News & Events

October 2011

Picking the best treats for Halloween

Choosing candy that won’t add to the waistline can be difficult, especially at Halloween. With so many treats available at this time of year, navigating the candy aisle sometimes gets confusing. Backus Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Sarah Hospod tells us to consider candy choices for both ourselves and for children.

We Are Family

Nineteen stunning models, all breast cancer survivors, took to the stage at Foxwood’s Fox Theater Thursday, October 20, for a...

Enjoy life by eating right

NORWICH – Learn about cooking healthy this holiday season at the next Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness and Exercise) “Eating Healthy Through the Holidays” program on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Plainfield Recreation Center at 482 Norwich Road.

Bob Seger Ticket Sales to Benefit Backus Program

NORWICH –The William W. Backus Hospital is selling tickets for the Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band concert on November 26 at 8 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Casino.

Survivors in Fashion shine in the spotlight

A nearly packed Fox Theater experienced a message of hope and inspiration at the 2011 Survivors in Fashion Extravaganza Thursday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Nineteen stunning models — all breast cancer survivors — took the stage as a fundraiser for the Backus Hospital Breast Cancer Survivors Fund.

Montville Health Center welcomes new provider

The Montville Backus Health Center has added a new provider to round out its healthcare team. Kristin Mahan, APRN, works full-time and started seeing patients on Monday

Backus TV ad highlights Cancer Center

Backus Hospital’s latest television commercial focuses on its Cancer Center. The center, in collaboration with Eastern Connecticut Hematology & Oncology...

Backus has an app for that

Need to find a doctor in a pinch? Need to look up a Backus phone number, but you’re not home? Not a problem. Backus has launched an app for smartphones and iPads, giving consumers instant access to the latest health news and videos, find a doctor functions, job opportunities, and phone directory.

Backus Team at the Heart Walk 2011

By all accounts the Heart Walk Sunday, Oct. 2, at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic was a big success. Even the rain stopped just in time and the sun shone. The Backus team, which some thought may have been the largest ever, was proud to be a part of this great event which each year raises thousands of dollars in support of the American Heart Association. Thanks go to all of the walkers who participated this year as part of this event.

Backus Hospital to host January Dr. Dad™ series

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host a series of Doctor Dad workshops on consecutive Tuesdays, Jan.10, 17, 24 and 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the hospital’s E-260 conference room.