Caring Today for Your Tomorrow

About Us

A long-standing and continued commitment to to the well-being of our community.

Central Connecticut's Trusted Healthcare System

We’ve cared for your health for the last 100 years, and we’re committed to continuing to care for you for many more. As a complete network of local and community-based services, we are focused on keeping you and your loved ones at your best. We’re so much more than a hospital; we are Bristol Health.

Founded in 1921, we continue to be the leading health provider for those who live and work in the Greater Bristol area. Our organization has earned national recognition for its commitment to providing outstanding patient care. Our hospital has 169 licensed beds and offers a complete range of patient services including a first-rate emergency center that cares for more than 40,000 patients each year.

As healthcare has changed through the years, so have we. Having grown from a community hospital (founded in 1921) to an integrated network that provides a full-continuum of services - both inpatient and outpatient - Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group, in 2019, became Bristol Health. The name change better reflects our integrated network of providers and the full scope of care we have offered the community for years. The organization's name has changed, but its commitment to the highest quality, compassionate and advanced care remains.

Our Mission & Vision

Mission: Caring today for your tomorrow
Vision: Advancing the health of our community by providing integrated, innovated and individualized care.


What does it mean to care today for your tomorrow? Simply put, it is to provide accessible and convenient care, focused on wellness and prevention, all delivered to the highest quality. As healthcare has changed throughout the years, so have we. With now more than 20 locations, we've grown from a community hospital to an intergrated network providing a full-continuum of services.

20
Locations
We have 20 locations throughout central Connecticut, making access to care more accessible than ever.
100+
Providers
Our integrated network consists of over 100 primary and specialty care providers.
#1
Top Ranked
We are the No. 1 full-service hospital in Connecticut for preventing hospital-acquired infections.

Leadership

Our leadership team is fully committed to providing our patients with the highest-quality care using the latest technologies in healthcare and increased access to care and services, bringing the care needed to produce the healthiest of communities as close to as many in our area as possible. 

Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer

Richard Braam, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Edward Henry, MHA
Executive Director, Bristol Health Medical Group

Chris Ann Meaney, DNP, MHA RN-BC, NE-BC
Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer

Robert Smanik, FACHEC
Vice President, Operations

Board of Directors Medical Staff Officers

News

Dec 04, 2019

Please contribute to the Lights of Love campaign

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I’m not just talking about the holiday sea-son. It’s the roll out of the Bristol Health Homecare and Hospice’s Annual Lights of Love campaign.

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Nov 20, 2019

HEALTHY LIVING: Tips to have a healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season. The holidays are a time of celebrating traditions and reconnecting with family and friends, but they can be an especially challenging few months for anyone trying to improve their diet. The following tips can help you manage your weight and maintain your health while still enjoying your favorite traditions.

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Nov 18, 2019

HEALTHY LIVING: Deciding when it's time for hospice

November is Home Care and Hospice month and it’s a good time to discuss hospice care and when it is appropriate. People often wonder when or if they should call hospice for help with a loved one.

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Nov 14, 2019

Bristol firefighters find another way to save lives through fundraiser

BRISTOL - As if saving people from burning buildings wasn’t enough, local firefighters have found another way to save lives in the community.

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Nov 08, 2019

Newest medical director at Bristol Hospital brings experience, veteran savvy

Bristol Hospital’s newest medical director brings with him over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and 11 years in the Army Special Forces.

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Nov 07, 2019

Bristol Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety For The Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Bristol Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Bristol Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

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Nov 01, 2019

Back to Moving Pain Free

After three successful joint replacement surgeries, Maria Cianchetti was able to get back to moving pain-free with help from a Bristol Health physical therapist.

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Oct 22, 2019

Back to Active, Back to Life

Sandi has always been active. When a torn bicep and rotator cuff threatened her lifestyle, she trusted Bristol Health to help.

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