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Respiratory Therapist earns asthma educator certification

More than two years into a three-year Community Health Improvement Plan, Backus is making strides to meet the healthcare needs of eastern Connecticut as identified by Holleran, a national healthcare research firm that conducted a needs survey of the community in 2010.

Backus MIS among nation’s elite for EMR integration

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital continues to be recognized nationally for adoption of information technology, with the latest milestone being among the best for implementing an electronic medical record (EMR).

Backus collection lab moving to new Norwichtown home

NORWICH – To enhance convenience for patients, Backus Hospital will move the lab drawing station on the hospital’s ground floor at 326 Washington Street in Norwich to a newly constructed facility next to United Community and Family Services at 55 Town Street in Norwichtown.

CDC and FDA perform multistate meningitis outbreak investigation

NORWICH – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, have recently announced a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product.

Dr. Foley inducted as CSMS president

John Foley, MD, tells people he learned the science of medicine at college, but he learned how to be a doctor in the halls of Backus Hospital.

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.

Panera Waterford and Foxwoods to offer Pink Ribbon Bagels to Benefit Backus Hospital During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

anera Breads in Waterford and Mashantucket (Foxwoods), CT are once again inviting their customers to join the fight against breast cancer by enjoying a signature Pink Ribbon Bagel for breakfast, lunch or dinner during national Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Backus, Uncas Health partner to eliminate whooping cough

With cases of pertussis, also known as “whopping cough” rising at alarming rates, Backus Hospital is partnering with the Uncas Health District to protect infants by providing immunizations for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

New coordinator helps breast cancer patients navigate system

This year alone, it is estimated that 250,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office and being told that you or your loved one has breast cancer.

Backus to host blood drive

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host an American Red Cross Blood in the hospital’s entry-level conference rooms 1-3 at 326 Washington Street in Norwich on Friday, Aug. 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.