News & Events

June 2012

Backus to host blood drive

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, July 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 326 Washington Street in Norwich.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Plainfield Backus Emergency Care Center

On Tuesday, June 26, the Backus Health System welcomed more than 375 guests to its ribbon cutting ceremony and barbecue...

Hundreds attend Plainfield ED ribbon-cutting

More than 375 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Plainfield Backus Emergency Care Center on Tuesday, the latest sign of community support for the project.

Backus to host RN job fair for Plainfield Emergency Department

NORWICH – The Backus Health System will host a Registered Nurse Job Fair for the Plainfield Backus Emergency Care Center, on Thursday, June 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the new facility at 582 Norwich Road in Plainfield.

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. July’s session will discuss communicating with your provider on Tuesday, July 10, from 5-6 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference room #1 on 326 Washington Street.

Skies clear in time for Plainfield Relay for Life

In the morning there was a downpour. But when the Plainfield Relay for Life began Saturday at 11 a.m. the skies had cleared and cancer survivors, caregivers, families and friends flocked to Lions Field next to the Plainfield Town Hall for the 10th anniversary of The Relay For Life of Eastern Connecticut. Backus' Wendy Brennan headed up an enthusiastic team of helpers and participants at this year's event.

Heat Wave Health Tips

Dealing with these hot, sultry days can be a challenge, especially for the very young and the elderly. Nader Bahadory,...

Backus offers tips to avoid heat-related illness

NORWICH – As we experience potentially record-breaking temperatures and humidity, Steven Powell, MD, a pulmonologist on The William W. Backus Hospital Medical Staff, said heat is one of the most dangerous weather conditions.

31st annual Backus Golf Tournament a big success

More than 200 friends of Backus participated in the health system's annual golf tournament Thursday at Elmridge Golf Course in Pawcatuck. Attendees included a wide array of sponsors, donors, medical staff and employees. Thanks to all who participated and helped out. The event supports programs and services that will enable Backus to continue to serve the healthcare needs of the community. View this photo gallery to see a few scenes from the day's activities.

A big day for Backus preschoolers

Preschool graduates at the Mary Allen Ross Child Care Center at Backus were honored Wednesday, June 13 with a special Goodbye Party at the center. As parents and family members applauded, each child was handed a diploma and book, a collection of photos, artwork and notes from the child. The center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and many of the children graduating have been there since they were infants.