Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group Inc. , which includes Bristol Hospital, Ingraham Manor, Bristol Home Care and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services and an integrated, multi-specialty physician group, is excited to announce it is rebranding to become “Bristol Health.”
The name change better reflects the full scope of services Bristol Health provides to the residents of greater Bristol and surrounding areas, increased expansion into the outpatient setting and a long-term commitment to supporting the health of our communities. The integrated physician group, formerly known as the Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group, will now be known as Bristol Health Medical Group.
“At a time when consolidation and acquisition activities of other healthcare organizations are causing confusion, we want to show our patients and partners that they can feel confident about Bristol Health and our ability to provide advanced care in convenient settings,” said Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, president and CEO of Bristol Health. “Bristol Health remains an independent, community-based system whose sole focus is to be a health and wellness resource for people right here in our community.”
Founded in 1921, Bristol Hospital has evolved into a complete network of local and community-based services. The network now includes 20+ physician office locations in central Connecticut, including Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, New Britain, Plainville, Southington and Wolcott.
Bristol Health has also adopted a new mission statement, “Caring Today for Your Tomorrow” and a new vision statement, “Advancing the health of our community through integrated, innovative and individualized care.” The organization’s rebrand also brings with it a vibrant and modernized logo that will be shared by all entities as well as a new and improved website that will enhance the user experience and better serve its patients. The website, bristolhealth.org, is scheduled to launch in the summer.
The name change precedes the opening of Bristol Health’s Medical Care Center, a new 60,000- square-foot state-of-the-art outpatient facility located at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Main Street in Bristol. The building will house medical offices, including urology, cardiology, neurology, rheumatology and orthopedics, and have dedicated space for laboratory and physical and occupational therapy services. The building, slated to open in early June, is the anchor project of a larger downtown revitalization effort. The genesis of the project was a recent community needs assessment that highlighted access to care as a critical need for the community.
“Bristol Health Medical Center is representative of our entire model. When you can provide easier access for patients across your care services, it removes a layer of stress.” said Barwis. “In addition to access, patients want doctors and care teams to understand them, and see that individualized attention is being given. Our quality scores show that this combination of access and attention is very unique to Bristol Health.”