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Thompson Hospital recognized as one of Becker’s “153 Great Community Hospitals”

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F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, New York, has been named to the list of “153 Great Community Hospitals” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a renowned Chicago-based publication specializing in healthcare industry insights.

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Selection criteria for this prestigious recognition included clinical excellence, compassionate care, and positive economic impact on communities, and the editorial team made the selection based on various independent rankings and ratings. Thompson, founded in 1904, is one of eight New York hospitals to make the list and is the only other one in the Finger Lakes region alongside Guthrie Corning Hospital.

As part of a health system employing over 1,900 people, Thompson operates as a 113-bed hospital that saw nearly 457,000 outpatient visits, over 32,000 emergency department visits, almost 6,000 admissions, and close to 800 births in 2022. In the past decade, it has expanded its primary care practice locations from five to 14 and increased urgent care centers from one to three, including one voted “Best Urgent Care” in the Rochester Business Journal’s Reader Rankings poll. Thompson has been affiliated with UR Medicine since 2012 and has made significant improvements in specialties, information technology, and various initiatives. Thompson Health President/CEO Michael F. Stapleton, Jr. expressed pride in the recognition, attributing the success to the hospital’s dedicated staff and community engagement.