Daring Origins: Sarah Bagley, MD

Cadillac and Boston Medical Center are partnering to make a difference in the lives of those struggling with addiction. Cadillac, a leader in the luxury automobile industry, recently donated funds to support addiction medicine at BMC, which will help provide critical funding to programs and services patients so desperately need.

“We could not be more excited to support BMC’s pioneering work in addiction medicine and collaborate for a healthier community,” notes Michael Westhoff, regional marketing manager for Cadillac. “We were drawn to the way BMC develops and tailors its programs to meet the unique needs of every patient. BMC embraces every challenge presented by the opioid epidemic and works tirelessly to find effective solutions. They do this because they know that on the receiving end is a person whose life is spared from the devastating effects of addiction. It’s powerful work and we’re proud to be a part of it.”

Cadillac is also recognizing the transformative work of BMC’s addiction medicine providers, through its “Dare Greatly” initiative. Cadillac recognizes people who are transforming the world around them, and selected Sarah Bagley, MD, founder and director of the CATALYST Clinic, as someone who “dares greatly.” Noticing a gap in treatment options for adolescents and young adults struggling with substance use disorders, Bagley knew something needed to change and BMC was the place for it. “Every week, I meet patients in my adult clinic who started to use substances in early adolescence,” notes Bagley. “…I always leave those encounters wondering what we could have done differently when they first started using.” As a result, Bagley created the groundbreaking CATALYST Clinic in 2016, which offers developmentally-appropriate care to patients up to age 25 years old and their families, with the goal of preventing long-term addiction and restoring bright futures.