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Celebrating New Downtown Building | Bristol Health News

By The Bristol Press

June 21, 2019

On Saturday Bristol Health plans to celebrate the recent opening of its new downtown building with a day filled with fun.

The celebration will take place from noon to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Medical Care Center, located at 15 Riverside Ave., which opened its doors earlier this month. The festivities will include a mini-golf area, an inflatable obstacle area, music, zumba lessons, a variety of performances, a touch-a-truck with the fire department and EMS, a nature exhibit and an exhibit showcasing art from the same artists who provided pieces for the inside the new building.

The day will also include food trucks, tours of the medical center and a live broadcast from the River 105.9 radio station.

Chris Boyle, Bristol Hospital spokesman, said the celebration is also a way for hospital officials to formally introduce the community to Bristol Health, the rebranding of Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group - a network of community-based practices.

“It’s really two-fold,” Boyle said.

A number of Bristol Health specialists will be present Saturday to “promote their services and educate the community,” Boyle said.

These will include Dr. Minu Rowther, from the Bristol Health Medical Group’s Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr. Peter Bellezza, who will be giving free screenings for anyone who may be experiencing chronic foot or ankle pain.

“Dr. Bellezza really thrives on community outreach,” Boyle said. “He’s one of our physicians who’s really committed to the community.”

Boyle went on to say the new building downtown has “really been well received by the patients who have been there so far.”

“The mayor’s office has been really supportive of this event,” Boyle said of the Saturday celebration, adding that it was scheduled to coincide with the first weekend of the year for the Bristol Farmer’s Market.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.