Intensive Care Unit Campaign
F.F. Thompson Hospital ICU Capital Campaign

To preserve the health care experience our community has come to expect, the Intensive Care Unit at Thompson Hospital needs to be updated and expanded. 


This new ICU will strengthen our community and our quality of life by allowing us to care for an additional 250-330 ICU-level patients annually, keeping them closer to home and their support network. 

When complete, the new ICU will consist of 12 beds, two of which will have negative-pressure capability to allow for the isolation and treatment of patients with infectious conditions. Each of the 12 patient rooms will have ample space for advanced monitoring instruments and bedside visits from family and loved ones.

Justin Weis, MD



“The ICU at Thompson Hospital is frequently strained to capacity, impacting our ability to care for acutely ill patients without having to transfer them to Rochester. The ICU expansion will allow us to build a more robust team to care for these critically ill patients with life-threatening illnesses or surgical needs.” 






Justin Weis, MD

The Answer Our Community Needs 

To ensure the proper medical care, we will increase our staff to ensure full-time coverage by intensivists—specially trained physicians experienced in treating critical-care patients. 


50-65 additional ICU patients will be admitted to and treated at F.F. Thompson, close to home, rather than transferred to a Rochester hospital. 

100-130 patients can be transferred to Thompson Hospital’s ICU from hospitals to our east and south, as Thompson will be part of the UR Medicine Transfer Center. 

100-135 additional surgical and cardiac patients who require more intensive care will be cared for at Thompson Hospital’s ICU rather than needing to be referred to Rochester. This in turn will help keep care local. 


Specialty trained
intensivist on site 24/7
to ensure the
highest standard of care


Spacious patient rooms
for bedside visits from family 
& loved ones, as well as
in-room treatments

rapid response

Open, centrally located 
nurses' station to
enable rapid response
and coordinated care

The Plan - 8,600 sq. ft

Building a Healthier Community

We are committed to our mission of continuously improving the health of the Finger Lakes residents and communities by expanding and improving our Intensive Care Unit.

It is an urgent and vital need. And we cannot do it alone. Community support is essential.

Simply put, we need you.

With your generous support, we will ensure Thompson Hospital patients receive the ICU-level care they need, close to home.


Give Your Gift Today

mochael F. Stapleton, JR. President/CEO





"We will be able to take care of our community and the region right here in Canandaigua, instead of transferring them to Rochester. This expansion will secure the future of Thompson Health as a full-service acute care hospital for decades to come."

 – Michael F. Stapleton, Jr., President/CEO

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Leadership Donors

  • Mr. and Mrs. James H. Barr
  • Dr. and Mrs. G. Robert Bausch
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bell
  • Ms. E. Laurie Bittner
  • Ms. Suzanne Blatchford
  • Bristol Mountain & Roseland Waterpark
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Callari
  • Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Carney
  • Mrs. Muriel Coleman
  • Constellation Brands, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. William L. Courtney
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Cushman
  • Dennis Morga Memorial Fund
  • Lauren Dixon and Michael Schwabl
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Randall Farnsworth
  • Mr. and Mrs. Greg Felosky
  • Drs. Mary Maida and David Felten
  • Ms. Nancy Finkel
  • Mrs. Gail Flugel
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Fralick
  • Bill and Barbara Fuge
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gerrett Geartz
  • Ms. Marisa Geitner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas German
  • Dr. Alfred Ginkel
  • Mr. Lewis J. Gould, Esq.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Benedict Gullo
  • Jan and Keith Harter
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Hoover
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Huff
  • Mrs. Rosemary J. Hunt
  • Mr. and Mrs. John W. Ingle, Jr.
  • Mr. Alfred D. Johnson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kamholtz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Kennedy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kerwin
  • Mrs. Wilhelmine Kronenberger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kubiak
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kulzer
  • Mr. Joseph Lapczenski
  • Mr. and Mrs. Craig Larson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Theodore G. Lenz
  • Frank and Cricket Luellen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alan Lupton, II
  • Lyons National Bank
  • Drs. Kevin McCormick and Catherine Cantwell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. McGavern
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian P. Meath
  • Mr. and Mrs. John H. Meisch
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murphy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Barry Nagel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Natapow
  • Ms. Adrienne O’Brien, PhD.
  • Dr. Michael K. Oros and Mr. Jeff Gleba
  • Dr. Robert A. Pierce and Ms. Rita Izzo
  • The PIKE Company
  • Ms. Deborah A. Price
  • Ramar Steel Erectors
  • Ms. Renata Reber
  • Mr. Thomas Reh
  • Mrs. Cornelia Rettie
  • The Rotary Club of Canandaigua
  • Drs. Carl and Olle Jane Z. Sahler
  • Ms. Yvonne Saner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sherman
  • Mrs. Tarry Shipley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Siewert
  • Mr. Harvey D. Simmons
  • Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Smith
  • Dr. and Mrs. David S. Sorce
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stapleton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven H. Swartout, Esq.
  • Cynthia E. Teerlinck, M.D.
  • The Sands Family Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Tudman
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Hugh Turner
  • Mr. and Mrs. John K. Unger
  • Ms. Lori Van Dusen and Mr. Ron Boillat
  • Mrs. Jane A. Wade
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Walters
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Webster
  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert Weis
  • Mr. and Mrs. David L. Winslow
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zegarelli