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Thompson Health announced today that it has received leadership pledges totaling $250,000 from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust and its President/CEO George W. Hamlin, IV and his wife Mary Hamlin.  The gifts will be used toward F.F. Thompson Hospital’s expansion and renovation initiative, Project Excel.


Project Excel will update and modernize the Hospital’s six operating rooms, endoscopy suites, nutritional services area, clinical laboratory and other support departments.  The project will cost $43.5 million and is expected to break ground later this summer. 


Thompson Health has committed to raise $14 million through community fundraising, and will fund the balance through long-term bonds.  Already more than $12.5 million has been raised toward the $14 million goal.


“We are very grateful for this wonderful statement of support from Canandaigua National Bank and George & Mary Hamlin,” said Linda M. Farchione, President/CEO of Thompson Health.  “Mr. Hamlin has been a key member of our Board of Trustees for over 20 years, and Canandaigua National has been a partner in the growth of Thompson Health since the Hospital was founded in 1904.”


In recognition of this gift, Thompson Health will name the Associate Services Suite for Canandaigua National Bank & Trust and George and Mary Hamlin, Farchione stated.

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