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Message from the President

Welcome to Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, Inc. As our mission states, we are “committed to enhancing the health and well-being of our community.”  From Emergency Services and Cancer Care, to a state of the art Surgical Center, we are here 24/7 for your family, friends, and neighbors. To create greater access for our patients, we have designed our website to help you easily find the information you need to learn about our services, physicians, programs, and locations.  We also have an inclusive health and wellness resource that we hope you will use to research procedures, wellness programs and screening information.  
I recently visited with a patient who had just had some complex abdominal surgery performed here. He told me he chose to have his surgery at Bristol Hospital because he knew he could get excellent care right here in his hometown, with his family close by.  “My surgeon is top in his field and came highly recommended,” he said. “The care is top notch and it’s easier for my family to visit. Why should I go anywhere else!” We have an outstanding medical staff of more than 200 physicians, representing over 40 specialties. Our nurses led Bristol Hospital in achieving Magnet status through the American Nurses Credentialing Center which recognizes the nurses impact on quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovation in professional nursing practice. Each and every one of our more than 1,500 dedicated employees contributes to making Bristol Hospital the first choice for medical care in our community.
This is a remarkable time of challenge and change for Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, Inc. As we continue to build on a tradition of providing compassionate care, we are continuously looking for ways to expand our reach and accessibility within the community.   We work diligently to reinvest in our facilities, and to expand our services.  We offer some of the most advanced treatments available, close to home, so that patients can remain close to family and friends while receiving the cutting-edge care they need.  We shape our vision for the future by the strength of our mission and the dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff working together as an interprofessional team.  Our number one priority is to provide the safest and highest quality of care for you and your family.
As a not-for-profit community hospital, your input, satisfaction, and support are critical to our success and the continued growth of services.  I encourage you to visit our hospital, speak with our medical and nursing staff, and learn how Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, Inc. can support your health and wellness needs.   
The healthcare climate continues to evolve, and as it does we will continue providing the safest in quality care for our patients, and work to surpass your expectations. We will focus our efforts, ensuring that we keep ahead of the curves.  Moving forward,  state-of-the-art enhancements will advance our delivery of care, providing you with the peace of mind in knowing that right here in your own community is a hospital standing by whenever your family and loved ones need it.
Your feedback is critical to our ability to address the community’s needs.  Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts with us by sending a message through our contact page.  We value your opinion and ensure that all messages are read.    
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about how Bristol Hospital is there for you and your family, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Our priority is the health of our community and to that end, will work to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive care available today, and tomorrow -  extraordinary care, every day!  
Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, 
President and Chief Executive Officer