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CANANDAIGUA – Thompson Health associates, donors and board members will gather with family and friends of the late James W. Doran Friday for a dedication in his memory.

With speakers including New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio and State Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb, the 10:30 a.m. dedication ceremony will involve the unveiling of James W. Doran Drive – the newly-renamed entrance to the hospital campus from Parrish Street.

Doran, who passed away in January, retired from Thompson Health in 2006 after 35 years of service as a board member and associate. He wore many “hats” over the years, including chairman of the board for F.F. Thompson Hospital, president and CEO of FFTH Properties, leader of the Thompson Foundation and chief financial officer of the health system.

“Jim’s dedication and drive were instrumental in Thompson Health’s growth; he oversaw expansion of the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, the creation of Ferris Hills at West Lake, construction of the Sands Cancer Center/physicians’ office building, and expansion of the Hawks Emergency Department and Polisseni Family Diagnostic Imaging Center. As a health system, we are truly indebted to him and we welcome the opportunity to celebrate his contributions with something that will become a daily reminder of his legacy,” said Thompson Health President/CEO Michael F. Stapleton, Jr.

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