Expanded partnership with UR Medicine Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

Author: Margaret Fowler/Tuesday, September 1, 2020/Categories: Thompson Health Announcements

September 1, 2020

Dear Friends of Thompson,   

I am pleased to share that we are now partnering with UR Medicine Orthopaedics & Physical Performance for expanded inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic care at F.F. Thompson Hospital.

While UR Medicine Orthopaedics & Physical Performance has been providing emergency room orthopaedic care for us since January 1, this expanded presence means members of their 11-person team will be at F.F. Thompson Hospital most days of the week. The surgeons are all fellowship-trained, meaning they have undertaken additional training in an orthopaedic sub-specialty after residency and ensuring access to the latest developments in the field. They have achieved the highest level of training possible and will bring the latest techniques, surgical innovations and superior patient-centered care to Canandaigua. With this level of care now locally available, more complex orthopaedic cases will be treated right here, without the need for transfer to Rochester.

The team currently has an office at 7670 Omnitech Place in Victor, with on-site x-ray and orthopaedic urgent care, as well as on-site rehabilitation services provided by F.F. Thompson Hospital. A Canandaigua office is planned in the near future. You may schedule an appointment in Victor by calling (585) 275-5321.

This is big news for our community.

For those who have heard about Canandaigua Orthopaedic Associates’ recent affiliation with Rochester Regional Health, their team will soon be performing surgeries at Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, the nearest RRH-owned facility. Some in our community have expressed concern, believing they could no longer undergo orthopaedic surgery at F.F. Thompson Hospital. This is not true. We are providing a fuller range of orthopaedic services than before with a larger, specialized team that I am confident will meet all the needs of our community.

Thompson enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Canandaigua Orthopaedic Associates and we were, understandably, disappointed they chose to align with one of our competitors. However, good things did come from that decision as it has enabled us to deepen our collaboration with UR Medicine and reap the many benefits their expertise will bring to our patients, our local teams, and our community health system.

Our surgeons’ specialties include non-surgical and surgical treatment of arthritis in major joints (including total joint replacement); orthopaedic trauma; sports medicine; hand, shoulder and elbow care, as well as complex foot and ankle care.

And when you’re searching for outstanding care, take note that F.F. Thompson Hospital has earned Certificates of Distinction in both hip and knee replacement as well as Orthopedic Rehabilitation Certification from The Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body. In addition, our hospital is designated by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement.

We look forward to continuing as your health system of choice. As our patient, you can be assessed, diagnosed, undergo surgery and complete rehabilitation, all under a shared medical record system that allows our teams 360° visibility into your care. We’re ready for you.


Michael F. Stapleton, Jr., FACHE
UR Medicine Thompson Health




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