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Featured Videos

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

How the Mind Responds to Endless Bad National News

Two shootings in two days at military bases in Hawaii and Florida barely made the evening news, and these tragedies didn’t result in much water cooler talk, either. Is this the new normal? Not necessarily, according to Dr. Anthony Ng, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network’s East [...]

Backus, Generations join forces to provide care at area shelters

Winter weather can pose many health challenges for the less fortunate in the community. A partnership between Generations Family Health Center and Backus Hospital Mobile Health Resource Center (MHRC) provides regular walk-in medical care to those in need at The Windham Region No-Freeze Hospitality Center in Willimantic and at St. [...]

In the nick of time: Backus staff help deliver baby in emergency department parking lot

When Norwich resident and mom of three, Chris Rivera-Velez went into labor early in the morning on Nov. 15, she felt she had enough time to get to Backus Hospital for the delivery. She was right about getting to the hospital — but getting inside was quite another story. Rivera-Velez, [...]

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 [...]


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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

Monday, Dec 16, 2019, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Birthing Center Tours

We will give you a short tour of the Birthing Center so that you can familarize yourself with our Unit. This is the same tour during [...]

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019, 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Joint Replacement Patient Education

This class is for patients who will undergo hip or knee replacement surgery, providing education on how to prepare for surgery and [...]

Tuesday, Dec 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 [...]


Here for You

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

Meet Thomas Lane, MD, FACP

Thomas Lane, MD, FACP Director, Weigh Your Options Weight Loss Program Hospital of Central Connecticut

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


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