Effective Monday, Sept. 20, visiting hours for hospital inpatient units F, G and the ICU are limited to 12-2pm, seven days a week. There are no other changes to visiting hours in other areas. Click here for our full visitation information.

Bristol Health's Care and Results are Second to None

Bristol Health provides outstanding, high-quality and safe care that has been recognized at the state and national levels. We offer patients a unique and increasingly rare approach to care: quality-focused and driven by our community's needs.
We're proud of our commitment to consistently provide excellent care to our community, never more so than in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 100+ physicians and advanced practice providers that call Bristol Health home are here because of our culture of high performance and because we empower our staff to make critical decisions about patient care, not just take direction from insurance company bureaucrats.

Generations Have Counted on Us; Now Our Future is at Risk


While generations of patients have been able to count on us, Bristol Health faces an uncertain future.

Health insurance companies are paying Bristol Health less than the actual cost of caring for patients, creating an imbalnace that threatens our ability to sustain our operations and provide care to the community. Unbalanced contracts with insurers have direct neative impacts on Bristol Health and can prevent us from:
  • hiring the skilled doctors and nurses our patients rely on
  • investing in vital infrastructure, such as emergency generators, roof repairs and redundancy systms
  • supporting our community, incuding the Bristol Senior Center and Bristol Veterans Council

Though insurance companies play an important role, we need to make them recognize that it is Bristol Health's trained expert doctors and nurses who must make critical decisions about patient care, not insurance companies.

We need a commitment from insurers to work with us as true partners so we can sustain Bristol Health as a community-focused organization providing outstanding care.

Sustainability is Our Goal

We are counting on the community, elected officials and local leaders to recognize the importance of sustaining quality, independent care in greater Bristol, and support us as we work to care for families for another 100 years.

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Recognized for nursing excellence in 2015, with re-designation achieved in 2020.

Our joint program has met the highest standards for safety and quality.

The only hospital in Connecticut to receive five consecutive 'A’s since 2017 for patient safety.

The first healthcare system in the state to earn Silver Recognition in the 2020 ENA Baldrige-based Quality Award program.

Recognized by the International Hospital Federation for our initiative, agility and innovation in our COVID response


Jun 14, 2021

Legislation and Issues at the State Capitol

Bristol Health advocates on behalf of our patients, our community and other healthcare providers.

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Jun 14, 2021

Fighting for Fair Contracts

Low payments from insurers threaten our ability to keep our doors open. That's why we're fighting to ensure we are paid fairly for our high-quality care.

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