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Backus Auxiliary awarded 10K in scholarships

NORWICH – The Backus Hospital Auxiliary awarded $10,000 in scholarships to local students pursuing careers in health care at its...

2013 Nightingales

This year’s “rock stars” of nursing will be honored at the annual Nightingale Awards ceremony May 9 at Mystic Marriott...

Miss Miller marks end of an era

In honor of Miss Dorothy Miller, RN, a Backus icon who passed away Wednesday, we have posted a story about her retirement that appeared in HospiTell in 1987. Miss Miller, may you rest in peace.

Cancer Survivors Day 2012

More than 600 cancer survivors, families and friends gathered Saturday at Backus Hospital to celebrate survivorship. As part of Cancer Survivors Day some speakers spoke about their own experiences with cancer and Bernie Siegel, MD, a nationally recognized inspirational speaker and author, spoke about the importance of surrounding yourself with love and support while going through treatments. View the photos in this gallery and to learn more about the Backus Center for Cancer Survivorship go to http://backushospital.org/survivorship

Backus Joins In Heart Walk 2012 at Rocky Neck State Park

A team of hearty walkers from Backus joined groups from throughout the region for the annual Heart Walk at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic Sunday morning. The event, which supports the American Heart Association, raises money to help in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Thanks to all of the Backus staff, Backus volunteers and their families and friends for taking part in this event.

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.

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.

Weight loss program begins Aug. 23

The next Backus Weight Loss and Wellness Program will be Aug. 23–Dec. 20. The 18-week program includes meetings each Thursday (excluding Thanksgiving week) from 5-6 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center off Interstate 395 in Norwich. The comprehensive program includes education and support from registered dietitia