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New England Baptist Hospital to Host 2014 Gala, THE POWER OF MOTION

Sponsored by Citizens Bank, Will Honor Those Who Further the Baptist’s Work in Orthopedics

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) will hold its 2014 Gala, THE POWER OF MOTION, on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston. The event is presented by underwriting sponsor Citizens Bank, and will celebrate the physicians, caregivers, and partners who make it possible for NEBH to carry out its mission to promote wellness, restore function, lessen disability, alleviate pain, and advance knowledge in musculoskeletal disease and related disorders.

With a special focus on arthritis, a diagnosis faced by more than 50 million Americans—one of every five adults—according to the Arthritis Foundation, the Gala will highlight the Baptist’s work to maintain and improve motion for patients with the disease. Richard D. Scott, MD will be honored as the 2014 Legendary Leader for the superb patient care and clinical expertise he provides to his patients at NEBH. Deborah Norville, award-winning broadcast journalist, author, and television personality, will serve as emcee and keynote speaker for the evening. Ms. Norville has family experience with rheumatoid arthritis and speaks publicly on the subject.

Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens, Massachusetts, and a New England Baptist Board member, is chair of the event.

“We are proud to support New England Baptist Hospital because we know that every bit of help we give will truly make a difference in the lives of the patients, families, and communities they serve,” said Mr. Sargent. “New England Baptist Hospital’s emphasis on respect, ownership, superior service, and excellence makes an enormous difference in the well-being of our community and aligns with our credo: Customers, Colleagues, Community.”

Funds raised through the Gala will allow NEBH to make progress toward its goals to build a vibrant clinical research enterprise aimed at advancing musculoskeletal treatment and improving outcomes; initiate comprehensive facility upgrades to prepare for the future; bolster the hospital’s endowment to support talented physicians; strengthen an institutional commitment to nursing excellence; and drive innovation in both medical education and patient care.

“NEBH has a long tradition of providing world-class musculoskeletal and orthopedic care. It is the generosity of donors, grateful patients, and friends that will continue to strengthen this institution long into the future,” said Trish Hannon, President and CEO of New England Baptist Hospital. “We are truly grateful to organizations like Citizens Bank that support our mission and understand the significant impact our work has on the lives of so many.”

Tickets to the POWER OF MOTION Gala can be purchased by contacting the NEBH Office of Philanthropy at 617-754-6880. More information including sponsorship opportunities can be found online at www.nebh.org/gala.

About New England Baptist Hospital – New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has received national recognition, consistently ranked as one of America’s top hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report. NEBH has also been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. The hospital has ranked in the 95th percentile and received the prestigious national Press Ganey Summit Award for high patient satisfaction for the past six years. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School. NEBH is the official hospital of the Boston Celtics.

About Citizens Bank – Citizens Bank is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating its seven-state branch network in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has 252 branches and 749 ATMs in Massachusetts. RBS Citizens, N.A., is a subsidiary of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc, a $120 billion commercial bank holding company. It is headquartered in Providence, R.I., and through its subsidiaries has approximately 1,400 branches, over 3,500 ATMs and more than 18,000 colleagues. It operates a branch network in 12 states and has non-branch retail and commercial offices in more than 30 states. Its two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A., and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont; and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. RBSCFG is owned by RBS (the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). RBSCFG’s website iscitizensbank.com.

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