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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.




News

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 [...]

Hartford HealthCare Opens HealthCenter in Pawcatuck

Hartford HealthCare has opened its newest HealthCenter at 350 Liberty Street (Route 2) in Pawcatuck. The 24,000-square-foot building was developed with patients’ comfort and convenience in mind, offering easy access to primary care, pediatric and adolescent primary care, and rehabilitation services for patients in southeastern Connecticut and Western Rhode Island.  [...]

Backus Hospital Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging

NORWICH—To connect families and their older loved ones with resources and support systems to achieve the best quality of life, Backus Hospital officially opened the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging with a ribbon-cutting on August 14. The office is located on the entry level of the hospital, located at [...]

10 Signs of Mental Health Issues in Men

We know – and joke about – how, generally, men don’t particularly like seeing doctors for physical ailments, but getting them to see a professional for behavioral health issues is nearly impossible. Dr. Alexander Miano, physician psychiatrist at the outpatient behavioral health clinic at Backus Hospital in Norwich, has been at [...]

Welcome Aboard: Backus and Windham Welcome Latest Nurse Residents to Staff

Schools out for summer for latest group completing the year-long East Region nurse residency program. Fifteen nurses have officially completed the program and were recognized during a ceremony at Backus Hospital  on July 19. All 15 — thirteen at Backus Hospital and two at Windham Hospital — have been hired [...]


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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, Sep 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 [...]

Tuesday, Sep 17, 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, Sep 19, 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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Our doctors, nurses and staff have different specialties, but our goal is the same: to be there for you.

Meet Andre Ghantous, MD, FACC, The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Meet Andre Ghantous, MD, FACC Chief of Cardiology The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Meet Brian Byrne, MD

Brian Burne, MD Chief of Hematology/ Oncology Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Meet Aashish Samat, MD

Aashish Samat, MD Board Certified in Endocrinology Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Meet Mark Marieb, MD

Mark Marieb, MD, FHRS System Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Labs Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute


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