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Bristol Hospital Foundation

Planned Giving

Your planned gift makes a difference to the future health of all those in our community.

Help us Light Up the Path in the
Journey Toward Better Health

Over the years you’ve nurtured your investments with great care. As you review your estate plans you find yourself with many choices. Many factors influence these choices, such as retirement, capital gains, and taxes.

Did you know you can help yourself while helping Bristol Hospital?
Contact us today regarding any of the below Planned Giving options, and find the one that works best for your needs. 860-585-3365

Join the Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is a distinguished group of individuals whose outstanding generosity demonstrates a commitment to the tradition of yesterday and the vision of tomorrow. Members area recognized for naming Bristol Hospital in their estate plans.
If you have already recognized Bristol Hospital in your will, or plan to make a Bequest, please contact the Foundation so we may invite you to be recognized in our annual Legacy Society luncheon as well as in other special naming opportunities.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A Charitable Gift Annuity is an agreement between Bristol Hospital and you with mutual benefits. You transfer an asset to Bristol Hospital and in return Bristol Hospital returns lifetime payments to you.


Charitable Remainder Trusts

For maximum flexibility and effectiveness in your giving, consider a Charitable Remainder Trust, including the Unit Trust and Annuity Trust options.


Stocks and Securities

You’ll reap excellent tax benefits by making a gift of Appreciated Securities to Bristol Hospital, You simply transfer your stock gift to the hospital, the hospital sells it and everyone wins, especially the patients.

Real Estate

There are many ways to make a gift of Real Estate, through Charitable Bargain Sales and Retained Life Estates. Find the option that works best for you.

Gifts of Insurance

You transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance plan to Bristol Hospital and receive gift credit and an immediate federal income tax deduction, while the hospital cashes in the policy or receives the death benefit later.

News, Advice & Stories

Nov 25, 2020

2020 Press Ganey Leading Innovator

Bristol Health has been named a 2020 Leading Innovator by Press Ganey for our overall response to meet our community's needs during the pandemic.

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Sep 16, 2020

Experts Say Routine Medical Care Is Important Amid Pandemic

Andrew Lim, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Bristol Health, discusses on NBC Connecticut how COVID-19 affected hospital emergency departments across the state and why continuing to receive your routine care is important during the pandemic.

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Apr 15, 2020

Lisa Coates Featured on "Face of Connecticut"

Lisa Coates, LCSW, operations manager of the Bristol Health Counseling Center, was the featured guest on this Sunday's WTIC Face Connecticut public affairs program. Listen to her interview here.

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Mar 31, 2020

HEALTHY LIVING: Make emotional health a priority during these trying times

During times of increased stress, we have to consider our emotional immune system. Our emotions play a significant role in how our body responds to stressful situations. To care for our family members and all those in our lives, we have to take care of ourselves as well.

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Mar 30, 2020

Bristol Health launches telemedicine program to limit in-person contact and help flatten the curve

Bristol Health Medical Group doctors have begun seeing many patients using a telemedicine video service that helps limit person-to-person contact and cut down on possible exposures to the coronavirus.

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