For more than 100 years, Winchester Hospital has provided exceptional, patient-centered care to new parents and babies. Combining clinical expertise and personalized support, the labor and delivery team ensures that all families receive high-quality care. In recognition of this commitment to excellence, the hospital has received a gift of $2.5 million from Cummings Foundation to support the renovation of the Labor and Delivery unit. Cummings Foundation is a Woburn-based charitable entity founded by Bill and Joyce Cummings.

“As local residents, we deeply value Winchester Hospital and recognize its critical role in our community,” says Bill Cummings, founder of Cummings Properties, a real estate development firm that manages a portfolio of commercial sites located north and west of Boston. The gift was made in honor of longtime Winchester physician Peter Rotolo, MD, former Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Adds Joyce Cummings: “We are certainly not alone in supporting this vital institution, and we are impressed with the donor base the hospital has built and inspired through its commitment to delivering high-quality care with compassion.”

In recognition of this gift, the unit has been named the Dr. Peter Rotolo Labor and Delivery Unit. The late Rotolo was a highly respected and accomplished obstetrician–gynecologist who practiced at the hospital for 40 years, and as a hospital Trustee for 14 years. Rotolo touched countless lives before retiring in 2016. Known for his expertise and dedication, Rotolo leaves a lasting legacy that will benefit young families and the broader medical community for generations to come. During a naming ceremony held just weeks before his passing, Rotolo said, “I am honored by this gesture and thankful to Cummings Foundation. It has been my privilege to welcome thousands of babies at Winchester Hospital.”

Winchester Hospital delivers more than 2,600 babies each year and offers a full range of prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum services. A 16-bed, Level IIB special care nursery provides advanced medical care for high-risk babies. “Ensuring access to advanced labor and delivery care close to home not only benefits families, but also contributes to the overall health and well-being of all those who live in and around Winchester, including many of our friends, neighbors, and employees,” says Winchester resident Dennis Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Cummings Properties and a trustee of Cummings Foundation.

Founded in 1986, Cummings Foundation has proudly supported Winchester Hospital for many years, contributing to the Healthcare Heroes Fund to support frontline caregivers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2011, Bill and Joyce Cummings also became the first Massachusetts residents to sign The Giving Pledge. “We are thrilled that Cummings Foundation chose to honor Dr. Rotolo through the naming of this unit,” says Al Campbell, RN, president of Winchester Hospital. “Dr. Rotolo will always be known for his professionalism, compassion, and leadership in the Winchester community.”


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