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Our community is experiencing more challenges and hurdles to overcome, and our healthcare provides are at the epicenter of all of the changes.

This year’s Healthcare Heroes are redefining medicine in our region. Now more than ever, we are honored to recognize their work.

We feel it’s important to honor these amazing individuals, while maintaining the health and wellness of our entire community, so this year’s reception was virtual.

Watch the full video below!

Congratulations to our 2020 Healthcare Heroes!


Dr. Shafinaz Akhter
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Chester County Hospital (Penn Medicine). 

Jordan Burnham
Director of Student Engagement, Minding Your Mind. 

Kevin Carr
Paramedic, Southern Chester County EMS. 

Dr. Christina Clay
Hematology and Oncology High School Symposium Director, Crozer-Keystone Health System. 

Michael Criscuolo
Executive Director of Development, Bryn Mawr Hospital (Main Line Health). 

Dr. David Danish
Psychiatrist, Philadelphia Integrative Psychiatry.

Catherine Domanska Elliot
Women’s Health Medical Director, La Comunidad Hispana. 

Luke English
Clinical Director, Recovery Centers of America at Devon. 

Leslie Forest
Nurse Educator, Chester County Intermediate Unit.

Candace Gantt
Founder, Mind Your Brain Foundation. 

April Gasbarro
Stroke Coordinator, Brandywine Hospital (Tower Health).

Dr. Bernadette Logan
Dentist, Bernadette Logan, DDS. 

Courtney McDade
Director of Public Affairs Programs, Independence Blue Cross. 

Dr. Nirav Mehta
Physician, Paoli Hospital (Main Line Health). 

Arianne Missimer
Founder, The Movement Program. 

Sgt. John Newell
Newtown Township Police Department.

Holly O’Connell
Founder, A Path to Hope. 

Dr. Thomas Oliver
Physician, Lankenau Medical Center (Main Line Health). 

Dr. Atom Sarkar
Physician, Global Neurosciences Institute (Crozer-Keystone Health System).

Lt. Michael Savitski
Newtown Township Police Department.

Maryanne Snyder

Nurse Navigator, Community Care Program (Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Fitzgerald Campus). 

Dr. John Sprandio
Physician, Delaware County Memorial Hospital (Crozer-Keystone Health System).

Susan Vallerini
Nurse, Myers, Squire & Limpert (Gateway Medical Associates).

Christine Webster
Certified Recovery Specialist, PEARL (Crozer-Keystone Health System). 

Dr. Eric Zabat
Physician, Premier Orthopaedics. 

Attend the 2020 Healthcare Heroes Event

Join Main Line Today as we honor our 2020 Healthcare Heroes on Aug 25th.

Hear from Melissa Jacobs, Senior Editor of Main Line Today as she introduces these incredible people. Marie Edwards, Associate Publisher of Main Line Today will discuss our sponsors. Join us for an inspiring evening supporting these Heroes!

Thank you to our sponsors! 

Pinnacle ENT

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Penn Medicine

Main Line Health

Main Line Today is proud to support our 2020 event beneficiary, Hosts for Hospitals.

HOSTS for HOSPITALS is a unique nonprofit agency founded in 2000 which provides deeply discounted lodging and support at volunteer Host-homes as a caring response to the housing needs of the ever-growing number of patients and their families who come to Greater Philadelphia for specialized medical care. We seek to partner with individuals, business and community groups so Host-homes may be available suitable to meeting each patient-family’s specific lodging needs.’
(O) 484-380-2999 / lodging@hostsforhospitals.org / www.hostsforhospitals.org

Thank you to our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Event Sponsors!