Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute

What is the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute?

The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute at Bristol Hospital is a joint affiliation between the Hoffman Heart Institute of Connecticut, located at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and Bristol Hospital's cardiology services. Bristol Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center share a wealth of diagnostic, treatment and clinical research and patient education resources. The Institute participates in internationally recognized studies, as well as research sponsored by the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute.

How are Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute and Bristol Hospital working together?

Our philosophy is to bring the "best practices" of a large cardiovascular specialty center to our community Hospital. This means that we will participate jointly in the development of programs to assure the highest quality of care. This includes education of physicians and patients, advancement of protocols and clinical pathways, outcome data review and assessment, as well as a focus on continuity of care when patients transfer between facilities.
 
Consistent with our goal to improve the cardiac services for our community, Bristol Hospital continues to offer a full array of diagnostic cardiology services at the Hospital campus, including stress tests with and without nuclear imaging, Holter monitoring and echocardiography.
 
The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute at Bristol Hospital provides patients and the community with the highest level of cardiology expertise. Local care is facilitated whenever possible, and when the necessity to transfer for advanced cardiac services arises, excellent care coordination is provided through our partner affiliation with The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
 
Our community outreach and local focus will remain. The current Heartworks cardiac rehab programs continue to serve recovering patients here in the Bristol community. The Heartworks Cholesterol Management Program serves as an outreach and prevention program serving the local cardiovascular needs of our community.
 
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