Excellence Every Day

Recognized for High-Quality Care

Bristol Health is nationally recognized for our high quality, safety and patient experience.

Rewarded for Excellence in Care.
Again and Again.

At Bristol Health, our pursuit of quality is a central tenet of who we are and we are proud to be recognized for our many quality achievements, from our Magnet nursing designation to being the #1 full-service hospital in Connecticut in preventing hospital-acquired infections.

As a small,  independent community health system, we have a commitment to excellence that exceeds our smaller footprint. Because, as we believe, "Bigger isn't better, better is better."

Straight A's for Patient Safety Since 2017

Bristol Hospital is proud to once again earn an “A” for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, a national group that rates hospitals on how well they keep their patients safe from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.  

Providing our patients with the safest, highest-quality care is our number one priority – and it shows. We are the only hospital in Connecticut to receive five consecutive A’s since 2017, making us a “Straight A” hospital.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
 

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Preventing HAIs

#1 in Connecticut in Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections. 

At Bristol Health, we have made infection control a priority. Every year, some 2 million people, including nearly 250,000 hospital patients, become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, which are an important and common treatment for many diseases. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) estimates that 23,000 people die from these infections.

AIUM Accreditation
3 Star CMS Rated Hospital
Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
Joint Commission Gold Seal Certifications
Joint Commission Gold Seal Programs
The Women's Choice Award
Healthcare Equality Index Leader
5 Star CMS Rated Nursing Home
U.S. News & World Report Award
Blue Distinction Maternity Center
MBSAQIP
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice
Magnet Nursing
5 Stars for Home Care

News, Advice & Stories

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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