4th Annual Healthcare Heroes Gala
Unfortunately, due to spikes in the COVID-19 cases across the United States and beyond, we have decided that it is in everyone’s best interest to reschedule the event and transition from a hybrid event to a completely virtual event. As always, our main priority is to keep everyone safe — we appreciate your patience while we navigate through these trying times.
We invite you to join us virtually on January 14, 2021 to celebrate these amazing heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stay tuned for more details.
Healthcare Heroes Class of 2020
Since Healthcare News and its sister publication, BusinessWest, launched the new recognition program known as Healthcare Heroes in 2017, the initiative has more than succeeded in its quest to identify true leaders — not to mention inspiring stories — within this region’s large and very important healthcare sector.
The award was created to recognize those whose contributions to the health and well-being of this region, while known to some, needed to become known to all. And this is certainly true in this year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several months ago, the decision makers at the two publications knew that, during this very difficult time, our healthcare community was challenged as perhaps never before, and had to summon its collective strength, imagination, and dedication to clear a seemingly endless list of hurdles and continue to provide needed services to the residents of this region.
We knew that a sector already heavily populated with heroes would have even more individuals worthy of that term. So we invited people to nominate these heroes for the award we created, and the judges tasked with scoring them were impressed and, in some ways, overwhelmed by the stories generated by these nominations.
Overall, everyone who was nominated this year is a hero, but in the minds of our judges, 10 of these stories stood out among the others. The Healthcare Heroes for 2020 are: