News & Events

May 2012

Hurricane help from Backus Hospital

“Be prepared” is a great motto for the Boy Scouts, but it’s important for everyone in a natural disaster — such as a hurricane.

Backus Hospital offers cancer support group

NORWICH – Backus Hospital is offering a monthly support group on the second Tuesday of each month for cancer patients, survivors and their families. June’s session will discuss handling fears and fear of reoccurrence on Tuesday, June 12, from 5-6 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference room #1 on 326 Washington Street.

Backus recognized for stroke initiatives

NORWICH – The American Heart Association has recognized the Backus Stroke Center for meeting national standards for stroke care. The Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award is one of the many initiatives Backus will be celebrating during National Stroke Awareness Month.

Backus Safety Camp 2012

Backus Safety Camp 2012 took place Saturday, May 19, and was a great success. The weather was perfect and there...

Backus Communications Department takes home 11 Lamplighter awards

NORWICH – The Backus Communications Department received 11 awards from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo) Thursday night, including...

Nightingale Awards Night 2012

Eleven Backus nurses were recognized along with many of their peers from the region during the 2012 Nightingale Awards Event that took place May 10 at the Mystic Marriott in Groton. View the photo gallery to see several photos from the gala event.

Backus Home Health Care, Atria Crossroads Place to offer health fair and picnic

NORWICH – Backus Home Health Care is partnering with Atria Crossroads Place to present a Health Fair and Picnic on Tuesday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Atria Crossroads Place, One Beechwood Drive in Waterford.

Backus Auxiliary gives $125K to Plainfield Emergency Department

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital Auxiliary donated its first installment of $125,000 to the Community Campaign for the Backus Plainfield Emergency Care Center at its annual membership tea yesterday.

Backus Auxiliary gives $15K in scholarships

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital Auxiliary donated $15,000 in scholarships to six local students at its annual membership tea today. Each year, the tea coincides with National Hospital Week, celebrated May 6-12.

Nurses Week 2012

National Nurses Week, May 6-12, is a time to thank, recognize and pay tribute to our nurses for all they...