Fall 2021

‘This is a Different Beast’

A local primary care doctor discusses vaccines, social responsibility and the burden on healthcare workers.

Dr. Robert L. Smith of F.F. Thompson Hospital’s Finger Lakes Family Care in Canandaigua has been having some tough discussions in recent months with patients who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, and he is still trying to figure out how to reach some of them regarding the importance of getting the shot.

‘This is the time to be as proactive as we can’

During a recent “State of Community Health” event hosted by the Canandaigua Area Chamber of Commerce, Ontario County Public Health Director Mary Beer and Thompson Health President/CEO Michael F. Stapleton, Jr. had a clear and unified message for the community.