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Bristol Hospital

Bristol Hospital has proudly served the Greater Bristol community since 1921, providing compassionate, comprehensive and complete care to all who walk through its doors.

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Greater Bristol’s Hospital of Choice

Located in the heart of the City of Bristol, our hospital has been serving the area’s healthcare needs since 1921. With 169 licensed beds, the hospital offers a complete range of patient services, including a first-rate Emergency Center, that cares for over 40,000 patients each year.

The hospital also is home to the Sleep Center; the Bariatric Surgery Program; the 6,100-square-foot Beekley Center for Breast Health and Wellness; the Cancer Care Center; the 50,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art surgical center; a family-centered, single-room-model maternity unit; an award-winning ICU; physical, occupational and speech therapy; the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation center and space dedicated to diagnostic imaging and laboratory services.

Bristol Hospital is the only hospital in Connecticut to receive five consecutive A’s from the Leapfrog Group for patient safety since 2017.

Community Focused. Nationally Recognized.

We are nationally recognized for our high standards and high quality of care. We are one of only 8% of hospitals in the country, and the only hospital in Hartford County to have earned ANCC Magnet recognition - a designation that recognizes excellence in nursing. We are also the No. 1 ranked full-service hospital in Connecticut for preventing hospital-acquired infections, among numerous other quality achievements.

2020 Press Ganey Leading Innovator

Bristol Health is proud to announce that it has been named a 2020 Press Ganey Leading Innovator! The honor comes as a result of our overall response to meet community needs and by increasing ED visits and patient satisfaction through our telehealth program during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leading Innovators Program recognizes health care organizations for the rapid adoption and implementation of innovative approaches that address the many challenges facing the industry this year.

Early on in the pandemic, our Emergency Department staff noticed that people were not seeking the treatment they needed and therefore were putting their health and safety at risk. To ensure that our community members received the care they needed, in April our Emergency Center became the first in the state of Connecticut to offer telemedicine services.

We are proud of this honor and even more proud to be able to be there for our community!

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

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

Our Cancer Center is nationally recognized for comprehensive care.

We provide the highest level of image quality and safety.

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.

Named a Patient-Centered Medical Home by NCQA for carrying out a model that puts patients at the forefront of care.

Top Quality Care is Right Here

Bristol Hospital is the leading health provider for people who live and work in the greater Bristol area. 
With 169 licensed beds, we offer a complete range of patient services including emergency care, inpatient care, outpatient diagnostic imaging services and advanced surgical care including endoscopic and robotic surgery.

Find Us

  1. Bristol Hospital

    41 Brewster Road

    Bristol, CT 06010

Top ranked
Full-service hospital in Connecticut for preventing hospital-acquired infections.
Licensed beds
The hospital is home to 169 beds, allowing it to serve the needs of our communities.
Bristol Hospital served 40,000 patients annually through its Emergency Center.

Latest News

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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Jul 15, 2020

Bristol Health earns Silver Recognition from ENA

Bristol Health has become the first healthcare system in the state to earn a Silver Recognition, achieving the feat in the 2020 ExcellenceNorth Alliance (ENA) Baldrige-based Awards and Recognition.

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Jun 19, 2020

Bristol Health Changing The Focus Of Its COVID-19 Specimen Collection

Effective Saturday, June 20, Bristol Health will be converting its COVID-19 specimen collection to a model that concentrates on Bristol Health patients.

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May 04, 2020

Coronavirus survivor, 34-weeks pregnant, receives heartfelt goodbye

Nicole Nolan has become Bristol Hospital’s latest coronavirus survivor. Nolan, who is 34 weeks pregnant, was discharged from the hospital Friday.

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Apr 23, 2020

The head of Bristol Healthcare Kurt Barwis contracted COVID-19 and is discussing his experience.

Bristol Health President & CEO Kurt A. Barwis talks to WFSB about his experience with COVID-19 and his recovery.

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Apr 20, 2020

At Bristol Hospital, the top executive came down with COVID-19. He’s the face of recovery

As president of Bristol Hospital, Kurt Barwis spent March 27 reviewing preparations for the coronavirus wave, double-checking that his 1,700 employees were doing everything possible to keep themselves healthy.

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Apr 15, 2020

Bristol Hospital Workers Gather Daily to Pray for Patients, Community, & Colleagues

Hospital workers urging all of us to stay home as they find the strength to enter the hospital doors every day.

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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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Apr 10, 2020

Bristol Hospital president and CEO returns to work after recovering from coronavirus, plans to donate plasma

Bristol Health President and CEO Kurt Barwis returned to the hospital Thursday after working from home since March 31, when he tested positive for coronavirus, and plans on donating plasma to help someone else with the virus.

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