Canandaigua family donates $3M to Thompson

A Canandaigua family is making a $3 million contribution to Thompson Health, in support of a large-scale expansion and renovation of F.F. Thompson Hospital.The family, which wishes to remain anonymous, finalized the details of the generous contribution late last week. Linda M. Janczak, President/CEO of Thompson Health, said the $3 million provides a tremendous boost to the expansion/renovation, currently under review by state and regional planning authorities. The project is slated to include the hospital’s surgical suites, the Ambulatory Procedures Unit, Nutritional Services, Rehabilitation Services and administrative space. The project is “Phase II” of expansions and renovations that were completed in 2004 and included a state-of-the-art emergency department that doubled in size and an all-digital diagnostic imaging department.“We are very grateful to this family for their vision and support not only of Thompson Health but of the patients, residents and families we serve,” said Janczak. “This gift demonstrates the understanding that health care is best delivered locally, and that an investment in Thompson is an investment in quality local health care.”The $3 million donation brings the total amount raised to date for Phase II, through philanthropy, to $5 million. Thompson Health plans to raise between $15 million and $17 million as its total equity component. Phase II will cost an estimated $40 million in total, with the balance being funded by outside financing.“These are challenging times for New York State and our healthcare system. The Governor’s proposed budget will test us as never before. But through the support of friends like this generous family, our Board, medical staff, Associates and community, we will continue to be a model for excellence in care and service,” Janczak said.

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