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Joint Commission: Great Work Done at Bristol Health

By Leisa Zadrick, Systems Director Quality and Process Improvement

In Fall 2019, six Joint Commission healthcare surveyors visited Bristol Health to conduct a review that monitored how well Bristol Health staff: 

  • Provide a safe environment for patient care

  • Provide education about patient risks and options for diagnosis and treatment

  • Protect patient privacy and rights

  • Evaluate patient conditions before, during and after diagnosis and treatment

  • Protect patients against infections; and 

  • Plan for emergency situations 

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Learn the Signs of Heart Disease

By Liran Blum, MD

February is American Heart Month and there is no better time to discuss and raise awareness about heart disease. The major risk factors for heart disease are diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, physical inactivity and obesity. Unfortunately heart disease also has a genetic predisposition.

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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

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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Nov 20, 2019

HEALTHY LIVING: Tips to have a healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season. The holidays are a time of celebrating traditions and reconnecting with family and friends, but they can be an especially challenging few months for anyone trying to improve their diet. The following tips can help you manage your weight and maintain your health while still enjoying your favorite traditions.

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Nov 18, 2019

HEALTHY LIVING: Deciding when it's time for hospice

November is Home Care and Hospice month and it’s a good time to discuss hospice care and when it is appropriate. People often wonder when or if they should call hospice for help with a loved one.

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Nov 07, 2019

Straight A's for Patient Safety...Again

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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Sep 17, 2019

Non-Invasive Procedure An Option In Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose veins affect approximately 40 percent of the adult population and develop when deoxygenated blood isn't flowing normally through the veins in the legs. Usually blood flows from a series of superficial veins (those that lie beneath the skin), into deeper veins in the legs, then up to the heart.

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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 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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Jul 15, 2019

Palliative Care An Important Service 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 01, 2019

Practice Fireworks Safety All Summer Long

The summer is finally here and of course that includes Fourth of July celebrations with hot dogs and hamburgers, and of course fireworks. And although watching public fireworks displays is the safest way to enjoy the colorful pyrotechnics, there are many who will stay at home and shoot off their fireworks that they have purchased.

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