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

Sep 17, 2019

Bristol Health Spine Surgeon Performs First Radiofrequency Ablation

Bristol Health's Dr. Upadhyay is pleased to inform you that Bristol Health performed it first Radiofrequency Ablation of the metastatic spine tumor using a minimally invasive technique in September, 2019

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Aug 14, 2019

Bristol wants fresh start for old factory

City seeks candidates to rehabilitate113-year-old J.H. Sessions building

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Aug 09, 2019

A safer place to treat mental health crises

Bristol Hospital opens emergency center for patients in mental health crises

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Aug 09, 2019

Bristol Health Celebrates The Opening Of Its New 10-Bed Emergency Center Behavioral Health Unit

On Friday, Bristol Health celebrated the opening of its new outpatient behavioral health unit which is housed in the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center. Bristol Health is in the midst of a major renovation and expansion of its Emergency Center as part of the Operation Ergency Campaign which is being coordinated by the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation.

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Jul 30, 2019

Mid-summer is the time for fall sports physicals

Even though we are in the middle of summer, now is the time to start thinking about those required physicals for the fall and even the winter sports seasons.

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Jul 19, 2019

Law meant to stop young adults from smoking

Everyone knows the dangers of smoking. But those dangers can be mitigated by delaying the age that people start smoking. Doctors agree that reducing access to smoking products for young people can prevent them from becoming chronic smokers, or prevent them from ever smoking at all.

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Jul 18, 2019

Local smoke shops react after law change

Effective Oct. 1, Connecticut’s smoking age will rise from 18 to 21, encompassing tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping. It falls on businesses to enforce the law by checking IDs. Shops that sell to underage customers could face fines and could even have their cigarette selling license revoked. People under 21 who attempt to buy products could also face a fine.

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Jul 15, 2019

Palliative care is important for those with serious illness

Battling serious illness can take a toll physically, mentally and spiritually on not only the patient, but on family members as well. The Bristol Health Palliative Care team always has the patient’s comfort in mind. The team treats the patient with kindness and compassion, listens to concerns, and involves the patient and family in the decisions when mapping out goal-directed care.

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