Charlestown Resident Attends MGH’s 200th Anniversary Gala

September 29, 2011
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PICTURED (l to r) Charlestown resident Ann Prestipino, (MGH Senior VP); Patty Ribakoff (MGH Trustee, of Boston) & Nancy Adams (of Newton)

To celebrate the 200th anni­versary of its founding, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hosted its Bicentennial Gala on Friday, September 16, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Hosted by MGH President Peter Slavin, MD, for over 1200 guests, the evening featured a surprise video clip from President Obama and performances by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Steinway con­cert pianist and MGH surgeon Claudius Conrad, MD, and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Special guests includ­ed former US Secretary of State The Hon. Henry Kissinger and his wife Nancy, and Jianguang Xu, MD, from the Shanghai Municipal Health Bureau in China.