News & Events

September 2011

Backus to offer free prostate cancer screening

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will offer free prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s Ambulatory Medical Care Center, which is off the main lobby.

Backus to host “Seeing Stars: A Concussion Discussion”

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital is presenting “Seeing Stars:  A Concussion Discussion” on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:30 to...

Fitch affirms high bond rating for Backus

NORWICH – Despite a weak economy and overall negative outlook for hospitals, Fitch Ratings has affirmed The William W. Backus Hospital’s A+ bond rating with a stable outlook.

Former Governor Rell to speak at Backus Cancer Survivors Event

NORWICH – Former Connecticut Governor and breast cancer survivor M. Jodi Rell will be the keynote speaker at The William W. Backus Hospital’s Cancer Survivors Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital grounds.

Backus Kicks Off “Enjoy LIFE” Series

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will kick off its new Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness and Exercise) series with a presentation on “No Bones About It” by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ammar Anbari on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6:30-8 p.m.. at the Plainfield Recreation Center, 482 Norwich Road. Dr. Anbari, a member of the Backus Medical Staff, will discuss tips for healthy

Limit exposure to 9/11 anniversary media hype

The 10thanniversary of the events we now call simply “9/11” can be a time for reflection and remembrance. As the horrific events of that day play out again and again in the media, it’s important not to become re-traumatized, said James O’Dea, PhD, Vice President for Service Line Development at Backus Hospital.

Backus Weathers the Storm

Although the days following Tropical Storm Irene have been a challenge for many in the community who have been without...