Jerry Digani joined Shaker in 1974, and the agency has never been the same. Over his career, he has built an industry-wide reputation as a thought leader in health care recruitment marketing and speaks frequently at industry conventions throughout the U.S. – though particularly in the Carolinas, where golf is at its finest. Jerry was promoted to Vice President, Health Care in 1999.
As Vice President, Jerry provides internal training on trends in the health care space. He sets strategic direction through new and creative uses of technology and media that create a proactive recruiting posture in key agency accounts. And he is the primary internal resource for field account teams pursuing and managing health care business.
Jerry is a long-time member of CAHR, ASHHRA and NAHCR and has partnered with NAHCR for several years running to conduct, aggregate, and analyze survey results on U.S. health care recruiting trends. Jerry is passionate about optimizing client recruiting processes and procedures – identifying and working through actual and perceived barriers to successful recruitment and retention initiatives.
Jerry has spearheaded the recruitment and retention efforts of Alexian Brothers Health System, The University of Chicago Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In addition to golf, which is never far from his thoughts, Jerry’s favorite pastimes include fostering homeless raccoons, eating soul food, and referring to anything exceedingly boneheaded as a “Dunkirk.” (He’s a bit of a history buff). He also bears an uncanny resemblance to a younger James Taylor – except more impish.