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Laura Beth Seder Memorial Golf Tournament

The Laura B. Seder Memorial Golf Tournament that took place Friday, October 5th at the Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug was a great success. The weather was perfect and the golfers and sponsors had a great time. Thanks to all who contributed through their sponsorships and participation. Funds raised from this meaningful outing will be directed to the Laura B. Seder Memorial Fund in support of the Backus Breast Health Initiative.

Backus Hosts Fourth Annual Multicultural Health Fair

The tastes of native dishes and sounds of ethnic music were evident Thursday as the Backus Hospital conference rooms were transformed into a meeting of countries at the fourth annual Multicultural Health Fair.

Step Out walk at Ocean Beach Park

Hundreds of people helped to join in the fight against diabetes during the American Diabetes Association's Step Out walk to stop diabetes Sunday, Sept. 23, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Many local teams, including one from Backus, took part in the event which was blessed by beautiful weather and a brisk breeze coming in off the ocean. Thanks to all of those who participated and who volunteered their time to help raise money to help fight this disease that has touched 296,000 lives in Connecticut this year.

Backus to sponsor smoking cessation program

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will offer the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program focusing on group support and behavior modification beginning August 21.

Backus Hospital offers cancer support group

NORWICH – Backus Hospital is offering a monthly support group on the second Tuesday of each month for cancer patients, survivors and their families. July’s session will discuss communicating with your provider on Tuesday, July 10, from 5-6 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference room #1 on 326 Washington Street.

Skies clear in time for Plainfield Relay for Life

In the morning there was a downpour. But when the Plainfield Relay for Life began Saturday at 11 a.m. the skies had cleared and cancer survivors, caregivers, families and friends flocked to Lions Field next to the Plainfield Town Hall for the 10th anniversary of The Relay For Life of Eastern Connecticut. Backus' Wendy Brennan headed up an enthusiastic team of helpers and participants at this year's event.

Backus offers tips to avoid heat-related illness

NORWICH – As we experience potentially record-breaking temperatures and humidity, Steven Powell, MD, a pulmonologist on The William W. Backus Hospital Medical Staff, said heat is one of the most dangerous weather conditions.

A big day for Backus preschoolers

Preschool graduates at the Mary Allen Ross Child Care Center at Backus were honored Wednesday, June 13 with a special Goodbye Party at the center. As parents and family members applauded, each child was handed a diploma and book, a collection of photos, artwork and notes from the child. The center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and many of the children graduating have been there since they were infants.

Norwich Relay for Life 2012

Cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and family gathered at Dodd Stadium in Norwich Saturday, June 9, for the 2012 Relay For Life. Backus is proud to be one of the sponsors of this annual event which brings the community together to celebrate the lives of those touched by cancer.

Are You Prepared?

As Hurricane Sandy threatens to have major impact on the east coast, Backus helps prepare southeastern Connecticut with this video...