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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).

Cancer Survivors Day 2012

More than 600 cancer survivors, families and friends gathered Saturday at Backus Hospital to celebrate survivorship. As part of Cancer Survivors Day some speakers spoke about their own experiences with cancer and Bernie Siegel, MD, a nationally recognized inspirational speaker and author, spoke about the importance of surrounding yourself with love and support while going through treatments. View the photos in this gallery and to learn more about the Backus Center for Cancer Survivorship go to http://backushospital.org/survivorship

Dr. Foley inducted as CSMS president

John Foley, MD, tells people he learned the science of medicine at college, but he learned how to be a doctor in the halls of Backus Hospital.

Backus, Uncas Health partner to eliminate whooping cough

With cases of pertussis, also known as “whopping cough” rising at alarming rates, Backus Hospital is partnering with the Uncas Health District to protect infants by providing immunizations for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

‘Affiliation’ is the right word for our future

The following column from Backus President and Chief Executive Officer appeared in HospiTell, Backus Hospital’s weekly newsletter. Dear Colleagues: “Independence”...