About Backus Hospital

Welcome to Backus Hospital, a 213-bed, not-for-profit acute care community hospital providing state-of-the-art comprehensive medical services, personalized attention and care

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Our hospital seeks to meet the total healthcare needs of people from throughout eastern Connecticut and along the shoreline.

Donna Handley, Senior Vice PresidentFor more than 125 years, Backus Hospital has treated patients with the latest high-tech equipment, operated by some of the most skilled and compassionate medical professionals available. Our staff members are proud to live and work in this area. We are committed to providing quality healthcare to all who enter our doors, and we look forward to working with you to promote, maintain, or restore health for you and your family.

We provide a vital core of inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation, and emergency services in a caring and personal community setting in Northeastern Connecticut.


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Backus Hospital is recommended by patients more than any hospital in New London County. We have also earned national recognition for safety from two leading, independent organizations.


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(Medicare.gov patient experience; Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade 2018; Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award 2018)