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20 reasons to have a Primary Care Provider

1. Continuity of Care: Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) will have a better overall understanding of your health issues and family...

Take precautions to avoid injury this winter

With the snow showers in the forecast this week, it’s a perfect time to remind ourselves of winter safety measures....

Distinguished doctor fondly remembered

Backus Hospital’s first vascular surgeon, Anthony D. Tramontozzi, MD, passed away on Dec. 29. He was 82.

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.

Backus volunteer, breast cancer survivor authors children’s book

With a full-time position working for the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Oakdale resident Carol Majewski had a vision of...

Backus names three new Board members

NORWICH – The Backus Health System added three new members – a physician, a nurse and a college administrator – to its Corporation Board of Directors and The William W. Backus Hospital Board of Trustees at its Annual Meeting Wednesday.

Backus Hospital offers asthma education classes

NORWICH – Backus Hospital will host a series of four asthma education classes on Mondays Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center, 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.

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.

Halloween at the Hospital

Every Halloween the children from the Mary Allen Ross Child Care Center at Backus put on a special T-shirt or hat and visit staff at the hospital for a little fun and a few treats. Not to be outdone by these creative youngsters, many staff also get into the spirit of things with a few costumes of their own. The crew from Inpatient Rehabilitation Services go all out each year with themed costumes. This year, each month of the year was represented by one of the staff in costume.

Dealing with the aftermath of Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy officially behind us, the communities of eastern Connecticut now must cope with her devastation. Those left without power may be running their homes on generators while others are using chain saws to clear fallen trees.