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

BRISTOL, Conn. — Nov. 7, 2019 —  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. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care

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Bristol Hospital Celebrates the Opening of its New Behavioral Health Unit

BRISTOL, Conn.— On Aug. 9, 2019, Bristol Health celebrated the opening of its new outpatient behavioral health unit which is housed in the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center.
 
Bristol Health is in the midst of a major renovation and expansion of its Emergency Center as part of the Operation Ergency Campaign which is being coordinated by the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation. The purpose of the project is to enhance the physical environment of the Emergency Center to accompany the high-quality care provided by the emergency medicine team. The major component of Phase One of the renovation is the newly-constructed10-bed, 2700-square-foot behavioral health unit within the Emergency Center. Construction of the locked unit began in March and is exclusively for patients of the Emergency Center who are undergoing treatment for mental health and/or substance abuse conditions.

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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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Aug 09, 2019

Bristol Health Celebrates The Opening Of Its New 10-Bed Emergency Center Behavioral Health Unit

On Friday, Bristol Health celebrated the opening of its new outpatient behavioral health unit which is housed in the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center. Bristol Health is in the midst of a major renovation and expansion of its Emergency Center as part of the Operation Ergency Campaign which is being coordinated by the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation.

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Jul 03, 2019

Total Mechanical Systems, LLC, Makes A Generous Donation To The Beekley Center For Breast Health And Wellness At Bristol Hospital

Employees from Total Mechanical Systems. LLC, recently came to Bristol Hospital and presented staff from the hospital’s Beekley Center for Breast Health and Wellness with a generous $5000 donation.

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Jul 01, 2019

Ingraham Manor Celebrates Opening Of New Salon

On Monday, Ingraham Manor Skilled Nursing of Bristol Health celebrated its newly-upgraded beauty salon—now known as “Hair by IM” —with a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

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May 15, 2019

Bristol Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety for the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Bristol Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Bristol Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

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May 15, 2019

Bristol Health CEO Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, Elected Governor Of The American College Of Healthcare Executives

Bristol Health President and CEO Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, has been elected Governor within the American College of Healthcare Executives. Barwis’ three-year term began in March.

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Apr 03, 2019

Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group Now Rebranded As “Bristol Health”

Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group Inc. , which includes Bristol Hospital, Ingraham Manor, Bristol Home Care and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services and an integrated, multi-specialty physician group, is excited to announce it is rebranding to become “Bristol Health.”

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Mar 15, 2019

Bristol Hospital Nurses Encouraged To Pursue Certification

Obtaining certification licensure in a specialized nursing field takes expertise in knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences beyond the scope of a registered nurse. Currently Bristol Hospital has more than 130 certified nurses.

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Jan 14, 2019

Psoriatic Arthritis: More Than Skin Deep

Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by plaques of red skin covered with silver colored scales, it affects between 2 percent and 4 percent of the general population Usually patients are not aware that psoriasis can affect the joints.

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Jan 14, 2019

2018 Lights Of Love Campaign To Support Bristol Hospice Program

Bristol Hospital has once again launched its 2018 Lights of Love campaign to support the hospice program of Bristol Homecare and Hospice.

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Jan 14, 2019

Bristol Girl Scouts Services Donate Items To Bristol Hospital’s Families Are First Birthing Center

Bristol Hospital extends a special thank you to the Bristol Girl Scouts for a generous donation to the Families are First Birthing Center.

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Jan 14, 2019

Bristol Hospital’s WIC Program Provides Food And Nutrition Information To Families In Need

State residents who meet certain income and other requirements can obtain nutritious food and nutrition education through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program of Bristol Hospital.

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Jan 14, 2019

Beekley Center Celebrating Five Years Of Breast Health Success

Five years after its opening, the Beekley Center for Breast Health and Wellness at Bristol Hospital, continues to make a vital difference in the lives of hundreds of patients.

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Jan 14, 2019

Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group Honors Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman With A Hospital Champion Award

Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group honored Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman with a Hospital Champion award Tuesday morning for her tireless advocacy and support of not only Bristol Hospital but all the hospitals in Connecticut.

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Jan 14, 2019

Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group Adds Second Neurologist

The Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group has added another neurologist to its roster with the appointment of Kateryna Kurako, MD. Dr. Kurako sees patients at the Multi-Specialty Group office located at 61 Bradley St in Bristol.

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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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