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Thompson Health in Canandaigua avoids furloughs as URMC faces $315M budget gap

One local hospital in the UR Medicine family has avoided layoffs or furloughs amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employees at Thompson Health in Canandaigua will not be furloughed, even though UR Medicine faces a $315 million budget gap.

“Being a lean organization, we were able to pivot quickly as COVID began affecting our region,” said Thompson Health President/CEO Michael F. Stapleton Jr. to The Canandaigua Messenger.

While there have been some temporary assignment changes, those are not expected to be long-term at the moment.

Last week, URMC said that upwards of 3,474 employees had been furloughed. In an effort to avoid layoffs or furloughs at Thompson Health – Stapleton said they have frozen business travel, overtime, and holding the line on salary increases.