Read how these associates, with support from Thompson Health, achieved their career goals, moving from entry-level to advanced positions.
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From soapy suds to spreadsheets, it seems Thompson Health has always been where Summer Killian is meant to be.
Over the course of more than 25 years, as Killian has grown both professionally and personally, the health system has always had something to offer her when she was seeking a new challenge. Plus, she said, “it’s special.”
When Kim Berry was in high school, a classmate at Canandaigua Academy was working in Nutrition Services for Thompson Health and encouraged her to apply.
Twenty-five years later, Berry has experienced many changes – both personally and professionally – but there’s still no place she’d rather be.
“Thompson is like family,” she said. “You become very close to the people you work with, and everyone is supportive, energetic and hardworking.”
Having received their associate’s degrees from Finger Lakes Community College, Shannon McCown and her husband Aidan both knew they wanted careers in health care, so, still in their 20s, they got jobs in Thompson Health’s Environmental Services department. It was a way to get their feet in the door, and nearly 15 years later, it has proven to have been a solid plan.
Shannon started on Environmental Services’ day shift but later switched to the evening shift so she could attend Nazareth College, majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She graduated with her bachelor’s in 2010...
After graduating from Canandaigua Academy in 1999, Khristeen Sproul spotted an ad in the newspaper for a Thompson Health job fair.
Already a volunteer EMT with the Canandaigua Emergency Squad, she had completed a BOCES program to become a certified nursing assistant while in high school so she attended the fair, applying for a CNA opening at Thompson’s M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center and landing her first paying job in health care at 17...