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  • Backus Hospital Named ‘Baby-Friendly’ Birthing Center by International Health Group

    October 07, 2019

    Backus Hospital has been named a Baby-Friendly birthing center by Baby-Friendly USA, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based…

  • Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

    October 02, 2019

    BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St….

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center joins Hartford HealthCare

    October 01, 2019

    St. Vincent’s Medical Center is now officially part of Hartford HealthCare. On Tuesday, Hartford HealthCare completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and its related operations, from Ascension. During a special ceremony and celebration, employees and leaders noted the rich history…

  • Heart & Vascular Institute Has a New Home in Norwich

    September 17, 2019

    Because of the continued expansion of services, the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute has officially moved its Norwich office, formerly at 164 Otrobando Ave., to a newly renovated 7,000-square-foot space at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich (the former Ames plaza).  The new center offers comprehensive and convenient outpatient services…

  • A Parents’ Guide to the Best Back-to-School Routine for Kids

    September 05, 2019

    By Lisa Hageman, RN Preventive Medicine Initiative Manager Backus Hospital For parents, back-to-school is a great time to establish new routines and refocus on healthy habits early in the year. All kids can start the day right with a healthy breakfast that will provide them with needed fuel and energy….

  • Sepsis: A Minor Infection Becomes Deadly

    September 01, 2019

    Sepsis can kill anyone. Boxer Muhammad Ali, Pope John Paul II and Muppets creator Jim Henson are among the people who have died from complications related to sepsis, the body’s extreme reaction to infection that causes tissue damage, organ failure and, in these severe cases, death. Sepsis is often referred…

  • Hartford HealthCare Opens HealthCenter in Pawcatuck

    August 29, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare has opened its newest HealthCenter at 350 Liberty Street (Route 2) in Pawcatuck. The 24,000-square-foot building was developed with patients’ comfort and convenience in mind, offering easy access to primary care, pediatric and adolescent primary care, and rehabilitation services for patients in southeastern Connecticut and Western Rhode Island. …

  • Backus Hospital Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging

    August 15, 2019

    NORWICH—To connect families and their older loved ones with resources and support systems to achieve the best quality of life, Backus Hospital officially opened the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging with a ribbon-cutting on August 14. The office is located on the entry level of the hospital, located at…

  • Welcome Aboard: Backus and Windham Welcome Latest Nurse Residents to Staff

    July 25, 2019

    Schools out for summer for latest group completing the year-long East Region nurse residency program. Fifteen nurses have officially completed the program and were recognized during a ceremony at Backus Hospital  on July 19. All 15 — thirteen at Backus Hospital and two at Windham Hospital — have been hired…

  • Meet Dr. Fun: Can Video Games Help Healing?

    July 25, 2019

    Dr. Fun is now on call at Backus Hospital in Norwich. Dr. Fun, a mobile video-game platform for patients now being piloted on Backus’ E4 surgical unit is the brainchild of Ryan Kelly from ITS Field Services in the East Region. Kelly, with the help of colleague Frank Mauro, used an…


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