The University of Rochester’s Thompson Health CEO, Michael F. Stapeton, Jr., released an official statement Friday afternoon regarding the arrest of one of the doctors, Dr. Robert Smith.
Smith was one of six men arrested in a prostitution sting in Wayne County.
Robert Smith, MD, voluntarily notified Thompson Health administration of his arrest for a misdemeanor earlier this week as part of a prostitution sting in Wayne County. Dr. Smith, a member of the health system’s medical staff for 15 years, requested and was granted an immediate leave of absence from the medical staff. Additionally, he was immediately suspended as an employee of Thompson Health.
Quality patient care is of the utmost importance. Thompson is developing a plan to communicate with all of Dr. Smith’s patients to ensure there is no disruption to their care. We are also working out the logistical details to ensure his patients receive care from one of our other practicing providers. We expect to have this in place early next week and will deliver this information to his patients in a timely manner.
There will be no further comment from Thompson Health.