Boston Medical Center gets its largest gift ever, $25m to fight opioid crisis

Boston, MA- March 03, 2017: Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA on March 04, 2017. (On Monday, Boston Medical Center will announce the receipt of a $25m donation, the largest in its history. The money, from billionaire investor John Grayken and his wife, Eilene, will be used for programs to fight drug addiction. We are looking for a good exterior photo of the hospital. The donation won't be officially announced until Monday but Globe has an exclusive for Monday's paper. ) (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: Lifestyle reporter: arnett
The Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, funded by the billionaire investor, will open at Boston Medical Center. –Craig F. Walker / Boston Globe

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.

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