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Don't Put Your Health on Pause

Andrew Lim, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Bristol Health, discusses how COVID-19 affected hospital emergency departments across the state and why continuing to receive your routine care is important during the pandemic.  

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Advancing Your Health Through Our Integrated Network of Care

President & CEO Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE joined the "MDAdvantage" Podcast to talk about his experience with coronavirus and how it's made him a better leader.

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Bristol Health launches telemedicine program to limit in-person contact, help flatten the coronavirus curve

By Justin Muszynski
The Bristol Press

Bristol Health Medical Group doctors have begun seeing many patients using a telemedicine video service that helps limit person-to-person contact and cut down on possible exposures to the coronavirus.

"Our priority is the health and safety of our patients as well as that of our physicians, providers and staff,” said Dr. Liran Blum, chairman of the Bristol Health Medical Group Board of Directors. “In order to comply with social distancing and in an effort to ‘flatten the curve’ of coronavirus spread, our physicians and administration are working collaboratively to transition most office visits to telehealth visits.”

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Recent News

Sep 16, 2020

Experts Say Routine Medical Care Is Important Amid Pandemic

Andrew Lim, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Bristol Health, discusses on NBC Connecticut how COVID-19 affected hospital emergency departments across the state and why continuing to receive your routine care is important during the pandemic.

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Jul 15, 2020

Bristol Health earns Silver Recognition from ENA

Bristol Health has become the first healthcare system in the state to earn a Silver Recognition, achieving the feat in the 2020 ExcellenceNorth Alliance (ENA) Baldrige-based Awards and Recognition.

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Jun 19, 2020

Bristol Health Changing The Focus Of Its COVID-19 Specimen Collection

Effective Saturday, June 20, Bristol Health will be converting its COVID-19 specimen collection to a model that concentrates on Bristol Health patients.

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May 04, 2020

Coronavirus survivor, 34-weeks pregnant, receives heartfelt goodbye

Nicole Nolan has become Bristol Hospital’s latest coronavirus survivor. Nolan, who is 34 weeks pregnant, was discharged from the hospital Friday.

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Apr 23, 2020

The head of Bristol Healthcare Kurt Barwis contracted COVID-19 and is discussing his experience.

Bristol Health President & CEO Kurt A. Barwis talks to WFSB about his experience with COVID-19 and his recovery.

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Apr 20, 2020

At Bristol Hospital, the top executive came down with COVID-19. He’s the face of recovery

As president of Bristol Hospital, Kurt Barwis spent March 27 reviewing preparations for the coronavirus wave, double-checking that his 1,700 employees were doing everything possible to keep themselves healthy.

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Apr 15, 2020

Bristol Hospital Workers Gather Daily to Pray for Patients, Community, & Colleagues

Hospital workers urging all of us to stay home as they find the strength to enter the hospital doors every day.

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Apr 15, 2020

Lisa Coates Featured on "Face of Connecticut"

Lisa Coates, LCSW, operations manager of the Bristol Health Counseling Center, was the featured guest on this Sunday's WTIC Face Connecticut public affairs program. Listen to her interview here.

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Apr 10, 2020

Bristol Hospital president and CEO returns to work after recovering from coronavirus, plans to donate plasma

Bristol Health President and CEO Kurt Barwis returned to the hospital Thursday after working from home since March 31, when he tested positive for coronavirus, and plans on donating plasma to help someone else with the virus.

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Apr 03, 2020

New relationship allows Bristol Hospital to get COVID-19 test results quicker

Bristol Hospital is now able to turn around COVID-19 test results in one to two days for inpatients and its healthcare workers.

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Mar 30, 2020

Bristol Health launches telemedicine program to limit in-person contact and help flatten the curve

Bristol Health Medical Group doctors have begun seeing many patients using a telemedicine video service that helps limit person-to-person contact and cut down on possible exposures to the coronavirus.

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Mar 24, 2020

Bristol Hospital asking for donations of personal protective equipment, other supplies

Bristol Hospital is continuing to prepare for a possible surge of coronavirus patients and is asking for donations of personal protective equipment and other supplies.

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Mar 21, 2020

Coronavirus testing continues at Bristol Health following first positive result

Local hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are continuing their work combating the spread of the virus.

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Mar 19, 2020

Bristol Hospital collects nearly 100 specimens Wednesday for coronavirus, expected to receive more kits

Bristol Hospital collected nearly 100 specimens to test for the coronavirus on Wednesday.

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Mar 19, 2020

Bristol Hospital receives large shipment of coronavirus tests, more expected

Bristol Hospital received a large shipment of coronavirus test kits on Thursday that is expected to last through the weekend and early next week.

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Christopher Boyle
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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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