Announcing the 2022 Healthcare Heroes

We’re excited to celebrate our 2022 Healthcare Heroes on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke.

Since BusinessWest and its sister publication, the Healthcare News, launched the 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 that is certainly true this year.
They are leaders. In some cases innovators or collaborators. In all cases, inspirations — people and organizations that have devoted their lives to improving the quality of individual lives and the health of entire communities. We find these stories to be compelling and inspirational, and we’re sure you will as well.


Overall, everyone who was nominated this year is a hero, but in the minds of our judges — the editors and management at BusinessWest and the Healthcare News — eight of these stories stood out among the others. The Healthcare Heroes for 2022 are:

Lifetime Achievement:
Helen Caulton-Harris, Director of Health and Human Services, City of Springfield

Health/Wellness Administrator:
Mark Paglia, Chief Operating Officer, MiraVista Behavioral Health Center

Patient/Resident/Client Care Provider:
Dr. Philip Glynn, Director of Medical Oncology, Mercy Medical Center

Collaboration in Health/Wellness:
Dr. Paul Pirraglia, Division Chief, General Medicine and Community Health, Baystate Health

Collaboration in Health/Wellness:
ServiceNet’s Enrichment Center & Strive Clinic and Its Partners at Springfield College and UMass Amherst

Community Health:
Addiction Consult Service at Holyoke Medical Center

Emerging Leader:
Dr. Sundeep Shukla, Chief and Physician, Baystate Noble Hospital Emergency Department

Innovation in Health/Wellness:
Elaine Marieb Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation


See the 2022 Healthcare Heroes section HERE


Go HERE for more information


Presenting Sponsors

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Partner Sponsors

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View Last Year’s Healthcare Heroes HERE