Healthcare Heroes Nomination Form

Healthcare Heroes 2022 to Honor the Healthcare Heroes of this Region

In the spring of 2017, 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, especially in these times, when the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many types of heroes to the forefront. And that’s where you come in.

Nominations for the class of 2022 are due July 30, and 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

To assist those thinking of nominating someone for this honor, we are simplifying the process. All we desire is a 400-500-word essay, and/or video entry explaining why the group or individual stands out as an inspiration, and a truly bright star in a galaxy of healthcare heroes. These nominations will be carefully considered by a panel of independent judges, who will select the class of 2022.


The judging process will commence August 1, 2022 and be completed by August 19, 2022. Nominees cannot serve as awards judges. All eligible nominations received will be judged by a panel of health care industry experts whose evaluations will determine winners of the “Healthcare Heroes” Awards from among the nominees under consideration.


Nominations must be submitted via the designated online form. Mail-in nominations will not be accepted. Nominations may be submitted effective May 12, 2022 and must be received no later July 30, 2022 at 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Notification and Recognition

BusinessWest and Healthcare News plans to notify the winners of the “Healthcare Heroes” Awards by late August, 2022 and will be profiled in the September 5 edition of BusinessWest and the September/October issue of Healthcare News.


  • Nominees must work in either Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, or Berkshire county and organization nominees must have offices in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin or Berkshire county (may be for-profit or not-for-profit).
  • Nominations may be self-nominated or nominated by another person.
  • Nominees cannot be a member of the judges’ panel or member of the judges’ immediate family.
  • Nominations for the class of 2022are due by July 30 at 5 p.m.(Eastern Standard Time).

Check out our Healthcare Heroes event page for details about the 2022 Healthcare Heroes Gala on October 27

If using mobile device to submit nomination, please make sure your phone is in Portrait view mode.

Submitting multiple duplicate nominations does not enhance your chances of winning.

Healthcare Heroes 2021 Nomination Form


  • Nominated By:

  • Please provide 400-500-words explaining why the group or individual stands out as an inspirational healthcare hero.
  • Accepted file types: avi, flv, wmv, mov, mp4, Max. file size: 16 MB.
    You may choose to provide a video nomination along, or in replace of, your essay. Please upload your video here. Videos may not exceed 2 minutes in length or 2MB in size. If you are unable to upload your video via this nomination form. Please send your video file, via dropbox, to Accepted file types: avi, flv, wmv, mov, mp4
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, doc, docx, tif, Max. file size: 16 MB, Max. files: 10.
      Supporting documents such as resumes, press articles, awards, and commendations may be uploaded with nomination form here.

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