The annual Gala recently hosted by UR Medicine Thompson Health raised approximately $142,000 to benefit the new intensive care unit at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.
Held at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, with music by The Skycoasters, the event had approximately 300 people in attendance. The total proceeds include nearly $60,000 raised during the event’s “cash call.” All proceeds went toward the more than $8.3 million raised, to date, for Thompson’s $11-million capital campaign for its new, 12-bed ICU.
Going from the current seven ICU beds to 12 will enable Thompson to have full-time coverage from intensivists – physicians specially trained in the care and management of critical care patients. In addition, the hospital will send fewer patients to Rochester due to limited capacity, caring for an additional 250 to 330 critically ill patients annually.
A new pulmonary clinic on the ground floor of the new ICU – triple the size of Thompson’s current pulmonary clinic in order to accommodate higher patient volumes – will see patients suffering from chronic lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema, congestive obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and other diseases.
The F.F. Thompson Foundation is grateful to all who attended the Gala and to its sponsors, with special thanks to Vineyard Sponsor Constellation Brands and Top Shelf Sponsor, The Boev Clinic.
For more information about the project, visit www.ThompsonHealth.com/OurICU. To make a gift to the ICU Campaign, contact The F.F. Thompson Foundation at 585-396-6155.