At Thompson Health, we strive to continuously improve the health of your neighbors, friends and loved ones, and it is our talented, dedicated associates who make this possible. Many of them also go further to help Thompson be the best community hospital in western New York; they raise funds for Thompson’s current needs.

Thompson’s associates give back for a variety of reasons but in the end, they all tie back to a fundamental notion: the need to help bring about the best possible outcome for the daily lives of patients, residents, staff and the community at large.

Philanthropy from Within


Associates Give Back

Associates Annual Giving Committee

The annual Associate Giving Campaign rallies hundreds of associates together to raise funds for Thompson’s current needs. Campaign ambassadors and Thompson Bear engage and inspire other associates to give back . Which expresses Thompson's unique culture of generosity and service.

(Top row: L-R): Michele Cone, Roberta Spezzano, Tony LaBore, Mary Hann, Mary Kate Corey.  (Bottom row, L-R): Linda Rowsick, Heather Rickett, Thompson Bear, Aimee Ward, Jennifer Army, Sandy Bumpus, Brandy Collett.



Dr Susan Rockwell

Dr. Susan Rockwell contributes as a show of support to nurses and ancillary staff. A daughter of a nurse herself, Dr. Rockwell acknowledged that, “nurses are the single biggest determinant in positive outcomes for my patients.”

She is also motivated to help Thompson continue attracting talented staff and maintaining its reputation for excellence. “I have a responsibility to do all I can to ensure my patients – and my hospital – are well taken care of. If Thompson thrives, we all thrive,” Rockwell noted.

Dr and Mrs Henry

Dr. Bryan Henry and his wife, RN Julie Henry, donate to the health system’s annual campaign because they recognize the value Thompson provides to the community. Every day they see the difference Cardiac Rehab makes for patients and their families. They give back because they are proud to be part of a caring organization like Thompson that does so much to promote the health of the community.

Dr Ali Handan

For Dr. Ali Hamdan, giving back to Thompson is a way to underscore his sense of connection and commitment. “To donate to an organization means you believe in its mission, values and vision, as well as believing in the commitment of its leadership to fulfill those goals. At Thompson Health, both conditions are visible.”