News & Events

August 2011

Junior Volunteer Recognition Night 2011

The Backus Junior Volunteers were honored for their work this summer during Junior Volunteer Recognition Night August 25. Nearly 100 young people from 26 towns and 21 different high schools completed the Backus Volunteer Bridge Program which introduces the students to different careers in healthcare during their time at the hospital through a series of job shadowing programs and Nurse Camp.

“When in doubt, toss it out.”

When it comes to food safety after a power failure, that’s the best advice, according to the food safety experts at the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Survivors in Fashion 2011

On Thursday, October 20, 2011, 20 amazing women will take the stage at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino....

Backus nurse job fair set for Sept. 8

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital and Backus Home Health Care will host a job fair for experienced nurses Sept. 8 from 1-8 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference rooms.

Plainfield Pride Day draws large crowd

Congratulations to the Plainfield Business Association for a very successful Plainfield Pride Day on Saturday. The event drew a crowd of more than 3,000 people. Backus was proud to be a major sponsor of the event.

New program prescribes better eating options for kids at risk of obesity

Backus Hospital continues to work with its community partners to provide solutions to one of the region’s biggest health problems – obesity.

Heart Walk Fundraiser

Backus Hospital is seeking team captains and walkers to participate in the annual Rocky Neck Heart Walk to be held Sunday, Oct. 2, beginning at 10 a.m. at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic.

Backus blood drive August 26

NORWICH – With blood supplies typically running low in summer months, The William W. Backus Hospital will hold a blood drive Friday, Aug. 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in its main entrance conference rooms.

80’s Event Helps Support Backus Stroke Center

The Celebrate the 80’s event Saturday, July 30 at the Dalice Elizabeth Winery in Preston was a big success. Proceeds...