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Hundreds attend Plainfield ED ribbon-cutting

More than 375 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Plainfield Backus Emergency Care Center on Tuesday, the latest sign of community support for the project.

Backus to host ribbon-cutting for the Plainfield Emergency Department

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and barbecue celebrating the new Plainfield Backus Emergency Care Center on Tuesday, June 26, from 4-6 p.m. at 582 Norwich Road in Plainfield.

Backus Nurse Residents Graduation

Backus Hospital’s Nurse Residency Graduation had a musical flair to it on June 6, starting with a musical performance of...

Backus recognized for stroke initiatives

NORWICH – The American Heart Association has recognized the Backus Stroke Center for meeting national standards for stroke care. The Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award is one of the many initiatives Backus will be celebrating during National Stroke Awareness Month.

Backus Communications Department takes home 11 Lamplighter awards

NORWICH – The Backus Communications Department received 11 awards from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo) Thursday night, including...

Nightingale Awards Night 2012

Eleven Backus nurses were recognized along with many of their peers from the region during the 2012 Nightingale Awards Event that took place May 10 at the Mystic Marriott in Groton. View the photo gallery to see several photos from the gala event.

Employee Recognition 2012

Backus employees celebrating career milestones were honored during the 55th Annual Employee Recognition Dinner Thursday night at Foxwood's Grand Pequot Tower Ballroom. With a combined 3,705 years of service to the hospital, these employees were recognized for their dedication and teamwork. View a few candid photos from this event.


The theme of this year’s National Hospital Week is “Making Miracles Happen”. This video shows a few of the talented...

35th Annual Volunteer Awards and Recognition Luncheon

On Friday, April 27, Backus hosted its 35th Annual Volunteer Awards and Recognition Luncheon honoring the 482 volunteers who have collectively given 46,100 hours of service to the organization. There were lots of smiles and many great moments during the popular event which recognizes all of the great work done by these dedicated volunteers. Here are a few photos from the event.

Top-notch nurses named Nightingales

Ten Backus Hospital nurses and one Backus Home Health Care nurse will receive Nightingale Awards this year. Originally developed by the Visiting Nursing Association of South Central Connecticut, the Nightingale Awards recognize exceptional nurses and promote the nursing profession.