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Healthy Roasted Nuts

This recipe features a variety of nuts mixed with seasonings and baked to a golden brown. The result is a healthier snack or gift for our friends and families instead of the traditional cookies and sweets.

Helping Cancer Patients During the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult and stressful time for cancer patients who are undergoing treatments. Elynor Carey, an oncology...

Aetna selects Backus as affordable

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital has been selected by Aetna as a “Choose and Save” hospital for 2012. Under this Aetna benefit plan, members receive maximum savings when receiving medical care from Backus.

Michael Driscoll of Sterling credits the Backus Cancer Center with saving his life.

Michael Driscoll of Sterling credits the Backus Cancer Center with saving his life. Watch a video that tells his story.

Backus Stroke Center Recognized by American Heart Association

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award.

Backus reports strong 2011 performance

The William W. Backus Hospital spent the past fiscal year creating, building and growing connections to improve the health of the community.

Backus Auxiliary pledges $250,000 to Plainfield ER

NORWICH – The Backus Auxiliary has pledged $250,000 toward the Backus Plainfield Emergency Care Center, which is currently under construction. Yvette Jacaruso, President of the Backus Auxiliary, made the announcement of the donation, to be made over two years, on Wednesday.

Backus Home Health Care named among best

NORWICH – Backus Home Health Care has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.

Local student receives $20K scholarship from Backus

Backus Hospital recently partnered with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund to award Christina Watts, a senior at East Lyme High School with a $20,000 scholarship to be disbursed in $5,000 installments over a four-year period.

Carbon monoxide detectors save lives

We've all seen the deadly impact of carbon monoxide poisoning in the news recently. Fred Potter, Coordinator of Emergency Medical Services at Backus Hospital, has unfortunately seen the devastation firsthand.