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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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Diabetes? Follow This Doctor’s Cold-Weather Tips to Protect Feet

By Dr. Mark Tramontozzi For people with diabetes, the winter months are a time when more attention than usual should be given to the feet.  Diabetics are at risk for having reduced blood flow to the lower extremities, and the cold weather compounds this problem. The dry weather from being [...]

Legendary Physician Wins Institute of Living Burlingame Award

Dr. Hank Schwartz doesn’t throw the adjective “legendary” around loosely, so when he used it to describe this year’s winner of the Dr. C. Charles Burlingame Award, it spoke volumes. Indeed, that winner, Dr. Max Fink, a pioneer and champion of the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), has generated volumes [...]

Backus Hospital Nursing Alumnae Association honors Class of ’69

Members of the Backus Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association gathered at the East Region System Support Office Wednesady, Oct. 16, for their annual meeting. The class of 1969, celebrating their 50th graduation anniversary, received special mention during the event which brought together class members, family and friends for a [...]

He’s ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Pancreatitis Caused by Alcohol Abuse

After 40 years of social and eventually heavy drinking, Keith Bunnell was diagnosed with pancreatitis. He was told that if he didn’t stop drinking he would be dead in six months. He quit for a week. Four months later, the successful electrical designer and father of four had another bout [...]

Connecticut’s Two Leading Health Systems Partner to Bring New Cancer Treatment to State

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) and Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) today announced a plan to work together to bring proton beam therapy — a highly advanced form of radiation treatment for cancer – to Connecticut. HHC and YNHHS will seek approval from the state Office of Health Strategy to move [...]

How This Doctor Treats Chronic Pain With Virtual Reality Goggles, Not Narcotics

By Elissa Bass Christine Chiappone was a fit and active 45-year-old single mother of two young girls when she began feeling pain in her right arm. Eventually, a neurologist diagnosed her with a pinched nerve in her neck, and surgery was scheduled. During surgery it was discovered that she had [...]


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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

Thursday, Nov 21, 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 [...]

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Bariatric Support Group

Support group for bariatric patients, friends and family. Free support group offers topics and open discussion with specialists from [...]

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019, 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Medicare 101: Understanding Your Options

Medicare 101 is a free educational seminar focused on the basics of Medicare and understanding your Medicare options. In this seminar, [...]


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Our doctors, nurses and staff have different specialties, but our goal is the same: to be there for you.

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