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the sentiment be-

hind “There’s no place like home” rings

true, even when it comes to a hospital


This is especially the case as we enter

the winter months. It’s why Thompson

Hospital is working with emergency

medical service personnel and physi-

cians to ensure they—and community

members—are aware of the full spec-

trum of services available to inpatients

at Thompson.

“Since our health system first affili-

ated with UR Medicine in 2012, we have

experienced tremendous growth, and

this includes a number of services previ-

ously unavailable—or available only on

a limited basis—to the inpatients in our

hospital in Canandaigua,” says President/

CEO Michael F. Stapleton Jr., FACHE.


Among the many services added or

enhanced over the past few years are

on-call coverage from these specialties:

• Cardiology

• Critical Care/Pulmonology

• Ear, nose and throat

• Gastroenterology

• General surgery

• Infectious Disease

• Interventional Radiology

• Nephrology (with inpatient dialysis


• Neurology and Neurosurgery

• Obstetrics/Gynecology

• Oncology

• Ophthalmology

• Orthopaedics

• Podiatry

• Urology

• Vascular services

In addition, on-site palliative care

consults are provided (see page 9 of this

issue of

Partners in Health and Wellness

for details), and Thompson also now

offers a wound care treatment team that

includes a board-certified surgeon, a

wound care-certified nurse and a physi-

cal therapist certified in wound care.


Aside from the growth experienced

since the affiliation and the subsequent

variety of specialties, Thompson offers an

advanced level of nursing care.

The hospital first achieved Magnet


designation from the American Nurses

Credentialing Center in 2004, with its

most recent redesignation in 2015. Vice

President of Patient Care Services/Chief

Nursing Officer Hazel Robertshaw says

Magnet is considered the gold standard

in nursing care.

In addition, the hospital’s staff has for

many years included a nurse who is certi-

fied as a sexual assault nurse examiner.

The hospital also has been a NICHE

(Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem

Elders) Designated Hospital since 2011,

offering exemplary care to older adults.

“In many cases, we can offer the same

level of care you can get in Rochester,”

Stapleton says. “In addition, we continue

to evaluate all services so we can bring

even more to our community in the


Complete health care, from

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close tohome

Thompson Health’s becoming part of UR

Medicine has led to increased services

and additional specialists, many of whom

split their time between Rochester and