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Trish Hannon, President and CEO of NEBH Appointed to National Arthritis Foundation Board of Directors

New England, November 8th- The Arthritis Foundation is proud to announce that Trish Hannon, RN, MBA, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of New England Baptist Hospital has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Arthritis Foundation.

Steve Evangelista, CEO of the Arthritis Foundation New England Region states, “We are very excited to have Trish join our national board.  She brings great experience, knowledge and a drive for success that will work well with our leadership culture.” Trish will be joining a 26 member Board of Directors that includes Dan McGowan. Mr. McGowan is currently Chairman of the Board of Hygea Health Holdings, LLC, a comprehensive Medical Services Organization headquartered in Miami, Florida.

“I am thrilled to be joining the National Board of the Arthritis Foundation, and to be a part of their exciting work for a cure," said Trish.

Trish Hannon became the tenth President and Chief Executive Officer of New England Baptist Hospital in November, 2009.  Trish has more than thirty years of experience in health care administration in clinical operations and strategic roles.  Since Trish has taken the reins of the 120-year-old hospital on Mission Hill, the New England Baptist Hospital has refocused its mission as a specialty hospital serving patients throughout New England for musculoskeletal diseases and related disorders.  Recognized as a top hospital for orthopedics byUS News & World Report, the Baptist has also achieved top performance in clinical quality reported by Premier and Healthgrades. The Baptist recently was honored with the Press Ganey National Summit Award for best performance in patient satisfaction, for the sixth consecutive year.

The Arthritis Foundation of New England is grateful to Trish for her commitment to the Arthritis Foundation and her commitment to advancing knowledge in the field of musculoskeletal health for the more than fifty million Americans with Doctor diagnosed Arthritis.

Arthritis affects 1.32 million, or 1 in 5, adults and 5,900 children in Massachusetts.  The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to prevent, control and cure the over 100 types of arthritis and related diseases. For more information please call 617-219-8228 or mfarmer@arthritis.org.

About the Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation(www.arthritis.org) is the leading health organization addressing the needs of the 50 million adults and 300,000 children living with arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. The Foundation helps individuals take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; supporting research; and conducting programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

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