Healthcare Heroes 2021 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 2021 are due July 16, 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 2021.
The judging process will commence July 2021 and be completed by end of July 2021. 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, 2021 and must be received no later July 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Notification and Recognition
BusinessWest plans to notify the winners of the “Healthcare Heroes” Awards by August, 2021 and will be profiled in the September 1 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.
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.