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Alef promoted to Thompson’s Director of Emergency Medicine Administration

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Grant Alef of Rochester has been promoted to the newly-created position of director of Emergency Medicine Administration for UR Medicine Thompson Health.

Alef first joined Thompson in 2021, as the operations manager for the Emergency Department at F.F. Thompson Hospital. In his new role, he is overseeing all administrative aspects and operations for the Emergency Department as well as for Thompson’s urgent care locations in Canandaigua, Farmington, and Newark. In 2022, the Emergency Department had more than 32,000 patient visits while the three urgent care sites had a combined total of over 36,500 visits.


Alef holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Management from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo., and a master’s in Healthcare Administration from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.

“Throughout his career and in other industries, Grant has garnered extensive experience in all aspects of service delivery, growth, and operational management, with a sharp focus on continuous process improvement,” said Thompson Health Executive Vice President/COO Kurt Koczent.