From Jeffrey L. Ecker, MD

One way to appreciate something is to imagine life without it. Without the Vincent Memorial Hospital endowment, the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital would lack many resources that help us advance women’s healthcare. Today, federal research grants are increasingly tight, so having the funds to sustain productive science is more important than ever.

The Vincent endowment allows us to offer four of the nation’s strongest OB/GYN fellowships programs, in which young physician-scientists explore novel ideas and hypotheses. It also provides key funding to the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology (VCRB), where laboratory discoveries serve as the springboard for promising new clinical treatments. Among recent findings are the cellular signals exploited by an aggressive form of endometrial cancer, leading to clinical studies of a new drug to block these signals. VCRB scientists also are exploring molecular factors that cause preterm labor and how microbes in the reproductive tract influence immunity and inflammation.

Your ongoing support of the Vincent Memorial endowment makes all this can happen. I thank you for your commitment and dedication.

Jeffrey L. Ecker, MD

Chief, Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School


From the VMH Board of Trustees

Welcome to the Vincent Memorial Hospital!  Through this website, we invite you to learn more about of our distinctive heritage and our longstanding relationship with the Massachusetts General Hospital.

For more than a century, from its beginnings as a free-standing hospital for women in Boston’s West End, to the present day as a charitable corporation whose sole purpose is the support of Mass General’s Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Vincent Memorial Hospital has stood for compassion and the courage to embrace innovation.

On behalf of the entire Vincent family, we thank you for your interest in the Vincent Memorial Hospital.

David E. Walker, Chair, VMH Board of Trustees
Catherine S. Austin, President, VMH Board of Trustees
Vincent Memorial Hospital