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Windham Hospital & Backus Hospital Doctors' Day 2019

We have 4,000 great reasons to celebrate Doctors' Day. On National Doctors' Day, we're thanking the 4,000 doctors who practice throughout Hartford HealthCare. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the doctors who practice at Windham Hospital and Backus Hospital. windhamhospital.org backushospital.org

Opioid Reversal Drug in Hospitals

The state of Connecticut is making available to hospital emergency rooms an opioid reversal drug. Hartford HealthCare's Dr. William Horgan has details.



We've got the shoreline covered.

Hartford HealthCare is now taking care of Southeastern Connecticut.




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Backus Hospital Named ‘Baby-Friendly’ Birthing Center by International Health Group

Backus Hospital has been named a Baby-Friendly birthing center by Baby-Friendly USA, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based [...]

Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St. [...]

St. Vincent’s Medical Center joins Hartford HealthCare

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is now officially part of Hartford HealthCare. On Tuesday, Hartford HealthCare completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and its related operations, from Ascension. During a special ceremony and celebration, employees and leaders noted the rich history [...]

Heart & Vascular Institute Has a New Home in Norwich

Because of the continued expansion of services, the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute has officially moved its Norwich office, formerly at 164 Otrobando Ave., to a newly renovated 7,000-square-foot space at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich (the former Ames plaza).  The new center offers comprehensive and convenient outpatient services [...]

A Parents’ Guide to the Best Back-to-School Routine for Kids

By Lisa Hageman, RN Preventive Medicine Initiative Manager Backus Hospital For parents, back-to-school is a great time to establish new routines and refocus on healthy habits early in the year. All kids can start the day right with a healthy breakfast that will provide them with needed fuel and energy. [...]

Sepsis: A Minor Infection Becomes Deadly

Sepsis can kill anyone. Boxer Muhammad Ali, Pope John Paul II and Muppets creator Jim Henson are among the people who have died from complications related to sepsis, the body’s extreme reaction to infection that causes tissue damage, organ failure and, in these severe cases, death. Sepsis is often referred [...]


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The Latest in Robotics Technology

Backus uses the latest techniques and technology, including minimally invasive robotic
procedures, to treat a full range of general surgery conditions.



Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Breastfeeding Support Group

This support group is for new mothers and their babies from birth to 6 months old. Registration is not required, they meet twice a week on [...]

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Breast Cancer Support Group

Support Group for patients with stages 1-3 breast cancer

To rsvp, please call 860-425-3870

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Breastfeeding Support Group

This support group is for new mothers and their babies from birth to 6 months old. Registration is not required, they meet twice a week on [...]


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