News & Events

March 2011

A Crucial Conversation

National Healthcare Decision Day is April 16. In this video, Liz Fracchia, RN, Palliative Care Program Coordinator at Backus, discusses...

Screening Saves Lives

March is colon cancer awareness month. In this video, Dr. Shivani Sood, a gastroenterologist at Backus and Norwich GI Associates,...

Food Policy Council Created in New London

Backus Hospital — together with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, F.R.E.S.H. New London, TVCCA and others...

Backus donors are the region’s real safety net

Backus Hospital’s first Philanthropy Day had a distinctive family flair. There was the Martinelli family, whose donation helped Backus purchase a device that helps stroke victims and others learn to swallow again. There was the Lord family, who provided funding for MyHealthDirect, a computerized way to connect people without medical homes to primary care providers, thus decreasing costly and ineffective emergency room visits.

A Gift from the Heart

During Philanthropy Day at Backus March 22, special recognition was given to Fred and Erin Martinelli, whose donation of a...

Planting the Seed of Giving

“To change the world, start in your backyard,” was the theme of this year’s Philanthropy Day at Backus which took...

Food Policy Council grows from partnership

Arthur Lerner, Executive Director of Food: Resources, Education, Security, Health (FRESH) New London, has spent countless hours fighting to improve the community’s access to healthy food.

Food Policy Council Created

Backus Hospital — together with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, F.R.E.S.H. New London, TVCCA and others — announced the creation of the New London County Food Policy Council Monday. The event, held at the Gemma A. Moran United Way Labor Food Center, was attended by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney. The council is “a partnership for food, nutrition and well being.

Patients sought for anti-coagulation study at Backus

When a blood clot forms as part of the body's normal repair process, there is little cause for alarm. But when a clot forms when it is not needed, it can have potentially significant consequences.