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At the beginning of our project, there was doubt. Hesitation. Could we make this happen?

However, thanks to YOU, and other generous, caring community members, Thompson will be able to 100% fund the building of the Sands-Constellation Intensive Care Unit and the Marilyn Sands Outpatient Clinic. We live in a small, but mighty, community - just like Thompson Health.





Why is this project so important to Thompson Health and our community? 


The new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) will strengthen our community and our quality of life by allowing us to care for more ICU-level patients annually, keeping them closer to home and their support network. Our community has come to expect high level of care, so enhancing and expanding the ICU is essential.

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


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. 

Thompson will increase our staff to ensure full-time coverage by intensivists–specially trained physicians experienced in treating critical-care patients.

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

Alongside of the ICU expansion is the need to grow the Outpatient Clinic

Our new expanded Outpatient Clinic, approximately triple its current size, will allow better accommodation and monitoring of patients who need pulmonary, gastroenterology, and pain management. 

The new facilities and team of specialized medical providers will allow Thompson to see more patients than current space allows, dramatically decrease appointment wait times and minimize the need for patients to travel to Rochester imposing a burden on patients and families.

Where is Thompson in the Expansion Process?

Our contractors and work crews have been working steadily since the ground-breaking back in January, so much so that the project is ahead of schedule and under budget. Thompson anticipates our doors to the new ICU will open in March 2020 and the Outpatient Clinic will open about a month later.

In addition to the construction, Thompson is currently recruiting for intensivists, physicians specially trained in the care and management of critical care patients, as well as critical care nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It's never too early to ensure the right people are hired - ready to save lives.


Building a Healthier Community

Simply put, we need you.

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 and outpatient access.

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

Thomposn embarked upon this project in response to the growing need for more ICU beds in our region and a larger outpatient clinic that would keep more of our community members close to home when critically ill and suffering from chronic respiratory illness.

With your generous support, we will ensure Thompson Hospital patients receive the 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

As a community hospital, Thompson believes keeping people healthy and in their homes for as long as possible is the right thing to do. 

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