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New visitation policy more comforting for patients

Backus has changed its visitation policy to 24 hours per day, seven days per week except for designated areas such as the Birthing Center, Critical Care Unit, Same Day Surgery, Psychiatric Services and the Emergency Department.

Dr. David Katz offers hope to curb obesity

“Obesity is our greatest health concern in this country and most out of control,” said David Katz, MD, a nationally...

Script for Health

This summer and fall Backus collaborated with United Community & Family Services and Generations Family Health Center on a new...

Great Tips for Beating the Heat

The forecast calls for some hot days ahead. It’s important to play it smart and find ways to keep cool....

Backus receives statewide community service award

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will receive the statewide Community Service Award for its Enjoy LIFE program, which focused on reducing obesity and giving eastern Connecticut residents tools they can use throughout their lives to sustain healthy lifestyles.

Have fun learning about summer safety

NORWICH – Learning how to stay safe can be fun at The William W. Backus Hospital’s annual Safety Camp on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot outside the Backus Medical Office Building.

What’s the Buzz? Take the bite out of mosquitoes

All signs point to an excessively high number of mosquitoes this year. In this video, Backus Infectious Control Coordinator Robin...

Backus Auxiliary donates $80,000 to fight obesity and provide scholarships

The William W. Backus Hospital Auxiliary Tuesday donated $80,000 in scholarships and fundraising at its annual membership tea, which is held each year during National Hospital Week.

Backus Pink Fair to focus on women’s health and wellness

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host the third annual Pink Fair on Thursday, May 5, from 3-6 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference rooms.

Women’s health and robotics will be focus of April 27 event

NORWICH – Backus Hospital and United Community & Family Services will host a women’s health and robotic surgery event on Wednesday, April 27.