Press release from Bristol Hospital:
BRISTOL MAYOR ART WARD’S CONDITION UPGRADED TO SERIOUS; MAKES PROGRESS AT BRISTOL HOSPITAL
Bristol, Conn.– Bristol Mayor Art Ward’s condition has been upgraded from Critical to Serious, as he continues treatment in the Intensive Care Unit at Bristol Hospital. Mayor Ward was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, December 4th following a choking incident.
A hypothermia protocol was completed successfully last week, and the Mayor continues to make appropriate progress after spending several days under heavy sedation for comfort measures. He is conscious, with stable vital signs.
Hypothermia protocol involves cooling of the core body temperature to preserve body function and organs after an acute medical event.
The Mayor’s family has requested that visitors continue to be restricted to immediate family members at this time.
Bristol Hospital will keep the news media updated on Mayor Ward’s condition with information, as directed by the family, and that is consistent with the release of information guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
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