News & Events

June 2011

Backus stroke program receives state designation

NORWICH – The state Department of Public Health has re-designated Backus as a Primary Stroke Center, meaning the hospital provides the best evidence-based care for stroke patients.

New Backus TV Commercial Ready to Roll

The Backus Communications Department has produced a new television commercial that focuses on the hospital as a whole, including the...

Tony Bennett concert to benefit Backus volunteer program

MOHEGAN – Skybox tickets are on sale now for the upcoming Tony Bennett concert at the Mohegan Sun, which will benefit The William W. Backus Hospital volunteer program.

Backus receives statewide community service award

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will receive the statewide Community Service Award for its Enjoy LIFE program, which focused on reducing obesity and giving eastern Connecticut residents tools they can use throughout their lives to sustain healthy lifestyles.

Backus nurse named Healthcare Hero

NORWICH –  A nurse at The William W. Backus Hospital will receive a Healthcare Hero Award at the Connecticut Hospital Association...

Backus blood drive July 1

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will hold a blood drive Friday, July 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in its main lobby conference rooms.

Have fun learning about summer safety

NORWICH – Learning how to stay safe can be fun at The William W. Backus Hospital’s annual Safety Camp on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot outside the Backus Medical Office Building.

2011 Backus Golf Tournament

"Thanks to everyone involved in another successful Backus Hospital Golf Tournament. This was the 30th annual tournament and is a large fundraising event for the hospital. Special thanks to Tournament Sponsor Homecare Management Strategies/ Omni Medical Billing Plus and to all of our sponsors and the whole Backus team for helping out. A big thanks to the Food and Nutrition department for all of their hard work and great food! "

Norwich Relay for Life 2011

Hundreds of cancer survivors, their families and volunteers gathered at Dodd Stadium in Norwich Saturday, June 11 where they braved a few showers and took part in the 2011 American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Backus was proud to be one of the sponsors of this great event.

What’s the Buzz? Take the bite out of mosquitoes

All signs point to an excessively high number of mosquitoes this year. In this video, Backus Infectious Control Coordinator Robin...