News & Events

March 2013

Patient Safety Awareness Week Pt. 3

It’s no secret, medical mistakes occur at hospitals. In recognition of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, our latest videos focus...

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Vol. 42, No. 10

Miss Miller marks end of an era

In honor of Miss Dorothy Miller, RN, a Backus icon who passed away Wednesday, we have posted a story about her retirement that appeared in HospiTell in 1987. Miss Miller, may you rest in peace.

Backus to host cancer screening

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host oral, head and neck cancer screenings on Thursday, April 11, from...

The Blizzard at Backus

While businesses and schools were closed and roads were nearly impassable, Backus Hospital was open and ready to serve the community during the Blizzard of 2013. Staff pulled together to help and provide care to our patients while crews kept the roads and walkways around the hospital clear.

What to drink: The good, the bad, the ugly

You’ve seen the commercials. Someone gulps down an energy drink and is able to conquer the world, and then some,...

Flu subsides, visitor restrictions lifted

NORWICH – Due to decreasing flu activity in the community, the Backus Health System Monday lifted its visitor restrictions. This...

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Vol. 42, No. 9