John Sanchirico of Bristol enjoys a moment with his Bristol Hospital caregiver while preparing to be discharged two days after his surgery. (l -r ) John Sanchirico, grateful patient; Lindsey Osborne, RN
Bristol native John Sanchirico chose Bristol Hospital when he needed complex abdominal surgery recently. He knew he had a choice of hospital and surgeons, but felt more comfortable in his hometown hospital, where he also works as a security guard.
"My family and me were given an in depth explanation of the procedure and the inspiration and encouragement I needed, that gave me trust and confidence."
As an employee of the hospital's security team, he is used to taking care of others, but watching over the operations of the hospital on a day-to day basis also convinced him what to do - it was a no-brainer to have his surgery at Bristol.
" I knew who was going to take care of me, and it's easier for my family to visit. I feel part of the hospital family, why would I go anywhere else!"
John's surgery went very well, and he was soon ambulating in the hallways and even the staircases. He credits his caregivers with his great outcome.
" They are top notch - here when I needed them, and always wiling to go the extra mile. My family and I really appreciated that."
John is proud to support the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation through its Annual Fund.
"It's important to support my local hospital because I want to see it grow and be here for those in need in years to come, and I feel strongly about that."
Dr. Sayre, Brian Dehm and Dr. Scoppetta
Not too long ago, one of our own board members realized firsthand how vital Bristol Hospital is to our community. It was business as usual for Brian Dehm, president at Tracy-Driscoll Insurance & Financial Services, who also volunteers as our Bristol Hospital Golf Classic chairman, until he had to undergo an emergency appendectomy. He could have chosen any hospital, but chose Bristol even though he lives in Simsbury. “I knew I could count on the Emergency Department, Drs. Sayre and Scoppetta as surgeons, the nurses, and all the caregivers here at Bristol Hospital when I needed them most. We’re all fortunate the hospital is here, and that’s why I support it monetarily, and as a volunteer.”