Health care entrepreneur Jack Shields gives $5 million to BC High for new innovation center – The Boston Globe

The school’s statement of the present happens a year after Shields sold substantial stakes in Stoughton-based Shields Health Solutions– a pharmacy services supplier for hospitals that Shields established and leads as its chairman– to Walgreens and a private equity company for nearly $900 million. The Shields family’s imaging center service is run as a different company called Shields Health Care Group.The new Shields center will assist connect BC High trainees to companies and executives in Boston’s innovation ecosystem. It likewise intends to bring together innovators in BC High’s significant alumni base, and inform curriculum development at the school. There will be an unspecified physical area devoted to the center, and a director has been worked with to oversee it. “Mentor development is important, and the earlier the much better, specifically … in the city of Boston,”Shields stated.”It’s my objective at BC High that the center will develop a curriculum around entrepreneurship so students get exposure to it. “Grace Cotter Regan, the school’s president, has actually been pals with Shields because they remained in high school, maturing south of Boston. Shields has actually been talking with Regan for the previous year approximately about the finest way he could return to the

school that gave him so much.”When I appeared at their doorstep, I was a directionless kid,” said Shields, who graduated from the school in 1979.”BC High altered my life.”Regan stated the discussions with Shields helped reveal some gaps in the curriculum. She stated she hopes the brand-new Shields

Innovation Center can help fill them. She stated the school has actually already started talking with local universities that have entrepreneurship programs about linking them with the brand-new center.The Shields Innovation Center will be just the latestcenter of excellence developed at the school. Regan said the Shields center’s work will connect with the others, which consist of ones that focus on management and on global education.”We’ve talked a lot about how we utilize this gift to give trainees the experience they should have,”Regan stated.”I see this as a three- to five-year rollout

of what we wish to do.”Jon Chesto can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @jonchesto.