Contact: George O’Brien
(413) 781-8600, ext. 102

 Nominations Sought for Healthcare Heroes Class of 2021

 SPRINGFIELD — In the spring of 2017, the Healthcare News and its sister publication, BusinessWest, created a new and exciting recognition program called Healthcare Heroes.

It was launched with the theory that there are heroes working all across this region’s wide, deep, and all-important healthcare sector, and that there was no shortage of fascinating stories to tell and individuals and groups to honor. That theory has certainly been validated. But there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of heroes whose stories we still need to tell.

The nomination deadline for the class of 2021 has been extended to Friday, July 8. We encourage you to get involved and help recognize someone you consider to be a hero in the community we call Western Mass. in one (or more) of these seven categories:

  • Patient/Resident/Client Care Provider;
  • Health/Wellness Administrator/Administration;
  • Emerging Leader;
  • Community Health;
  • Innovation in Health/Wellness;
  • Collaboration in Health/Wellness; and
  • Lifetime Achievement.

The Healthcare Heroes event is presented by Elms College. Nominations can be submitted at For more information, call (413) 781-8600.