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Our goal is to provide you and the entire community with timely and, most importantly, accurate information about what’s taking place here at Bristol Health.

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

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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Nov 15, 2019

City officials, police and Bristol Health fight the opioid epidemic with the new COBRA program

BRISTOL - City officials have partnered with Bristol Health to address the opioid crisis, and substance abuse in general, in an unconventional way.

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Nov 14, 2019

Bristol firefighters find another way to save lives through fundraiser

BRISTOL - As if saving people from burning buildings wasn’t enough, local firefighters have found another way to save lives in the community.

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Nov 09, 2019

New York-based developer to buy 2 downtown buildings from Bristol Hospital, provide housing, job placement services for veterans

Bristol Hospital has agreed to sell two downtown buildings to a New York-based development company that will provide temporary housing and job placement services to veterans.

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Nov 08, 2019

Newest medical director at Bristol Hospital brings experience, veteran savvy

Bristol Hospital’s newest medical director brings with him over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and 11 years in the Army Special Forces.

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Nov 07, 2019

Bristol Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety For The Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Bristol Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Bristol Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

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Oct 15, 2019

Bristol Hospital will now work to make sure people addicted to opioids get both immediate treatment and support for long-term recovery

Looking to improve chances for survival for people addicted to opioids, Bristol Hospital has begun immediately starting them on Suboxone treatment and connecting them with recovery coaches and counselors.

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Oct 09, 2019

Bristol Hospital moves ahead with $15M emergency-room overhaul

Bristol Hospital is preparing to embark on the next phase of a $15-million expansion and renovation that will roughly double the size of its emergency department.

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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 Hospital Behavioral Unit | Bristol Health News

Bristol Health recently opened a new $1.2M behavioral unit for patients who arrive at the Emergency Center for mental and substance abuse treatment.

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Aug 14, 2019

Bristol's Fresh Start For Factory | Bristol Health CT News

The J.H. Sessions & Sons building located in Bristol is getting a fresh start from the city as they try to rebuild the old factory into a new facility.

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Aug 09, 2019

Mental Health Treatment Safe Space | Bristol Health News

New makeover will include new 10-bed section with impact-resistant windows, locked doors and weighed down chairs. This design is to help mental health patients.

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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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