News & Events

August 2013

Emergency preparedness put to the test

Quick action by employees keeps damage from fire to a minimum. The quick actions of four employees during a fire...

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Vol. 42, No. 35

Backus to host discussion on psoriatic arthritis

(Norwich, Conn.) – The William W. Backus Hospital will host “Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis” on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 5-6 p.m....

Backpack safety: Load it light, wear it right

School is back in session, so our latest Backus HealthBeat video focuses on backpack safety — learn how to pack...

Living beyond cancer

Backus has a number of special events and ongoing programs geared toward those surviving cancer, including: Cancer Survivors Day When:...

The genetics of cancer

Oncology group brings latest in hereditary testing to Eastern Connecticut Generation after generation, hereditary information has been passed from parent...

Sister Rita earns Papal honor

People tell Sister Rita she is a special person all the time. Patients, family members, staff, visitors, volunteers — nearly...

Junior Volunteer Recognition Night 2013

It was standing room only in the Backus conference rooms as the Junior Volunteers involved in the Backus Volunteer Bridge Program were recognized for their many hours of volunteer work for the hospital. Nearly 100 young people spent the summer helping around the hospital, transporting patients and job shadowing with staff.

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Vol. 42, No. 34

Hip and knee replacements best in the long run

More than ever before, baby boomers are turning to replacement surgeries to stay on the go. In our latest video,...