News & Events

October 2013

Backus named top performing hospital

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Wednesday by The Joint Commission,...

Dr. King’s vision lives on at annual scholarship dinner

“Without Backus, I would not be able to pursue Dr. King’s dreams in my life.” This is the powerful message...

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Vol. 42, No. 43

Compartment

The intense feeling of aching pain in a limb during exertion is a common complaint.  When the pain is easily...

Appreciation for diversity promoted at multicultural fair

“Our children, our future” was the impetus behind this year’s Multicultural Health Fair, held on Thursday, Oct. 10 in the...

Backus to offer free prostate cancer screenings

(Norwich, Conn.) – The William W. Backus Hospital will host a free prostate cancer screening clinic on Saturday, Nov. 9,...

Diabetes self-management class Nov. 13

The Backus Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism will present “Making the Connection: Lifestyle, Obesity and Diabetes” on Wednesday, Nov....

Cancer Survivors Day 2013

Former UConn Huskies men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun was the keynote speaker during Baskus Hospital's recent 2013 Cancer Survivors Day. Calhoun, a cancer survivor himself, spoke about his own experience with the disease and encouraged other survivors and their caregivers.

Backus nursing school’s oldest living grad turns 100

Picture it: Backus Hospital, 1934. Our country is finally taking baby steps toward recovering from the Great Depression. That year,...

Cancer Survivors Ready to Take Center Stage

Backus Cancer Survivors are all fired up to raise funds for breast cancer. To learn more about the Survivors in...