News & Events

September 2011

Backus to offer free prostate cancer screening

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will offer free prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s Ambulatory Medical Care Center, which is off the main lobby.

Backus to host “Seeing Stars: A Concussion Discussion”

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital is presenting “Seeing Stars:  A Concussion Discussion” on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:30 to...

Backus Auxiliary to Host Mini Golf Tournament

BOZRAH – The William W. Backus Hospital Auxiliary will host its eighth annual mini golf tournament on Saturday, September 24 at Knolls and Holes Course at Odetah Camping Resort.

Fitch affirms high bond rating for Backus

NORWICH – Despite a weak economy and overall negative outlook for hospitals, Fitch Ratings has affirmed The William W. Backus Hospital’s A+ bond rating with a stable outlook.

Former Governor Rell to speak at Backus Cancer Survivors Event

NORWICH – Former Connecticut Governor and breast cancer survivor M. Jodi Rell will be the keynote speaker at The William W. Backus Hospital’s Cancer Survivors Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital grounds.

Backus Kicks Off “Enjoy LIFE” Series

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will kick off its new Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness and Exercise) series with a presentation on “No Bones About It” by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ammar Anbari on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6:30-8 p.m.. at the Plainfield Recreation Center, 482 Norwich Road. Dr. Anbari, a member of the Backus Medical Staff, will discuss tips for healthy

Limit exposure to 9/11 anniversary media hype

The 10thanniversary of the events we now call simply “9/11” can be a time for reflection and remembrance. As the horrific events of that day play out again and again in the media, it’s important not to become re-traumatized, said James O’Dea, PhD, Vice President for Service Line Development at Backus Hospital.

Backus Weathers the Storm

Although the days following Tropical Storm Irene have been a challenge for many in the community who have been without...