News & Events

April 2013

It’s the season for sneezin’

Due to the lack of rain so far this spring, pollen counts are skyrocketing and so are the cases of...

Volunteers: The roots of our success

Question: Who works 45,000 hours - for free. Answer: The Volunteers at Backus Hospital. Friday, April 26, our volunteers were honored during a luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Norwich. The 496 volunteers have contributed 45,000 hours of service to the hospital and help out in 40 different departments. They are the “roots of our success” and we thank them for all they do.

Honoring our volunteers

We salute our volunteers at Backus. Our 496 volunteers contribute 45,000 hours of service to the hospital and help out...

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Vol 42, No. 17

Backus to sponsor smoking cessation program

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will offer the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program focusing on group...

2013 Nightingales

This year’s “rock stars” of nursing will be honored at the annual Nightingale Awards ceremony May 9 at Mystic Marriott...

Backus, ECHO Cancer Foundation bring award-winning artwork to community

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital, in partnership with Eastern Connecticut Hematology Oncology (ECHO) and the ECHO Cancer Foundation...

Boston bombing and other recent events can cause serial trauma

It started with Hurricane Sandy, with high winds and flooding tearing through the Northeast. Then there was the blizzard, which...

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Vol. 42, No. 16

33 Backus physicians named “Top Docs”

Thirty-three physicians on the Backus Hospital Medical Staff have been named to Connecticut Magazine’s annual listing of “top doctors” in...