MHA President & CEO Lynn Nicholas, FACHE, will be presented with the Arthritis Foundation’s lifetime achievement award at the foundation’s “Commitment to Cure” reception on Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. The foundation said the award recognizes “Lynn’s decade of service to Massachusetts in addition to her many other accomplishments in healthcare leadership.” More than 1.2 million Massachusetts residents are afflicted with arthritis.
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The Arthritis Foundation will also present two practicing physicians with the Dr. Marion Ropes Award for excellence in arthritis care. The Ropes Award recipients are: George Tsokos, M.D., chief, Division of Rheumatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and John E. Ready, M.D., chief, Orthopedic Oncology Service, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.