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NEBH Becomes the Arthritis Foundation’s Presenting Sponsor for the Boston Walk to Cure Arthritis

The New England Region of the Arthritis Foundation is proud to announce New England Baptist Hospital as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2014 Boston Walk to Cure Arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation has appointed the Corporate Chair position to Trish Hannon, the hospital’s CEO and President. By joining forces, the New England Baptist Hospital is helping the Arthritis Foundation towards their mission of improving lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. 

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), with six locations including Boston, Dedham and Cape Cod, Massachusetts is a national leader in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, helping those people with arthritis that the Arthritis Foundation advocates for every day. They have specialists offering both surgical and non-surgical care in all areas of orthopedics, including joint replacement, sports medicine, and spine health. NEBH will spearhead the fundraising efforts and help to raise awareness that arthritis is the leading cause of disability.

As corporate chair, Trish Hannon has committed to be a leader in the fundraising efforts of the Walk to Cure Arthritis. NEBH has made a commitment to raise $75,000 for the Boston Walk to Cure Arthritis by September. The hospital will have several fundraising events to raise awareness about the seriousness of arthritis and raise funds that can directly impact the quality of life for those living with arthritis.   

“The Arthritis Foundation and New England Baptist Hospital both share the goal of improving the lives of people suffering from the nation’s leading cause of disability,” says Stephen Evangelista, the CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, New England Region. “We are grateful to have the support of the hospital, as they see the need for improvement in their patients so regularly. With support from New England Baptist Hospital, we will work together to achieve our vision; a world free of arthritis pain.”

Click here to learn more and register for the Boston Walk to Cure Arthritis held on Sunday, September 14, or contact Robin Maxcy at (617) 762-2124. Learn more about the fight to cure arthritis. 

About the Arthritis Foundation

Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation ( is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.

About the 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.

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