News & Events

February 2012

Backus Hospital offers cancer support group

NORWICH – Backus Hospital is offering a monthly support group on the second Tuesday of each month for cancer patients, survivors and their families. This month’s session will discuss humor on Tuesday, March 13, from 5-6 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference room #1 on 326 Washington Street.

Backus Breast Center Achieves National Distinction

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital Breast Health Center has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Backus to host cancer screening

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host oral, head and neck cancer screenings on Thursday, April 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference rooms.

Backus Hospital to sponsor smoking cessation program

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will offer the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program beginning March 6.

Meeting the needs of a community

To make room for a new provider and other enhancements, construction is underway to expand the Montville Backus Health Center. Linda Lacerte, MD, who has practiced in Salem for years, will begin seeing patients at the health center March 1. She received her Backus credentials this week.

Backus to host medication seminar

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host the Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness and Exercise) seminar, “Brown Bag Medication Review” on Thursday, March 15 from 6:30-8 p.m. on the Backus mobile health van in the parking lot of the Plainfield Recreation Center, 482 Norwich Road.

New visitation policy more comforting for patients

Backus has changed its visitation policy to 24 hours per day, seven days per week except for designated areas such as the Birthing Center, Critical Care Unit, Same Day Surgery, Psychiatric Services and the Emergency Department.

Julie Belcher, MD talks about cervical cancer

Julie Belcher, MD, talks about the screening and prevention of cervical cancer in this informational video. Dr. Belcher offers valuable...

One Small Step at a Time

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Backus and Hartford HealthCare to explore affiliation

NORWICH (Feb. 3, 2012) — Backus Corporation and Hartford HealthCare Corporation have jointly announced that they are exploring a formal affiliation of the two healthcare systems.