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Thompson Health gets new coordinator for stroke, STEMI, sepsis care

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Thomas W. Bonfiglio, a Pittsford resident with decades of experience in healthcare and emergency services, was recently named the new Stroke/STEMI/Sepsis Coordinator for UR Medicine Thompson Health.

In his new role, he will work within Thompson’s Quality Department to oversee quality improvement with regard to stroke, sepsis and STEMI, a particularly serious type of heart attack.

Bonfiglio’s career in emergency medical services began as an EMT in the city of Rochester in 1994. Since then, he has worked in multiple roles in emergency services and healthcare locally, in South Dakota, Bolivia, and Argentina. He first joined Thompson in October of 2021 as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department. Previously, he worked as a nurse in the Adult Emergency Department at Strong Memorial Hospital and as a paramedic at Wayne County Advanced Life Support.  Bonfiglio also served as regional director for American Medical Response, where he was responsible for 911 emergency medical services in Rochester and critical care transport for the NICU, PICU, and adult critical care transport teams at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 

Bonfiglio is a graduate of Monroe Community College, St. John Fisher College, and the University of Rochester, where he earned his Bachelor in Nursing. His studies continue currently in the master’s program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

Thompson Health Director of Quality, Patient Safety, and Utilization Management Wendy Blakemore noted throughout his career, Bonfiglio has been involved in quality reviews and improvement projects. He also was part of the team that brought UR Medicine’s Mobile Stroke Unit to fruition.