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  • Ambulatory Medical Center

    Ambulatory Care at Backus Hospital provides outpatient services such as IV Therapy, chemotherapy, blood products, antibiotics, pain management, intravenous immunoglobulin, and other similiar services.

  • Anticoagulation Clinic

    The Anticoagulation Clinic is designed to assist physicians in improving quality of care provided to their patients on anticoagulation therapy.

  • Arthritis Center

    The Backus Hospital Arthritis Center offers patients comprehensive care in one spa-like location.

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  • Bariatrics

    The Backus Weight Loss Center, the only program of its kind in the region, combines surgery, nutrition education, psychiatric screenings and support groups to tackle one of the nation’s leading health problems – obesity. For some people who have tried dieting, exercise, drugs and other ways to lose weight, bariatric surgery is an option. Staffed by doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and dietitians, the weight loss center offers LAP-BAND® surgery, which gives obese patients a minimally invasive and safe surgical weight loss option, and the support they need to keep the pounds off and regain their health.

  • Birthing Center

    At The William W. Backus Hospital we have a proud tradition of providing thoughtful, personal maternity care.

  • Breast Center

    When women need breast health care, they turn to the Backus Breast Center, which offers the highest level of care, close to home. Backus offers the latest treatment options, technology and compassionate care in a community hospital setting.

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  • Cancer Center

    The William W. Backus Hospital offers a wide variety of cancer programs and services for the people of eastern Connecticut, including some that patients once had to travel long distances to receive.

  • Cardiology

    The cardiology department at Backus Hospital specializes in the diagnois and treatment of diseases and disorders of the heart.

  • Center for Healthcare Integration (CHI)

    CHI supports modern medicine with complementary therapies such as massage, guided imagery and pet therapy.

  • Colorectal Surgery

    Surgery to remove cancer is the most common treatment for all stages of colorectal cancer.

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    The Backus Hospital Heart and Wellness Program will strive to meet the special needs of adult patients and families who suffer from heart failure. Heart failure is a chronic, incurable, and often fatal disease. Our goal is to prolong life and improve our patient’s quality of life.

  • Convenient Care

    Backus Hospital's Convenient Care is a division of the Emergency Department that treats a wide range of immediate but non-life threatening conditions.

  • Critical Care

    The Florence H. Busby Critical Care Unit has been designed to provide the care and treatment needed for any patient requiring constant nursing observation. The unit has the ability to monitor 12 critically ill patients.

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  • Dermatology

    Dermatology is the medical specialty that concerns itself with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin.

  • Diagnostic Imaging

    The Diagnostic Imaging department is one of the hospital's busiest areas seeing tens of thousands of patients each year. It is fully equipped and expertly staffed to provide several distinct types of imaging studies.

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  • Emergency Services

    The Edward and Mary Lord Emergency Care and Trauma Center is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, providing comprehensive emergency medical treatment.

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

    The William W. Backus Hospital has established this Diabetes Management Center to provide comprehensive care to all residents throughout the region. A multi-disciplinary team collaborates with the primary care provider.

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  • Family Practice

    Family Medicine, also known as Family Practice or General Practice, is the speciality of medicine that provides comprehensive primary health care, regardless of the age or sex of the patient.

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  • Gastroenterology

    Gastroenterologists are specialists in the digestive system and its diseases.

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  • HIV & Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing

    The Clinics at 107 Lafayette Street provide confidential HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing, as well as education and ongoing counseling.

  • Home Health Care

    Backus Home Health Care is dedicated to providing professional, high quality, patient-centered home health and wellness care to the residents in the communities of Eastern Connecticut in support of the mission of The William W. Backus Hospital.

  • Hospitalist

    Hospitalists are doctors who work full-time to provide inpatient care, working in concert with primary care physicians who choose to participate in this program at Backus Hospital. These inpatient care physicians are one of the nation’s fastest-growing patient care trends.

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  • Internal Medicine

    Specialists in Internal Medicine provide long-term, comprehensive care of patients.

  • Interventional Radiology

    Interventional radiology procedures are an advance in medicine which involve no large incisions, less risk, less pain, shorter recovery times, and often replace open surgical procedures.

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  • Laboratory Services

    The Clinical Laboratory & Anatomical Pathology department of The William W. Backus Hospital encompasses a wide range of services.

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  • Nephrology

    Nephrology is the branch of medicine that specializes in kidney functions and the treatment of conditions and diseases of the kidneys.

  • Nutritional Counseling

    When you think of a "dietitian" the first thing that may come to mind is a medical professional whose job is to help you to drop those extra pounds. But while weight reduction is a component of a dietitian's role, it only one of the many services they provide.

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  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

    When you choose to have a child, you choose to alter the course of your life. You choose a new beginning. Whether it is your first child or your fifth, your life and that of your family will change forever and new challenges will arise.

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  • Pain Management

    The Pain and Palliative Center at Backus Hospital provides treatment for cancer pain, palliative care, and non-cancer related diagnosis.

  • Physician Services

    A wide range of surgical expertise is offered at two locations on Case Street in Norwichtown and the Backus Medical Office Building on Washington Street.

  • Psychiatry

    The mission of The William W. Backus Hospital Department of Psychiatric Services is to provide the highest quality mental health services to adults residing in the southeastern Connecticut. The department provides services for a wide range of psychiatric disorders and difficulties including individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness.

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    Pulmonary disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects nearly 2 million Americans and asthma more than 12 million. Prevention and rehabilitative care for patients with pulmonary disease reduce the need for hospitalization and improve survival.

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  • Radiation Therapy

    The Dr. Sultan Ahamed Radiation Therapy Center is dedicated to providing you with state-of-the-art, comprehensive radiation therapy for your cancer. Backus offers Image Guided Radiation Therapy, a leading-edge modality.

  • Rehabilitation Services

    The Department of Rehabilitation Services is a dedicated, dynamic, interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who provide customized, coordinated holistic care to patients.

  • Respiratory Therapy

    Backus Hospital's respiratory and cardiopulmonary departments cover a wide range of diagnostic procedures and treatments such as electroencephalogram (EEG), echocardiology, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

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  • Stroke Center

    Backus Hospital is a state-designated Primary Stroke Center, meaning it offers comprehensive stroke care and education for patients.To be a stroke center, hospitals must demonstrate they have the necessary infrastructure, staffing, training and programs to stabilize and treat stroke patients.

  • Surgical Services

    The surgical services department is one of the largest areas of the Backus Hospital facility, consisting of the following departments: Same Day Surgery, E-1 Surgical Suite. Pre-Admission Testing and Teaching (PAT), Operating Rooms, Endoscopy and Anesthesia.

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  • Trauma Center

    Backus Hospital operates the only Trauma Center east of the Connecticut River. Backus also has a support facility for LIFE STAR, Hartford Hospital's air medical transport helicopter.

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  • Urology Services

    Backus Hospital offers testing and treatments of disease and disorders of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system.

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  • Weight Loss and Wellness Program

  • Wound Care/Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    Non-healing wounds of all varieties are managed by our multidisplinary wound care specialists. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including diabetic ulcerations and complications of radiation therapy. The hospital has two hyperbaric chambers at the Backus Outpatient Care Center in Norwich.