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Doctors' Day 2018

On National Doctors' Day, we thank the 4,000 doctors who practice throughout Hartford HealthCare. Their skills, expertise and compassion make a difference every day in the lives of our patients and their families.

The Role of the Hospitalist

The Hospitalist Program at Backus and Windham hospitals is a great example of how the two hospitals, working together, provide seamless care for patients who may be seen at different points in either of the two hospitals.



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What is External Beam Radiation Therapy?

It sounds like something dangerous or straight out of a science fiction movie, but external beam radiation therapy is one of the best and most advanced ways to treat prostate cancer. Dr. Nicole Anderson, a radiation oncologist with Backus Hospital, says external beam radiation is recommended for many patients with [...]

How to Stop the Brain Drain of Aging

As aging takes its toll on our bodies and brain mechanics, researchers point to lifestyle, exercise habits and eating patterns that can maximize brain health and minimize impairment. Lynne McPhee, a registered dietitian at Backus Hospital, says what we eat and how we live can impact our brain’s ability to [...]

Thank You Volunteers

National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. Hartford HealthCare would like to thank the more than 2,000 volunteers who generously give more than 200,000 hours of their time in close to 375 departments across the system every year helping us deliver quality care. Meet just a few of our special volunteers: [...]

Why You Should be Skeptical About FDA-Approved Cancer Test by Mail

The recent Food and Drug Administration decision allowing people to be tested for hereditary cancers through the mail may be more challenging than it seems. Dr. Sapna Khubchandani,  a breast specialist with the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Hematology Oncology practice in Waterford, says it is “concerning” that the genetic testing [...]

The East Region Has Many Reasons to Celebrate Doctors’ Day

On National Doctors’ Day, we’re thanking the many doctors who practice throughout the East Region and at Backus Hospital and Windham Hospital. Their skills, expertise and compassion make a difference every day in the lives of our patients and families. We hope you’ll thank them as well. [...]

Hartford HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport

Ascension and its St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Hartford HealthCare for Hartford to acquire St. Vincent’s and all of its related operations.  St. Vincent’s, with more than 3,200 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility [...]


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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, May 22, 2018, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Advances in Spine Surgery

Learn more about spine conditions, treatments, and ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation for spine surgery. It offers precise guidance for the [...]

Thursday, May 24, 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, May 29, 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 [...]


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