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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.

The Backus Junior Volunteer Summer Bridge Program

An introduction to the Backus Hospital Junior Volunteer Summer Bridge Program.



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Heart & Vascular Institute Adds More Advanced Procedures at Backus

The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute continues to add more advanced procedures for cardiac patients in eastern Connecticut. Dr. Paras Bhatt, Medical Director of Electrophysiology in the East Region, inserted an implantable biventricular defibrillator in an 80 year old patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy (weakened heart muscle) at Backus Hospital [...]

Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More [...]

Rx for Health Program Adds Healthy Options for Winter Season

Thanks to a partnership with the Norwich ShopRite and United Community and Family Services (UCFS), Backus Hospital’s successful Rx for Health Program to help fight childhood obesity is now available during the winter months. Nine years ago, staff at the hospital identified obesity as a top health concern as part [...]

New Look on the Horizon: Backus Hospital Begins Renovation Project

Work crews, signage, and safety enclosures have begun on the major renovation project for the Backus Hospital lobbies and main entrance ways. The upgrades will give the hospital a more modern, welcoming look and improve the patient and visitor experience. In the most visible areas the work will be highlighted by [...]

HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is [...]

New CardioMEMS Implant Monitors Heart Failure Patients Remotely

Jim Mason was getting used to the same old routine experienced by many heart failure patients: Feel good for a while, have shortness of breath, swelling in his legs and abdomen and then back to the hospital. It’s a cycle that makes managing the disease particularly difficult. Now thanks to [...]


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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

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Expectant Grandparents

This class is for Grandparents only. Designed to bring expectant grandparents up-to-date with current information about pregnancy and [...]

Thursday, Mar 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, Mar 21, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Breastfeeding Preparation

This class is for the expectant woman and her support person - Learn breastfeeding tips for success!


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