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News and Patient Stories

Philanthropy news, patient stories and more about inspiring members of the McLean community. Please visit our Publications page to view issues of Horizons, a publication of McLean's Development department.

2015 McLean Award

Patrick J. Kennedy
Patrick J. Kennedy

Long-time politician and mental health advocate, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy became the eighth recipient of the prestigious McLean Award on October 23, 2015. This annual award is presented to individuals who have furthered the public’s understanding of psychiatric illness and mental health. Mr. Kennedy has made this cause a lifelong mission.

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McLean Announces $100 Million Campaign

Campaign for McLean Hospital

On October 23 at its 2015 Annual Dinner, McLean publicly launched the $100 million Campaign for McLean Hospital. The largest and most ambitious in its history, this campaign is a comprehensive effort that will advance McLean’s mission to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by psychiatric illness.

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“McLean Saved My Life.”


Though Jessica still faces the challenges of living with schizoaffective disorder, treatment and the right medication has helped to stabilize her. Jessica credits McLean, particularly the hospital's clinical staff, with this remarkable turn in her life.

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Advancing Research

Patricia and James Poitras
Patricia and James Poitras

For longtime donors and McLean National Council members Pat and Jim Poitras, supporting new discoveries in psychiatry has been a common theme in their philanthropy. Their most recent gift to McLean, and largest at $4 million, established the James and Patricia Poitras Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital.

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McLean Award

McLean Award

The McLean Award is given annually to those who have raised public awareness about mental health. This year, McLean honored Patrick Kennedy.

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Planned Giving

John McLean Society

The John McLean Society recognizes the grateful patients, inspired family members and friends who have included McLean Hospital in their estate plans.

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