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Sprague Community Center Coordinator receives Backus President’s Award

NORWICH – Sprague Community Center Outreach Coordinator Brenda Keefe is the recipient of the Backus 2013 President’s Award. The award,...

Students learn motor vehicle safety from former Backus patient

For many Backus staffers, the name Matthew Crowe evokes bittersweet memories. Three years ago, Crowe, a 17-year-old from Griswold was...

Survivors In Fashion fire up crowd

It’s safe to say that the breast cancer survivor models once again wowed the crowd as they took stage at...

Flu

Fight the flu in three easy steps

If you’ve ever had the flu, the flashbacks of fever, headache and body aches are probably enough to make you...

Dr. King’s vision lives on at annual scholarship dinner

“Without Backus, I would not be able to pursue Dr. King’s dreams in my life.” This is the powerful message...

Compartment

The intense feeling of aching pain in a limb during exertion is a common complaint.  When the pain is easily...

Appreciation for diversity promoted at multicultural fair

“Our children, our future” was the impetus behind this year’s Multicultural Health Fair, held on Thursday, Oct. 10 in the...

Backus nursing school’s oldest living grad turns 100

Picture it: Backus Hospital, 1934. Our country is finally taking baby steps toward recovering from the Great Depression. That year,...

Birthing Center busy with baby boom

The Backus Birthing Center had perhaps its busiest stretch in its long history, with 17 babies filling the unit by...

Cancer Survivors Day brings out the best in all

Messages of overcoming prostate, skin and lung cancer is not unusual at Backus Cancer Survivors Day. But that message coming...