Gravino named director of Thompson’s senior communities

UR Medicine Thompson Health recently named a new executive director for its independent and assisted living communities of Ferris Hills at West Lake and Clark Meadows.

Meghan Gravino assumed her new role at the senior communities on Oct. 23.

A resident of Williamson in Wayne County, Gravino is a graduate of SUNY Brockport who earned her master’s degree in social work via a collaborative program offered jointly by Brockport and Nazareth University. She is currently pursuing an advanced certificate in long-term care through D’Youville University in Buffalo, with anticipated completion in March of 2024.

Gravino first joined Thompson nearly seven years ago, as a medical social worker in its M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center. Last year, she became the facility’s assistant administrator. “Meghan is knowledgeable, compassionate, and skilled at making connections. We know she will continue to shine in her new role,” said Thompson Health President and CEO Michael F. Stapleton, Jr.

Ferris Hills has 84 independent living apartments. Clark Meadows has 48 assisted living apartments and is in the planning stages of a new memory care unit. Aimee Ward, the executive director for the past 10 years, is retiring and will marked her last day on Nov. 3.

“Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows both have longstanding reputations for excellence, and we are extremely fortunate to be able to ensure a smooth transition from one outstanding leader to the next,” Stapleton said.