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  • Backus and Ayer Neuroscience Institute Welcomes Neurosurgeon

    April 25, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute welcomes neurosurgeon Mark Hornyak, MD, who began seeing patients earlier this month at One Towne Park Plaza in Norwich and will be performing procedures at Backus Hospital. Dr. Hornyak, who grew up in Clinton, CT, comes to Hartford HealthCare from Bassett Healthcare Network in…

  • Watch Your Step: It’s Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s May 10

    April 15, 2019

    They’re doctors, administrators, corporate organizers – and now they’re dancers as part of the second annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s fundraiser to benefit the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute. “I’m no dancer – I’m not even sure I have rhythm!,” said Donna Handley, president…

  • Cancer Patients Find Care at their Fingertips with MyChart Bedside

    April 10, 2019

    As a patient, you, believe it or not, are the most important member of your healthcare team; you know yourself best, can feel when something is not right, and have the power to ask for what you need. Through a new initiative called MyChart Bedside, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute…

  • Hartford HealthCare Has Many Reasons to Celebrate Doctor’s Day

    March 30, 2019

    We can’t thank our doctors enough. On National Doctors’ Day, we thank the more than 4,000 doctors within Hartford HealthCare for the exceptional care they provide, each and every day. Their skills, compassion and dedication save lives – and change lives – in more ways than we can count. We…

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

    March 17, 2019

    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

    March 15, 2019

    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

    March 06, 2019

    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

    March 06, 2019

    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

    March 01, 2019

    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…

  • Ask a Doctor About HPV at These Free Seminars

    February 28, 2019

    Healthwise If You Have Symptoms When to Talk to Your Doctor Free Educational Seminars Learn more about HPV at one of these free educational seminars: Wednesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m.: Gateway Medical Park (Education Room), 305 Western Blvd., Glastonbury. Click here to register. Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.: Backus Hospital Main Lobby…


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