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Weight Loss Surgery Will Result In A New You For The New Year

Now is the perfect time to make a commitment for a healthier 2020.
 
Obesity is a disease throughout the world and about one-third of the U.S. population is morbidly obese. Being overweight or obese can greatly raise your risk for other health problems which include heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, cancer, back pain and sleep apnea.
 
Bristol Health’s Weight Loss Surgery Program is designed to help patients reach their weight loss and health goals in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. 

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Bristol Health to Move its Southington Location, Expand its Services

By BRIAN JOHNSON
THE BRISTOL PRESS

Bristol Health Medical Group has announced that it will be moving its Southington location into the former Rite-Aid building on Main Street, expanding its services as it aims for a January 2020 opening.

The expansion will see an increase from a 2,200 square foot space at the current 98 Main St. location to a 7,000 square foot space at 167 Main St. Of this space, 5,000 square feet will be used initially, with 2,000 being set aside for potential future expansions.

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Please Contribute to the Lights of Love Campaign

By SOPHIE WHITLOCK
HOSPICE NURSE WITH BRISTOL HEALTH

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.

This coincides with our cel-ebration of National Hospice and Palliative Care month. Hospice is a philosophy of care for the end of life and includes a team approach. The team is comprised of doctors, nurses, social workers, aides, chaplain, bereavement care and volunteers. These funds allow our hospice to provide services not covered by insurances such as massage and Reike as well as for those special everyday needs.

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Recent News

Mar 24, 2020

Bristol Hospital asking for donations of personal protective equipment, other supplies

Bristol Hospital is continuing to prepare for a possible surge of coronavirus patients and is asking for donations of personal protective equipment and other supplies.

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Mar 21, 2020

Coronavirus testing continues at Bristol Health following first positive result

Local hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are continuing their work combating the spread of the virus.

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Mar 19, 2020

Bristol Hospital collects nearly 100 specimens Wednesday for coronavirus, expected to receive more kits

Bristol Hospital collected nearly 100 specimens to test for the coronavirus on Wednesday.

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Mar 19, 2020

Bristol Hospital receives large shipment of coronavirus tests, more expected

Bristol Hospital received a large shipment of coronavirus test kits on Thursday that is expected to last through the weekend and early next week.

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Mar 19, 2020

Doctor discusses drive-through testing at Bristol Hospital

Dr. Andrew Lim discusses the Specimen Collection Stations at Bristol Hospital.

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Mar 13, 2020

Bristol Hospital joins other area hospitals in offering mobile screening for coronavirus

There is good news for area residents who have been prescribed testing for COVID-19 by their doctors. Bristol Health has opened their outdoor specimen collection station in one of their parking lots via Queen Street entrance, where nurses are on hand.

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Mar 13, 2020

State health officials looking to expand coronavirus testing

State officials have promised to expand coronavirus testing, but there is still a lot of confusion about how to get tested and who’s eligible. The department of health said patients are required to get a written, paper order to get tested at these sites.

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Mar 13, 2020

Bristol Hospital opens coronavirus testing stations

Bristol Hospital opened coronavirus testing units Friday after they were approved by state inspectors.

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Mar 10, 2020

Gov. declares public health emergency due to the coronavirus

Governor Ned Lamont has declared a public health emergency after two residents test positive for coronavirus.

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Mar 09, 2020

Bristol Hospital hopes to have mobile trailers used to test coronavirus next week

Bristol Hospital hopes to have mobile trailers used to test for the coronavirus up and running by next week.

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Mar 09, 2020

Gov. Lamont Says State is Doing Everything it Can to Combat Coronavirus

Governor Ned Lamont says the state is doing everything it can to combat coronavirus and offered suggestions for residents during a news conference on Monday. "Nobody could be totally prepared for a virus like COVID-19, a virus that's changing every day. And the infections are accelerating every day, but we're working together on a collaborative basis to do everything we can," said Lamont.

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Dec 16, 2019

Bristol Health to move its Southington location, expand its services

SOUTHINGTON – Bristol Health Medical Group has announced that it will be moving its Southington location into the former Rite-Aid building on Main Street, expanding its services as it aims for a January 2020 opening.

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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 21, 2019

Bristol Health's WIC program distributes Thanksgiving meals to 180 families

BRISTOL - About 180 local families will have a Thanksgiving meal next Thursday thanks to generous donations made by Bristol Health’s medical staff and the hard work of the staff at the hospital’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

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Nov 17, 2019

Red carpet glamour: Bristol Hospital hosts fundraiser for ER renovation

SOUTHINGTON – Bristol Hospital rolled out the red carpet for its annual signature event Saturday night at the Aqua Turf Club.

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For all media or police inquiries regarding news or patient conditions, please call the media on-call cell phone at 860.655.2487, 24-hour coverage, seven days a week.
 
Bristol Health’s Authorized Spokesperson
Christopher Boyle
Director of Public Relations

Availability of Patient Conditions

Only an authorized spokesperson is permitted to release the following information which is consistent with the patient confidentiality policy at Bristol Health.
 
GOOD: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators are excellent.
 
FAIR: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable. Indicators are favorable.
 
SERIOUS: Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are questionable.
 
CRITICAL: Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.
The term “stable” should not be used as a condition. Furthermore, this term should not be used in combination with other conditions, which by definition, often indicate a patient is unstable.

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