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Heartfelt praise for heart surgeon

From left: Jack Welch, Mike Barnicle, and Dr. Cary Akins.

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From left: Jack Welch, Mike Barnicle, and Dr. Cary Akins.

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Heart surgeon Dr. Cary Akins was honored at Boston Health Care for the Homeless’s “Medicine That Matters” gala at the Sheraton. And two of Akins’s star patients — former General Electric CEO Jack Welch and
MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle — were there to applaud him. (Akins, who teaches at Harvard Medical School, opened up Welch in 1995 and Barnicle in 1998.) Also honored for their work in the community were the Red Sox, represented at the event by team brass John Henry and Larry Lucchino, joined by their spouses Linda Pizzuti Henry and Stacey Lucchino. Also there were former Sox pitcher
Dennis Eckersley, Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth, legal eagle Bob Popeo, and Hill Holliday’s Karen Kaplan. . . .
Kevin Spacey had dinner at Sonsie with friends the other night.

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