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In 1904, local philanthropist Mark Clark Thompson founded F.F. Thompson Hospital to bring excellence health care to this community. Thompson’s mission remains the same today – more than 100 years later – to continuously improve the health of the residents and communities of the Finger Lakes and surrounding region. This is our mission, our legacy and the guiding force that shapes our future.

For you, the reward is the high quality, exceptional care you receive. Recognized for its high standard of care, UR Medicine Thompson Health has been awarded numerous recognitions and certifications. Some of those are listed below.


National Quality Designations
MAGNET
Magnet®-Designation – F.F. Thompson Hospital
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. It is the highest level of recognition the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) affords to organized nursing services in the national and international health care communities.
Joint Commission Hip
Certificate of Distinction in Management of Joint Replacement – Hip
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission evaluates compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with specific requirements related to hip replacements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also are assessed. The Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:
  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
The Joint Commission
Certificate of Distinction in Management of Joint Replacement – Knee
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission evaluates compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with specific requirements related to knee replacements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also are assessed. The Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:
  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
The Joint Commission
Advanced Perinatal Certification
The Joint Commission
Perinatal Care Certification focuses on achieving integrated, coordinated, patient-centered care for clinically uncomplicated pregnancies and births. The certification program uses standards, guidelines, and The Joint Commission’s perinatal care core performance measures for managing and monitoring aspects of perinatal care that are critical to improving and maintaining the health of newborns and their mothers.
The Joint Commission
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission evaluates compliance with national disease-specific care standards and orthopedic-specific requirements, clinical practice guidelines and performance measures.
The Joint Commission
Advanced Certification for COPD
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission’s COPD certification program was developed through a partnership with the American Lung Association and recognizes organizations making exceptional efforts to meet the specialized needs of COPD patients and ensure better outcomes for them.
Hernia Surgery Center of Excellence
Hernia Surgery Center of Excellence
Surgical Review Corporation (SRC)
SRC administers Center of Excellence (COE) programs throughout the world recognizing surgeons and healthcare facilities that provide safe, high-quality surgical care. These programs were developed with professional surgical societies, medical associations or key opinion leaders from their specialties. The COE program promotes universal care quality.

Robotic Seal of Excellence

Robotic Surgery Center of Excellence
Surgical Review Corporation (SRC)
SRC administers Center of Excellence (COE) programs throughout the world recognizing surgeons and healthcare facilities that provide safe, high-quality surgical care. These programs were developed with professional surgical societies, medical associations or key opinion leaders from their specialties. The COE program promotes universal care quality.
Additional Quality Recognitions/Certifications/Awards
Patient Centered Medical Home
 
Patient-Center Medical Home

The following F.F. Thompson Hospital’s primary care practices are certified Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes, or PCMH: Canandaigua Family Practice, Farmington Family Medicine, Finger Lakes Family Care, Honeoye Family Practice, Lima Family Practice, Macedon Family Pactice, Midlakes Medical Care, Shortsville Family Practice, Victor Family Practice. Canandaigua Medical Group Internal Medicine and Pediatrics are going through the process for certification.
NCQA

The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams. Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience, and increase staff satisfaction—while reducing health care costs. Practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.  
Get With the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus for Stroke 
Get With the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus for Stroke
American Heart/American Stroke Association
 
  The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes F.F. Thompson Hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance on at least 5 of the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes. 
Designated Stroke Center New York State Department of Health
Designated Stroke Center
New York State Department of Health (DOH)     
The New York State DOH has developed criteria for hospitals to be named a New York State designated primary stroke center. Thompson Hospital has met stringent requirements including:
  • The establishment of a qualified acute stroke team available to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week 
  • Round-the-clock capacity to perform CT scans with qualified physician interpretations 
  • Round-the-clock laboratory services 
  • A protocol where patients are seen by a physician within 15 minutes of arriving in the emergency room, have imaging within 25 minutes of arrival, and interpretation within 45 minutes of arrival 
  • The ability to provide neurosurgical procedures and evaluation quickly if deemed necessary 
  • A unit setting designated for the care of stroke patients beyond the acute treatment period 
  • An experienced staff that undergoes regular continuing medical education 
  • A quality assurance committee that meets regularly 
  • Progress reports about specific benchmarks, quality improvement goals that are incorporated into the hospital's quality assurance process
BlueDistinction Center+ for Maternity Care
BlueDistinction Center+ for Maternity Care
Excellus BlueCross/BlueShield
Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. The Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care program evaluates hospitals on access and quality measures for vaginal and cesarean delivery. To receive a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care designation, a hospital must also demonstrate cost-efficiency.
 
LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader Healthcare Equality Index 
LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader
Healthcare Equality Index (HEI)
UR Medicine’s F.F. Thompson Hospital is recognized as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation