$25m gift to BMC will help launch opioid center

$25m gift to BMC will help launch opioid center

Boston Medical Center has received a $25 million gift, the largest in its history, and plans to use the money to fight what it calls the “heartbreaking” public health crisis caused by drug addiction and the opioid epidemic.

The donation to BMC, which serves more low-income patients than any other medical facility in New England, will create the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, named after billionaire investor and South Shore native John Grayken and his wife, Eilene.

In disclosing their gift, the couple said they usually do charitable giving anonymously, but are going public to destigmatize addiction and encourage others to follow their lead.

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