F.F. Thompson Hospital, located in Canandaigua, has moved its intensive care unit to a new, state-of-the-art 12-bed facility. Previously, the hospital’s ICU was in a seven-bed unit.
The new Sands-Constellation Intensive Care Unit opened ahead of schedule. UR Medicine Thompson Health President/CEO Michael Stapleton noted the timing is ideal because the hospital’s former ICU can be used to help with patients with the coronavirus, if needed.
Expanding from seven ICU beds to 12 allows Thompson to have full-time coverage from physicians specially trained in treating patients in critical condition. Furthermore, the hospital will now send fewer patients to Rochester due to limited capacity, which is expected to keep 250 to 330 critically ill patients close to home on an annual basis.
The ICU was designed by LaBella and built by The Pike Co. and it’s part of a larger, $11.9 million capital expansion. The project was funded entirely by the community, and it includes a Marilyn Sands Outpatient Clinic to address patients with pulmonary, gastroenterology and pain management needs. The Marilyn Sands Outpatient Clinic is expected to open in May.
“We are forever grateful to our community for fully funding this project,” Stapleton said. “Their support means more than ever today as we face the challenge of COVID-19 and the potential strains it may place upon our health system. Our new ICU is built to maximize efficiency and provide the highest level of care to our most critically ill patients.”
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