Healthcare Heroes

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On Thursday, May 9, 2024, Westchester Magazine is hosting the 11th Annual Healthcare Heroes Awards at Mulino’s at Lake Isle in Eastchester. In 2023, we celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who tirelessly dedicated themselves to improving the quality of life around the county – and in some cases, around the world. Now, we are looking for a fresh crop of 914 heroes who are genuine stars from the healthcare frontlines.

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2023 Honorees

Ellen Bloom, MPH

Director of Community Affairs
NYP Westchester, NYP Westchester Behavioral Health Center & NYP Hudson Valley Hospital

Dr. Caroline DeFilippo

Medical Director for Adult Primary Care and Population Health

Dr. Mill Etienne, MPH, FAAN, FAES

Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
New York Medical College

Dr. Claudia Felberg

Medical Director and Internal and Pulmonary Medicine Physician
Scarsdale Medical Group
Section Chief, Pulmonology
White Plains Hospital
Vice President, Medical Staff
White Plain Hospital

Guy Fessenden

Executive Director

Sharon Herl

Elizabeth Seton Children’s School

Kimrita Louise Hill

Certified Peer Specialist/Supervisor

Dr. Sandra Kesh

Summit/Westmed, Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine

Dr. Marshal Peris

Chief of Spine Surgery
Northern Westchester Hospital

Jolie Sutter, LCSW-R

Social Worker
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Cancer Center

Healthcare Heroes 2023
Editors’ Humanitarian Award

Dr. Manoj Abraham

Associate Director of Otolaryngology
MidHudson Regional Hospital
Founding Partner
Facial, Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery in Poughkeepsie
New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society and the Dutchess County Medical Society
Westchester Magazine Healthcare Hero, 2014

Dr. Augustine Moscatello

Director, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Westchester Medical Center
Professor & Chair Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
New York Medical College

Healthcare Heroes 2023 Editors’ Awards for Transformative Leadership

Dr. Robert E. Michler

Surgeon in Chief
Montefiore Health System
Chairman of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery & Department of Surgery


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Do you know someone who has really risen to the occasion, someone who makes a profound difference in lives of others by being an exemplar of both dedication and self-sacrifice in pursuit of health and well-being in Westchester County? If you do, here is a chance to make sure they get the recognition and thanks they so richly deserve. At the 11th Annual Healthcare Heroes Awards, we will celebrate these amazing individuals, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to heal and relieve the suffering of others.

Westchester Magazine is seeking Healthcare Heroes nominations for individuals in all healthcare settings and beyond. This includes hospitals, clinics, home healthcare and hospice care, schools, health departments, long-term care, municipal employees, first responders, frontline workers, emergency services, private medical practices, philanthropists, administrators, businesspeople, volunteers, and basically anyone, in any industry, whose work directly benefits or helps ensure, improve, or restore the quality of health for residents of the county.

Our panel of expert judges, in concert with our in-house editorial committee, will assess each nominee before voting for those they deem the most deserving. After the finalists have been determined, these Healthcare Heroes will be profiled in our May 2024 issue and celebrated at a special awards luncheon in their honor.

Editor’s Note: Healthcare Heroes is not a popularity contest, so the number of nominations a candidate receives does not improve his/her chances of reaching the winners’ circle. The quality of a nomination is the sole criterion used to determine who will advance in the competition, especially when the nomination is both detailed and fact-rich (or what we call “measurables”). Nominations that may be heartfelt but lack substance usually do not make it to the final round.


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