July 28, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $150,000 For Renovation, Expansion Of F. F. Thompson Hospital In Canandaigua

Federal Funds Would Help Improve The Hospital’s Ability To Meet The Needs Of The People Of Canandaigua And Upstate New York

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies has approved $150,000 for the renovation and expansion of facilities at F.F. Thompson Hospital in the FY11 Appropriations Bill. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year’s spending bill.

“One of the biggest needs that F.F. Thompson Hospital has is infrastructure and these federal funds will begin the process of filling that need,” Senator Schumer said. “F.F. Thompson is already a regional leader in proving top notch healthcare and these funds will ensure that the hospital can make the necessary improvements to provide good care in the years to come.”

“It is critical that we invest in strengthening the medical facility in Canandaigua,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These federal dollars will help deliver the technology and facilities we need to provide higher quality care for families in the area. This is critical funding will help with medical diagnosis and treatment for years to come.”

F.F. Thompson Hospital, a 113-bed facility located in Canandaigua, is part of the Thompson Health System and provides a full range of health care services to improve community health for the people of Canandaigua and upstate New York. F.F. Thompson Hospital opened its doors in 1971 and many of its facilities have had little to no changes since then.

This legislation would provide $150,000 for the renovation and expansion of the hospital, helping to improve the hospital’s ability to meet the needs of the people of Canandaigua and upstate New York. These renovations would create up to 100 construction jobs and up to 12 new jobs within the Hospital, once construction is complete.

The legislation will head to full committee, and then to the floor for a full vote before the Senate. The bill will then proceed to the House-Senate Conference Committee, before final passage in both chambers and then to the President to become law.