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Electrophysiology For the Win

When heart patient William "Jeff" Morris needed a pacemaker, it took a team of dozens at two different Hartford HealthCare hospitals to help get him back on track.

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Increased Access to Specialty Services, Growth on the Shoreline and Plainfield and Enhanced Coordination of Care Highlight Backus and Windham Hospital Annual Meeting

Backus Hospital and Windham Hospital experienced a year of growth, increased access to specialty services in the community and enhanced care coordination in 2018, according to Hartford HealthCare East Region President Donna Handley at the combined Annual Meeting of the two hospitals on Nov. 7. The meeting, the theme of [...]

Backus, Hospital of Central Connecticut Launch Pharmacy Residency Programs

In an effort to recruit, train and retain the best new pharmacy school graduates, The Hospital of Central Connecticut and Backus Hospital have launched Pharmacy Residency Programs. Similar to physician residency training, a pharmacy residency program is a postgraduate training program in a defined area of pharmacy practice. Eligible pharmacy [...]

Dr. Patricia DeFusco to Lead Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program

Dr. Patricia DeFusco (left) with Dr. April Duckworth at the recent Pink Party in West Hartford. Dr. Patricia DeFusco, affiliated with the Hartford Hospital Division of Medical Oncology since 1986, was recently named the first director of the Breast Program for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. Her experience – and [...]

The Mammogram: Demystified

Download this free informational resource to help you understand breast cancer and the procedures and treatments available to you at Connecticut’s largest breast program. Since the 1980’s, the mammogram has helped reduce breast cancer deaths by about 30%. Though it saves lives, this simple, 10-minute screening has a serious public [...]

Backus Trauma Center Reverified as Level III Facility

The Trauma Center at Backus Hospital has been reverified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The achievement recognizes the center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. David Coletti, MD, director of Trauma at Backus Hospital, said being “trauma strong” is a [...]

5 Myths About E-Cigarettes, As FDA Considers Action

The Food and Drug Administration last week threatened a ban on flavored e-cigarettes after research showed the number of teens using the devices has reached epidemic proportions. “I’ve been asked a lot of questions about electronic cigarettes in my community nurse travels,” says Lisa Hageman, a nurse at Backus Hospital. [...]


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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

Friday, Nov 16, 2018, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Surgical Weight Loss Information Session for Backus Hospital

In this FREE educational seminar, learn more about surgical weight loss and a review of procedures offered, risks and benefits of surgery, [...]

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018, 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, Nov 20, 2018, 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Breast Cancer Support Group

Support for breast cancer patients and their families.


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