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Bristol Health CEO Honored by Chamber of Commerce

Bristol Press - Wednesday, 5 June 2019 20:52
 
BRISTOL - The Bristol Chamber of Commerce honored several prominent people and organizations for their contributions to the community at the 130th Annual Dinner Wednesday, including Kurt Barwis, Bristol Health’s president and CEO.
 
Business owners and community leaders packed the Aqua Turf Club as they joined together in celebration of their exceptional peers.

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Bristol Hospital Rebrands as Bristol Health

Bristol Press - Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:43

By JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

BRISTOL - Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group Inc. announced Wednesday that it will be rebranding itself to better reflect the “full scope of services” it provides, and will now be known as Bristol Health.

“We’re really excited about reintroducing ourselves to you,” Kurt Barwis, president and CEO of Bristol Health, said during Bristol Hospital’s annual meeting on Wednesday in the ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.
 
Hospital officials also said they have dramatically shortened their mission statement to “Caring Today for Your Tomorrow.”

 

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Sep 17, 2019

Bristol Health Spine Surgeon Performs First Radiofrequency Ablation

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Aug 26, 2019

Take the first step to quit smoking today

Perhaps the most rewarding part of being a respiratory therapist is helping people to quit smoking. Day in and day out respiratory therapists, nurses and other clinicians see the tragic effects of cigarette addiction. Being a part of helping to eliminate or alleviate all that suffering is a wonderful experience. Like most health care providers who continually see the immediate and long-term benefits when someone stops smoking, I can’t help but want to share the good news of those benefits.

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Aug 26, 2019

Take the First Step to Quitting Smoking Today

Perhaps the most rewarding part of being a respiratory therapist is helping people to quit smoking. Day in and day out respiratory therapists, nurses and other clinicians see the tragic effects of cigarette addiction. Being a part of helping to eliminate or alleviate all that suffering is a wonderful experience.

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Aug 14, 2019

Bristol Hospital bows $1.2M behavioral unit

Bristol Hospital, which rebranded as Bristol Health earlier this year, recently opened a new 10-bed behavioralhealth unit in its emergency department.

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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 12, 2019

Even without a heat wave, outdoor workers need to take precautions

The summer may be half over and despite these beautiful, comfortable temperatures, it’s vitally important for those who work outside every day to be aware of the dangers of heat-related diseases.

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Aug 09, 2019

Bristol Hospital unveils new behavioral health unit

Bristol Hospital on Friday unveiled its new 10-bed Emergency Center Behavioral Health Unit, an addition that is expected to meet one of the greatest needs of the community: Mental health and substance abuse.

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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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Jul 03, 2019

Total Mechanical Systems, LLC, Makes A Generous Donation To The Beekley Center For Breast Health And Wellness At Bristol Hospital

Employees from Total Mechanical Systems. LLC, recently came to Bristol Hospital and presented staff from the hospital’s Beekley Center for Breast Health and Wellness with a generous $5000 donation.

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Jul 01, 2019

Ingraham Manor Celebrates Opening Of New Salon

On Monday, Ingraham Manor Skilled Nursing of Bristol Health celebrated its newly-upgraded beauty salon—now known as “Hair by IM” —with a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

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