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The impact of Hurricane Sandy continues to be felt, even as another Nor-Easter hit the region on Wednesday.
NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital has launched its fourth annual Circles of Care campaign to support the Backus Breast Health Initiative.
"The first Annual Patient Safety Fair at Backus took place Tuesday, March 6 in the hospital's main level conference rooms. The event featured several speakers including Owen McCusker, a Cyber Security and Safety Expert, who talked about cyber threats to computer systems. Setu Vora, MD, Medical Director of Critical Care Services and Physician Director of Performance Improvement, spoke about patient safety. A number of posters related to patient safety were on display during the event. "
Backus Hospital’s Critical Care Unit has gone 1,000 straight days without a central line infection, an accomplishment that places it among the best CCU’s in the nation.
Backus Hospital has been named a Primary Stroke Center by the state Department of Public Health, meaning it offers timely,...