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It's Time to Get Fired Up About Healthy Grilling

By Lisa Coates, LCSW

This might sound silly but having fun can be hard, especially when you are learning how to re-socialize after a year of practical isolation. It can be exciting because you are eager to spend time with people. But it can also feel overwhelming because there are still so many questions and so much anticipation.

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How to enhance your nutrition and wellness in the workplace

By Jessica Richardson, RD, CD-N

I have heard many comments over the years that people do not have time to prepare lunch and snacks ahead of time for the workday, do not have healthy options in the vending machine or choices in the cafeteria, and are sitting most of the day. Some people find it helpful to choose a day of the week when they are least busy and prepare meals.

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Straight A's for Patient Safety...Again

By Leisa Zadrick, Systems Director Quality and Process Improvement

Hospitals across the nation can release their letter grade to the public and we at Bristol Health have exciting news to share!  We have received our FIFTH consecutive A since Fall of 2017.  Bristol Health has been on a continual journey to improve our overall quality and safety; this is a true testament to that commitment to the community we serve!   

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Recent Blog Posts

Apr 27, 2021

Survive the good times - tips to return to being social

This might sound silly but having fun can be hard, especially when you are learning how to re-socialize after a year of practical isolation. It can be exciting because you are eager to spend time with people.

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Apr 26, 2021

How to enhance your nutrition and wellness in the workplace

Some people find it helpful to choose a day of the week when they are least busy and prepare meals. For example, you can cook chicken in bulk to be used as a topping for a salad or used in a sandwich.

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Jul 31, 2020

It's time to get fired up about healthy grilling

With summer in full swing, it’s the ideal time to get out of the kitchen and fire up the barbecue. There is nothing quite like the smell and taste of a grilled meal on a nice summer night.

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Jun 08, 2020

Standing by Those Impacted by Social Injustice

The tragic death of an unarmed African American man in Minneapolis and the subsequent protests that have taken place, have clearly shaken our nation. These events have ignited justified frustration in cities and towns across the country and have highlighted continuous issues of racial injustice.

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May 22, 2020

Celebrate Memorial Day in Our Hearts and Souls

Although celebrations for Memorial Day will be limited, as we social distance in our backyards with family, their collective memory is ever present in our hearts and souls.

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May 04, 2020

Proud to Offer Faster COVID-19 Results

I am thrilled to announce that the residents of Greater Bristol now have access to faster COVID-19 test results as a result of the Bristol Health Laboratory adding the ARIES System to its molecular testing arsenal.

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Mar 31, 2020

HEALTHY LIVING: Make emotional health a priority during these trying times

During times of increased stress, we have to consider our emotional immune system. Our emotions play a significant role in how our body responds to stressful situations. To care for our family members and all those in our lives, we have to take care of ourselves as well.

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Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus Hits Home

Barwis on Bristol: A March 31, 2020 update from CEO & President Kurt A. Barwis on the coronavirus.

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Mar 20, 2020

Latest Updates Concerning the Coronavirus

With the ongoing concern pertaining to the coronavirus, I want to remind everyone that this, once again, is a time for collaboration and kindness. Bristol Health continues to do the utmost to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and community during this public health crisis. Thank you to all our patients and families for their continued support and understanding during this time.

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Mar 13, 2020

Letter to the Community Regarding the Coronavirus

In the spirit of our mission, Caring Today for Your Tomorrow, we want to assure you that Bristol Health is doing the utmost to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and community during this coronavirus public health crisis.

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Feb 25, 2020

Joint Commission: Great Work Done at Bristol Health

In Fall 2019, six Joint Commission healthcare surveyors visited Bristol Health to conduct a review that monitored how well Bristol Health staff performs in key areas.

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Feb 25, 2020

Joint Commission: Great Work Done at Bristol Health

In Fall 2019, six Joint Commission healthcare surveyors visited Bristol Health to conduct a review that monitored how well Bristol Health staff performs in key areas.

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Feb 10, 2020

Celebrating Safety

Bristol Hospital recently celebrated being free of any serious safety events in over a year. Our hospital joins Ingraham Manor who also recently celebrated over a year since its last serious safety event.

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Feb 04, 2020

HEALTHY LIVING: Learn the signs of heart disease

February is American Heart Month and there is no better time to discuss and raise awareness about heart disease.

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Jan 21, 2020

Healthy Living: Set some health goals you can stick to for 2020

Every year millions around the world see the New Year as a fresh start and an opportunity to accomplish big goals in the upcoming year. Many of us have started previous years with the resolve to lose 20 pounds, run a 5K, meditate more or eat less sugar, only to be exhausted and frustrated by February. So how do we create a plan for 2020 (and beyond) that we can actually stick to?

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