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CHEFA Grant To Benefit Behavioral Health Services At Bristol Hospital

BRISTOL, Conn.—Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group Inc, is the recipient of a generous $75,000 grant that was recently awarded by the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).
The CHEFA grant will be used to upgrade and renovate the hospital’s current behavioral health area. This includes providing a more efficient patient experience from assessment and triage in the Emergency Center to treatment in the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit. The renovations include upgrading the current crisis area in the Emergency Center for patients with mental illness and substance abuse/dependence as well as numerous renovations in the hospital’s Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit.
In attendance at the check presentation included Bristol Hospital staff (from left): Josephine Soucy, RN, MSN, CCRN, NE-BC, director of clinical operations, Emergency Center; Karen Eisenhauer, RN, MSN, director of behavioral health services; Diane Bernier, MSN, RN-BC, operations manager, mental health services; and from CHEFA: Jeffrey Asher, executive director; and David Wasch, government programs specialist.