Cassie Gryczewski is a first-year nurse who works on A-2. Beth Barnes has been a nurse for more than 30 years, the last eight in the Backus Emergency Department. Their lives intersected recently in Haiti, where they worked together on third shift in a cholera camp.
News & Events
With near record-breaking cold temperatures and higher than average snowfall in eastern Connecticut, the dangers of frostbite are real. According to the Backus Hospital Emergency Department, frostbite results when skin becomes exposed to extreme cold. Prolonged exposure leads to freezing the skin and tissue below.
Backus Hospital has a new television commercial about its surgical services, featuring patient testimonials, airing on Comcast and Metrocast. Watch...
Backus Hospital joined the rest of the community Wednesday, January 12, in clearing and shoveling more than a foot of snow that covered the region following a major storm. Thanks to everyone on the staff who helped to keep things running smoothly.
NORWICH – Take precautions when removing snow – snowblower and snow shoveling injuries are common this time of year. Dr. Tarik Kardestuncer, an orthopedic surgeon on the Backus Medical Staff, said every year he sees several snowblower injuries, usually occurring when someone sticks their hand in the machine.
PLAINFIELD – A new Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness & Exercise) Active Challenge program begins Thursday, Jan. 20, with an exercise variety show that includes a food demonstration by Backus Hospital dietitians, represtentatives from the Backus Weight Loss Center, Marie’s Fitness, Plainfield Curves and more.
Backus Hospital’s Critical Care Unit has gone 1,000 straight days without a central line infection, an accomplishment that places it among the best CCU’s in the nation.