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Backus Receives Blue Distinction Center+ Designation for Quality and Efficiency

The Blue Distinction® Designation Aids Consumers and Employers in Choosing High-Performing Hospitals NORWICH, CT – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield...

Affiliation agreement leads top accomplishments for 2012

Selecting the Top 10 Backus stories of 2012 wasn’t easy. From agreeing to an affiliation with Hartford HealthCare to a...

Backus Shows Support for Employee Family and Other Leukemia Patients

The William W. Backus Hospital Shows Support for Employee Family and Other Leukemia Patients by Holding Be The MatchSM Marrow Drive Just two weeks after her 25th birthday, Katelyn Spence was diagnosed with ALL – a form of leukemia. To say her life has changed in a matter of seconds is an understatement.

Record turn out for flu shots

Ninety-nine percent of Backus employees got their flu vaccinations, the highest number by far in the history of the institution.

Backus shines in 2012

NORWICH —Innovation, fiscal responsibility and a continued focus on providing health care in the community and outpatient settings led to a strong fiscal year for The William W. Backus Hospital.

Safety net group receives Backus President’s Award

NORWICH – Hospitals are generally considered safety nets in the community, especially their emergency departments. But in reality, taking care of people before they end up in the ER is much more strategic and effective.

New lab opens in Norwichtown

Backus’ new lab drawing station did a booming business during its first week in operation. “We had a huge turnout on Monday, more than we anticipated,” saidTimothy Shizume, DC, MT (ASCP), Director, Laboratory Services

Backus helps those impacted by Hurricane Sandy

The impact of Hurricane Sandy continues to be felt, even as another Nor-Easter hit the region on Wednesday.

Respiratory Therapist earns asthma educator certification

More than two years into a three-year Community Health Improvement Plan, Backus is making strides to meet the healthcare needs of eastern Connecticut as identified by Holleran, a national healthcare research firm that conducted a needs survey of the community in 2010.

Backus MIS among nation’s elite for EMR integration

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital continues to be recognized nationally for adoption of information technology, with the latest milestone being among the best for implementing an electronic medical record (EMR).