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Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker issued a special citation recognizing Patrick J. Kennedy, recipient of the 2015 McLean Award. Kennedy received the award, the hospital’s highest honor, for the profound impact he has had on mental health issues as they relate to the well-being of the American people.
The proclamation was presented at the McLean Hospital Annual Dinner on October 23 at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston. Delivered by Mary Lou Sudders, Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and former Massachusetts Commissioner of Mental Health, it reads:
On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I am pleased to confer upon you this governor’s citation in recognition of receiving the McLean Award. Your tireless advocacy, push for legislation, and contribution to organizations focused on advancing brain research has helped further the public’s understanding of psychiatric illnesses and mental health issues.