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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

Forward Triage: This is Social Distancing in Hartford Hospital Emergency Department

Only two weeks ago, a team of doctors, nurses and members of the facilities and operations teams gathered to design and activate a forward triage unit at Hartford Hospital. In this space, patients can be screened and evaluated for COVID-19 before entering the hospital. When the unit opened to patients [...]

How Are We Doing? Google Report, Tracking Movements, Measures State’s Social Distancing

Google is watching, always, but maybe people won’t mind so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tech giant, in an effort to aid public health officials, just released the COVID-19 Community Mobility Report that used location data that track people’s movements to assess state and local adherence to social-distancing measures. [...]

Hartford HealthCare Now Treating Some COVID-19 Patients with Anti-Malaria Drugs

Physicians with Hartford HealthCare have joined others around the country in using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat some hospitalized patients with coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 28, the Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the medications, which were developed for use against malaria and have been used [...]

New COVID-19 Phenomenon: Discarded Vinyl Gloves in Parking Lots

If you’ve been to a local grocery store or “essential’ retailer during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably seen a parking lot littered by shoppers with protective gloves. Yes, people are concerned about placing possibly contaminated gloves in their car. But let’s not get carried away. Most stores have outdoor trash [...]

Stay-at-Home Cooking: The FDA’s Four Steps To Food Safety

Editor’s note: Here’s a reminder to remain vigilant about foodborne illness during the COVID-19 pandemic as more people prepare food in their home. Follow these guidelines provided by the Food and Drug Administration. By Food and Drug Administration The food supply in the United States is among the safest in [...]

Cover Your Face in Public Now During COVID-19? Here’s the DIY Mask.

Not too long ago, the nation’s top medical experts were discouraging the use of N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic by anyone other than medical personnel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization each said only people with COVID-19 and those caring for them should [...]


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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, Apr 07, 2020, 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Joint Replacement Patient Education - Backus Hospital

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

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020, 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, Apr 09, 2020, 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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Helen Anaedo, MD Board Certified in Endocrinology Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

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

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


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