ph.D., D.Sc., P.Eng., M.Sc., B.Sc.
Board Chairman With over forty years of experience as a civil & geotechnical engineer, Dr. Vincent Lawrence is a registered Professional Engineer in Jamaica and Ontario, a member of the Jamaican Institute of Management, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a former Chairman of the Credentials Committee of the Jamaica’s Professional Engineers Registration Boardand is widely recognized as a skilled negotiator, playing an important role in the engineering community.
Committed to national service, Dr. Lawrence served as Chairman of the Urban Development Corporation, the Bauxite & Alumina Trading Company of Jamaica Limited and Jamaica Bauxite Mining Company Limited and is a former Deputy Chairman of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica and the National Investment Bank of Jamaica. Dr. Lawrence is Executive Chairman of Jentech Consultants Ltd. He holds a B. Sc. (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies, and M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees in Geotechnical Engineering from Queens University. He is the Chair of the Financial Board of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, the owners of Nuttall Memorial Hospital.
Rt. Rev. Howard Kingsley Arthur Gregory
The Rt. Rev. Howard Kingsley Arthur Gregory was consecrated as the 14th Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands on May 17, 2012 in the Cathedral of St. Jago de la Vega, Spanish Town. He was elected at a Special Synod of the Church on March 27, 2012, and succeeds the Rt. Rev. Alfred C. Reid, who retired on December 31, 2011.
Prior to his election as Lord Bishop, Bishop Gregory served as Suffragan Bishop of Montego Bay for 10 years. His pastoral journey began in 1973 when he was ordained a Deacon, and he entered the priesthood in 1974.
His first appointment was that of Anglican Chaplain of the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. He later served as Chaplain and Lecturer at the Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville from 1978-80. He was appointed Acting Anglican Warden and Tutor at the United Theological College of the West Indies in 1980, and served concurrently as Priest-in-charge of the Golden Grove Cure. Returning from study leave in 1986, he was appointed Anglican Tutor and Lecturer in Pastoral Care and Counselling. In 1987 he was promoted to the position of Deputy President of the UTCWI. In 1990 he was appointed President of the College and served in that capacity until 2002 when he was elected Suffragan Bishop of Montego Bay.
Bishop Gregory holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, the Diploma in Ministerial Studies and a Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies. In addition, he holds a Master of Sacred Theology degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and a Master in Business Administration from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana.
Bishop Gregory has been conferred with the Doctor of Divinity degree (honoris causa), by the Graduate Theological Foundation and the Virginia Theological Seminary, respectively. He is married and has one daughter.
Mr. Harvey Levers , Bsc, MBA. – C.E.O
Mr. Harvey Levers is a graduate of Campion College, the University of The West Indies, and Nova Southeastern University.
His twenty-three years working experience included various stints mainly in the financial services sector locally, and with the last ten years served overseas.
Positions held in Jamaica were with the former Workers Bank and CIBC Jamaica Limited, where he moved upward and throughout the branch networks from the positions of Credit Officer to Senior Assistant Branch Manager, and ultimately an Account Manager in the Corporate Finance Centre.
Having migrated to Florida in June 2000, he joined a six-month old Mortgage Brokerage firm, Peak Mortgage Corporation, in Fort Lauderdale, as the Business Development and Mortgage Manager. There he drove the sales process, and assisted tremendously in achieving annual revenues in excess of US$2Million prior to the company winding up in 2010.
In 2005 the company opened an associated Real Estate firm, Maplebrook Realty, Inc, and Mr. Levers was responsible for the recruitment and training of new Sales Associates, in addition to overseeing the administrative needs of the firm.
Upon his return to Jamaica at the start of 2010, Mr. Levers continued a part-time consulting arrangement into which he had entered in 2009 as a Business Plan Writer, with the international auditing firm Crichton Mullings & Associates P.A.
Apart from his technical ability at financial analysis, he lists his major attributes as his inter-personal skills and the ability to build teams focused on customer service.
An avid sportsman, he is a member of the Kingston Commissioners football club’s Masters League team, and also plays dominoes, badminton, and lawn-tennis.
He is also a former vice-president of the Campion College South Florida Alumni Association.
Rt. Rev. Robert McLean Thompson, D. Min. Suffragan Bishop of Kingston
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert McLean Thompson received his secondary education at Jamaica College and followed his calling to the ministry of the Church by entering the United Theological College of the West Indies. He was ordained a priest in 1974 and his continuing education included a Masters in Sacred Ministry from McGill University in 1979 and most recently, a Doctorate in Ministry from the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, in 2004. He served as Curate at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Rector of St. Jude’s, Stony Hill and later St. Andrew Parish Church, Half Way Tree. He was made a Canon of the Cathedral in June 2001 and elected as the third Suffragan Bishop of Kingston at the Synod of March 2005.
He has served on several Boards and Committees including the Council of the Institute of Jamaica and Jamaica Justice Reform. He currently serves on the Board of Kingston College, the YMCA, Kingston Restoration Company, and more recently the Police Service Commission. He is a member of the Provincial Synod of the Church in the Province of the West Indies (CPWI) and for seven years served on the Anglican Consultative Council which facilitates cooperative work among the Churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion. As Suffragan Bishop, he is a member of all Boards and Committees of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Crafton Miller
Crafton Miller is a highly recognized legal professional being Managing Partner of Crafton Miller and Company, the long established Duke Street law firm. He read for a B.Sc. in Economics as an external student of London University and became an established Tax Officer in the British Civil Service. Simultaneously he began legal studies but deferred completion to pursue a number of posts, including the Jamaican Income Tax Department and the Sevens Limited Sugar factory and plantation in Clarendon. After working for nearly 5 years he was granted a scholarship to return to England to finish reading for the Bar which he completed in 1972 at age 42, and returned to Jamaica where he was released from his job at Sevens Limited to practice as an Attorney-at-Law.
Apart from his daily legal practice, Crafton Miller’s contribution to the profession has been exemplary and includes provision of legal aid service to the poor; spearheading the raising of $3 million to acquire a Home for the Bar and the General Legal Council; membership of the General Legal Council for disciplinary and qualification matters, the Jamaica Bar Association and Executive Committee; financial contribution to the Supreme Court Law Library, installation of a Public Address system in the Chief Justice’s Court, and sponsorship of the Norman Manley Law School In-service Programme, all for which he was awarded the President’s Trophy for his sterling contribution. Among other activities Crafton Miller is former Chairman of Kingston College, a director of the Kingston Downtown Management Committee, a member of the Church Committee and Lay Representative to Synod for St. Margaret’s Church and holder of several Diocesan posts.
Mrs. Ethlyn Norton-Coke
Mrs. Norton -Coke was appointed Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer at the University of Technology in January 2008. . Mrs. Norton-Coke pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbiaand pursued a Masters Degrees in Accounting and Geography at the University of the West Indies and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Nova Southern University. She is qualified as an Attorney-at-Law (Jamaica), UK Solicitor registered to practice in the UK and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Programme in Taxation at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
She specializes in taxation in her capacity as an attorney-at-law and an accountant and has taught extensively in the areas of Taxation, Auditing, Financial Management, Money Laundering, Conveyancing Law and Office Management Courses for various institutions. She is the Honorary Secretary of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Chairman of the Taxation Committee of that institute and serves on a number of other Boards including the the Public Accountancy Board, the Land Titling Committee in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Advisory Board of Management of the Registrar of Companies.
On the Board of Nuttall Memorial Hospital, Mrs. Norton-Coke is the Honorary Secretary.
Megan J.A Deane. BSC. (Hons). MBA
Megan Deane is a highly qualified professional with extensive experience in management, possessing over 20 years of experience in the private and public financial services sectors with institutions which, for the most part, have an economic development mandate.
She has since 2010 commenced reading for a PHD in Leadership and Public Policy and undertaking short-term assignments as a Management Consultant.She has functioned in her professional life as Deputy Managing Director of the National Export Import Bank of Jamaica, and the Director of Investments and Privatisations with the National Investment Bank of Jamaica and the Manager for Business and Advisory services at Trafalgar Development Bank,
A Canadian Commonwealth Scholar for her Masters in Business Administration and a Humphrey Fellow in Finance at Boston University, Megan is a past student of Warsop and Rosseau Primary schools; an alumna of Immaculate Conception High School and the University of the West Indies. Miss Deane is currently a director of Nuttall Memorial Hospital, a past President of the Jamaica Fulbright Humphrey Association; former Director of the Exporters Association, and 20 Year Council Member of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica and the Institute of Management Consultants of Jamaica.
Dr. Lester Woolery, O.D. J.P., B. Pharm., M.R. Pharms.
Dr. Lester Woolery was born in Montego Bay and attended the Montego Bay Boys School, Cornwall College and London University. He is a pharmacist by profession and is the immediate past Chairman of the National Health Fundand current Chairman of the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica. He is also Executive Director of Lasco Distributors Limited, Caledonia Medical Laboratory, Woolesmar Investment Limited, Woolmed Ltd and Swift Chemicals Limited. Dr. Woolery is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica, the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, and the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. He is also involved in horticulture with special interest in roses including hybridization and the growing of exotic plants. Dr. Woolery was awarded the Bronze Musgrave Award in 2005 for his work in Pharmacology and was conferred with an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of Technology.
Rev. Denzil Barnes, M.A. (Theology), B.Sc. (Econ); A.C.I.B
Rev. Denzil Barnesserves as Diocesan Secretary of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (Anglican). Rev. Barnes is a Minister of Religion. He spent thirty years in banking retiring as General Manager of Operations and Risk Management of National Commercial Bank. He serves as Vice-Chairman and a Director of Nuttall Memorial Hospital and the United Theological College. He serves as a Director of Caymanas Development Company Limited and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Jamaica Pegasus Ltd.
Mr. Vivian Crawford
Vivian Crawford attended Moore Town Primary School, continued his formal education through private tuition and then enrolled at Mico Teachers’ College, receiving the Chairman’s Prize for outstanding contribution to the college as well as the Nathan Brissett Prize for Music. From the University of the West Indies, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and the Max Henry Kiwanis Memorial Prize for Music. Mr. Crawford also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Nova South-Eastern University.
He serves as the organist for three churches in Kingston and St. Andrew and supervises the choirs at Unity of Jamaica and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Mr. Crawford recently retired after long service to national development as Executive Director of the Institute of Jamaica. He has also over the years, given invaluable service to the development of the youth of his community. Vivian Crawford received the Governor-General’s Achievement Award for St. Andrew in 2011.
Basil George Alexander Nelson, Dip. E.E., C. Eng., M.I.E.E., M.I.E.J.
Mr. Nelson is an Electrical Consulting Engineer and has been a Director of Nelson Walters Engineers Ltd. since 1978. He is founder of Basil Nelson & Associates. He is President of the Wolmers Boys School Parent teachers Association; Member University Lodge of the West Indies; Immediate Past President of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Jamaica; President Elect of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica he was educated at the Whitfield Primary School, Waulgrove College, Kingston College, Excelsior High School, College of Arts, Science and Technology (now UTECH), University of the West Indies and Nottingham University. A past Director of the Jamaica Railway Corporation and Electrician Licensing Authority, he has served as an Electrical Engineer – Tate & Lyle Technical Services (London, U.K.) 1967-68; Electrical Control Engineer, West Indies Sugar Co. Ltd. 1968-70; Director Warren Anderson Engineers Ltd.
Hon. Michael Fennell OJ, CD
Mr. Fennell career in sports administration spans over 30 years, having served in the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Olympic Movement, the Pan American Sport Organisation (PASO) and the Jamaica Olympic Association. He represents the Commonwealth Games Federation on the Glasgow 2014 Board.
As Commonwealth Games Federation President since 1994 he was re-elected unopposed in November 2007. As well as holding the post of PASO Vice President from 1996 to the present, he is also a member of the IOC’s Women and Sports Commission and Programme Commission and the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS). He has a wealth of experience that makes him one of the leading authorities on major global and regional multi-sports events. In the course of his professional career he has held the post of CEO and President of Air Jamaica, Caribbean Regional Director for Berger Paints and was the Chief Executive Officer for Myers Fletcher & Gordon, the largest law firm in Jamaica. He is also Chairman of the Diocesan Financial board. He was awarded the Commander of the Order of Distinction in 1984 and later received the Order of Jamaica in 2005.
Mr. Winston C. Hay J.P
Mr. Hay is Independent Electric Power Systems Consultant with wide international experience He was Director General of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) from 1996-2002. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Kingston and the Jamaica Institution of Engineers. He was born in Retreat St. May and educated at the Harewood Primary School, Kingston College and the University of Toronto. He is Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee of the hospital’s Board of Governors.
Dr. Altman Hubert Valentine Cotterell, J.P., M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S., F.R.S.A.
Dr. Cotterell is a retired Medical Practitioner and Consultant Surgeon Specialist, having practicedat the Oxford Medical Centre and Nutttall Memorial Hospital since 1990. He was also an Associate Lecturer in Surgery – University Hospital of the West Indies since 1978; Honorary Consultant in Surgery, University Hospital of the West Indies since 1999; Member Board of Examiners in Surgery (U.W.I.), Post-graduate Board of Surgery – Faculty of Medicine – (UWI) Board of Trustees and Chief Examiner at the Medical Council of Jamaica and Chairman of the Medical Dispute Tribunal of Jamaica.
During his career, he has served as an Advisor to Pan American Health Organization on Management of the Diabetic Foot in the Caribbean; Member of the Medical Association of Jamaica, Guild of Graduates (UWI). He is Co—founder and first treasurer – Medical Society – University Hospital of the West Indies; Member Priory School Trust Council and Chairman, Community Council of the Hampton Court – Dalvey District in St. Thomas 1973-77. His awards include; The Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for services in Medicine 1983; Medical Association of Jamaica Award in Recognition of Distinguished Medical Service 1993 Distinguished Lecturer – The Sir Harry Amamunthodo Memorial Lecture for 1994 delivered to the Association of Surgeons in Jamaica; The Association of Surgeons in Jamaica Distinguished Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Health Services and the Advancement of Surgery in Jamaica 1998; 2001 Citation Award for Outstanding Chairmanship of the St. Thomas Technical High School Board in the mid-nineteen seventies; Citation from the Minister of Health on 1961 volunteer disaster relief surgery in British Honduras.
Dr. G. Wesley Bernard
Dr. Bernard attended Wolmer’s Boys’ School and later matriculated to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland from where he graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1964, earning the Gold Medal in Obstetrics & Gynaecology for that year. He Returned to Jamaica in 1965 to join the Government Medical Services in 1966 at the Kingston Public Hospital. He served in the Government Medical Service for a year when he retired as Senior Medical Officer of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital. During that period he also served at the Ulster Spring Hospital, Port Maria Hospital, the University Hospital of the West Indies. Dr. Bernard was granted a Commonwealth Medical Scholarship 1969 to pursue studies of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in London, England. He was then elevated to Fellowship of that College in 1984. He received a national honour of Order of Distinction – Commander Class in 1997 and is a Justice of the Peace for the parish of St. Andrew
Charles A Jones, C.D., J.P.
Mr. Jones retired from the Public Service as the Chief Personnel Officer in February 2006 A career civil servant, he occupied varying human resource management and general management positions in the Office of the Services Commissions, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Industry and Investment.
He was actively involved in managing certain aspects of the public sector modernisation programme, such as the delegation of management of human resource functions to the Cabinet Secretary, the Financial Secretary and a number of permanent secretaries, including the Office of the Prime Minister. He is currently the President of the Jamaica Government Pensioners’ Association, a member of the Queens Preparatory School Board and the Audit Committee of the Jamaica Library Service.
Dr. Douglas Garfield McDonald
Dr Douglas McDonald is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in private practice. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricains and Gynaecologists. He has provided public service as a former Senior Medical Officer of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital and as an Associate Lecturer at the University of the West Indies.