Thompson Health

Our Mission: To continuously improve the health of the residents and communities of the Finger Lakes and the surrounding region.

Michael F. Stapleton, Jr., FACHE - President/CEO
Kurt M. Koczent RN, BSN, MHSA, FACHE  - Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Mark Prunoske - Sr. Vice President of Finance/CFO
David E. Baum, MD, JD - Sr. Vice President of Medical Services

Thompson Health
350 Parrish Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 396-6000

UR Medicine Thompson Health is widely recognized as a provider of high-quality medical care.  We are an award-winning, non-profit healthcare system that began as a small community hospital more than 100 years ago. Today we are the premier healthcare provider for more than 215,000 people in upstate New York’s greater Finger Lakes area. We have more than 450 practitioners, over 1,600 associates and 200 community volunteers, offering a full range of healthcare services.

With locations in Ontario, Monroe, Livingston and Wayne counties, our health system includes:

  • The 113-bed F.F. Thompson Hospital
  • Independent senior apartments and enriched living residences at Ferris Hills
    at West Lake
  • 24-hour skilled nursing care at the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center
  • Primary care services at twelve Thompson medical practices in the Finger Lakes area
  • OB/Gyn care services at four Thompson practices in the Finger Lakes area
  • Specialty care services at three Thompson practices
  • Family health and wellness services, with educational programs and support groups to promote healthy lifestyles
  • Cancer care at the Sands Cancer Center, part of UR Medicine's Wilmot Cancer Institute
  • A full range of rehabilitative services
  • Two lab draw stations
  • Three urgent care centers


Thompson Health was named one of Becker Hospital Review's "150 Top Places To Work in Healthcare" in 2023, 2022, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015. Also, in 2022, 2020, 2019 and 2018, the health system was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.” In recognition of workplace wellness initiatives, Thompson received the Wealth of Health Award from the Rochester Business Journal and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in 2009, 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2019.


F.F. Thompson Hospital

F.F. Thompson Hospital is a community hospital which exists to serve the healthcare needs of the people in partnership with regional health care providers. F.F. Thompson Hospital serves as the center of a health care network to provide a full range of health care services and to improve community health.

Michael F. Stapleton, Jr., FACHE, President/CEO
Kurt M. Koczent, RN, BSN, MHSA, FACHE, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
David E. Baum, MD, Medical Director
Hazel Robertshaw, PhD, RN, CENP, Vice President, Patient Care Services/ CNO

F.F. Thompson Hospital
350 Parrish Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 396-6000

F.F. Thompson Hospital is a 113-bed acute care community hospital which boasts some of the finest technology and staff in all of upstate New York.  F.F. Thompson Hospital is proud of its commitment to primary care medicine and being a part of the community it serves. We are designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® hospital, in recognition of nursing excellence, as well as a New York State-designated Stroke Center.

Other quality achievements include a number of honors from the nation's premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body, The Joint Commission:

  • Certificate of Distinction - Hip Replacement
  • Certificate of Distinction - Knee Replacement
  • Advanced Perinatal Certification
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation Certification

In addition, the hospital in 2016 became the first hospital in New York State to be named a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery™ by the independent, non-profit Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), with further accreditation from the SRC as a Center of Excellence in Robotic General Surgery™.

The hospital also has the Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designation from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center

The M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center is a not-for-profit skilled-nursing facility offering quality long-term care as well as rehabilitative care in a clean, safe and pleasant environment. M.M. Ewing has 178 skilled nursing beds on five avenues: Lakeview, Pines, Gardens, Meadows and the Skilled Transitional Unit.


Mathew Janczak, Vice President, Long-Term Care

M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center
350 Parrish Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 396-6040

The associates at the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center specialize in caring for those who need daily nursing and other personal service. Single and semi-private accommodations are available with community dining and activity areas to encourage socialization while meeting individual needs and preferences.

A special care environment has been developed on the Gardens avenue for those residents who have Alzheimer's and dementia-related illnesses.

Dedicated, licensed professionals and caregivers work closely with each other and each family to deliver the best possible care while maintaining the resident's individual dignity and independence. Residents are assured convenient access to acute care and outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services through affiliation with the adjacent F.F. Thompson Hospital.

FFTH Properties and Services, Inc.

FFTH Properties and Services, Inc. plans, develops, implements, owns, and manages health-related business ventures and services to support the financial and business needs of Thompson Health.

Steve Guida, Manager

FFTH Properties and Services, Inc.
350 Parrish Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

F.F. Thompson Senior Communities, Inc.

F.F.T. Senior Communities, Inc. is a senior living environment comprised of independent and enriched living apartments and services. A variety of activities and personal services are provided to promote lifelong learning in a vibrant and secure community.

Aimee Ward, Executive Director


A not-for-profit senior living community, F.F.T. Senior Communities, Inc. is committed to providing an enhanced lifestyle of independence and peace of mind in beautiful, scenic and secure surroundings for all residents.

With 57 acres of wooded countryside overlooking Canandaigua Lake, Ferris Hills at West Lake is located just a mile from the main Thompson Health campus and offers 84 independent living apartments. Surrounded by hiking trails and gardens, Ferris Hills residents enjoy housekeeping, restaurant-style dining and a wide variety of activities, personal services and educational opportunities perfect for those looking to enjoy retirement to the fullest. 

The adjacent Clark Meadows is a 48-apartment enriched living community for those who need a little assistance with the tasks of daily living and also offers exceptional chef-prepared meals, security, and a range of activities.