Compassionate No Visitor Policy

Effective Friday, Nov. 13, due to the increasing number of COVID cases throughout Greater Bristol, a compassionate NO VISITOR policy will go into effect. Compassionate care exceptions for end of life patients will be made on a case-by-case basis by the nursing supervisor. Thank you for your understanding and we will provide updates as this visitor policy is revised.

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."

Bristol Health earns Silver Recognition in ENA Baldrige-based Awards

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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
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
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
Silver Recognition in the 2020 ENA Baldrige-based Quality Awards
Magnet Nursing
5 Stars for Home Care
Straight 'A' Hospital
Press Ganey Leading Innovator

News, Advice & Stories

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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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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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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Aug 09, 2019

Mental Health Treatment Safe Space | Bristol Health News

New makeover will include new 10-bed section with impact-resistant windows, locked doors and weighed down chairs. This design is to help mental health patients.

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May 15, 2019

Bristol Hospital's Care Quality | Bristol Health News

Bristol Hospital has recieved "A" ratings for saftey since fall of 2017. The grades are given based on performance in preventing medical errors and accidents.

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May 07, 2019

Bristol Hospital Nurse Recognition | Bristol Health News

Bristol Health recognizes the excellence and achievements of its nursing staff at the third annual Nursing Dinner held during National Nurses Week.

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May 05, 2019

2019 Nightingale Award Winners | Bristol Health News

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing are open to all health care settings and all are available to participate and considered for recognition.

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Mar 24, 2018

Bristol Hospital Robotic Surgery | Bristol Health News

Bristol Hospital has performed over 785 robotic cases and that number is increasing due to state-of-the-art technologies and systems that lower surgery risks.

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