Boston Health Care for Homeless Gala

May 9, 2013
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Charlestown resident and BHCHP founder and president, Dr. Jim O’Connell, center, poses with gala honorees John Henry and Larry Lucchino of the Red Sox.

Charlestown resident and BHCHP founder and president, Dr. Jim O’Connell, center, poses with gala honorees John Henry and Larry Lucchino of the Red Sox.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) recently honored Cary W. Akins, MD, a renowned cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and clinical professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, with its Dr. Jim O’Connell Award. Dr. Akins  was recognized for his role as a champion of the organization.

BHCHP also honored the leadership of the Red Sox — John H. Henry, principal owner, Thomas C. Werner, chairman, and Larry Lucchino, president/CEO —with its Tim Russert Award for their personal generosity and for the partnership that has developed between the Red Sox organization and BHCHP. Journalists Maureen Orth, Russert’s widow, and Mike Barnicle presented the award to the Red Sox. The ceremony took place at BHCHP’s Medicine That Matters Gala, Monday, April 29 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.