News & Events

Backus Hospital to Hold Blood Drive

NORWICH—The William W. Backus Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, July 2, from 7:00 a.m.-5:15...

Backus Oncology Radiation Services Transitions to HHC Cancer Institute

Backus Hospital’s Cancer Program took another big step in the creation of a comprehensive, coordinated system of care for cancer...

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Vol. 43, No. 25

Stress is unavoidable, but you can manage it.

Let’s face it: stress is a constant in our lives and cannot be avoided. So, stress management is the key, not stress elimination. Here are several ways to help us manage stress in our daily life.
- by Alice Facente

Naomi Nomizu, MD Named Backus Hospitalist Chief

Naomi Nomizu, MD, has been named the new chief of the Backus Hospitalist program. Doctor Nomizu began working as a...

Backus Safety Camp a big hit

The annual Backus Safety Camp, celebrating its 10th anniversary, was a big hit Saturday, June 14, with more than 450 people attending. The camp provides children and their families a chance to learn about safety and health issues including germs, lead paint, electricity and fire safety lessons. The event is organized by the Backus Trauma and EMS Departments and American Ambulance.

The e-cigarette debate

The e-cigarette debate continues, with politicians now joining the fray with efforts to ban electronic-cigarette companies from advertising their products...

Backus Hospital to Host Forum on Alzheimer’s

NORWICH—Backus Hospital will host a free educational forum on Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday, July 8, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the...

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Vol. 43, No. 24

33rd Annual Backus Golf Tournament

A little rain couldn't keep 136 golfers away as the braved soggy conditions to tee off in the 33rd annual Backus Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 5, at the Elmridge Golf Course in Pawcatuck. Funds raised at the event help to support community outreach programs.