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  • Former Local Alzheimer’s Association Director Named Backus Center for Healthy Aging Coordinator

    June 12, 2019

    Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon to open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health Goes Live in Eastern Connecticut

    June 12, 2019

    The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health is designed to change that by giving…

  • June is National Hernia Awareness Month

    June 06, 2019

    Did you know that nearly one million hernia operations are performed each year in the U.S.? Hernias are abnormal bulges created by a weakness or hole, usually in the abdominal wall or groin. A hernia can also be defined as an exit of an organ, such as a bowel, through the wall of the cavity in…

  • Coast to Coast 4 Cardiac Care Raising Funds for Heart Health at Backus Hospital

    May 28, 2019

    Join Mark Brown in his efforts to raise funds and increase awareness around the importance of heart health. Follow Mark on May 29, 2019 journey, riding up the scenic and rustic Appalachian Trail as he supports the the development of a new Heart and Vascular Center, bringing improved cardiac care to…

  • Dancing Stars Shine in Ayer Neuroscience Institute Fundraiser for Parkinson’s Disease

    May 13, 2019

    The stars were shining bright during the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Second Annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s event on May 10 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Eight amateur dancers, including a Parkinson’s patient and leaders from across Hartford HealthCare, teamed up with their professional dance partners to compete and…

  • Here Comes Pollen Season: What to Do, What to Take

    May 09, 2019

    With spring’s blooms – and grasses and flowering trees – come headaches and sinus distress for many people. Sinus pressure as a result of colds or allergies does not mean you need to see your primary care provider, though. There are a few home remedies that can help soothe your…

  • Breast Surgeons Group: Start Routine Screening at Age 40

    May 08, 2019

    If age is just a number, why is the year a woman should start having annual mammograms so important – and so controversial? Most recently, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) issued new guidelines advising women at average risk of breast cancer to begin annual mammograms at 40, which…

  • HHC Stars Gear Up for Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s Event

    May 08, 2019

    The second annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s fundraiser to benefit the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute will be held May 10, from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Backus and Windham Hospital President, Donna Handley, journaled her experience training with her ballroom…

  • Backus to Host Safety Camp for Children and Families May 18

    May 08, 2019

    Backus Hospital will host the 15th annual Safety Camp from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 in the hospital parking lot outside of the Medical Office Building entrance, 326 Washington St., Norwich. The camp, organized by the Backus Emergency Care & Trauma Center and American Ambulance, gives children and…

  • 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…


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