News & Events

October 2012

Halloween at the Hospital

Every Halloween the children from the Mary Allen Ross Child Care Center at Backus put on a special T-shirt or hat and visit staff at the hospital for a little fun and a few treats. Not to be outdone by these creative youngsters, many staff also get into the spirit of things with a few costumes of their own. The crew from Inpatient Rehabilitation Services go all out each year with themed costumes. This year, each month of the year was represented by one of the staff in costume.

Solid plans help Backus weather the storm

Hospitals can’t just close down when major weather events occur — they are the community’s safety net 24 hours per...

Dealing with the aftermath of Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy officially behind us, the communities of eastern Connecticut now must cope with her devastation. Those left without power may be running their homes on generators while others are using chain saws to clear fallen trees.

Domestic violence affects all facets of families

Safe Futures, formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut, has been providing free, confidential services to women, men and children since 1976.

The Backus Birthing Center

There will be an open house for parents-to-be at the Backus Birthing Center October 29. In addition to presentations by an Obstetrician, Pediatrician, and other clinical staff, visitors will receive an overview of the classes offered at the hospital and can take a tour of the birthing center. The event is free but registration is required. View photos from past events sponsored by the Backus Birthing Center.

Backus helps those impacted by Hurricane Sandy

The impact of Hurricane Sandy continues to be felt, even as another Nor-Easter hit the region on Wednesday.

Respiratory Therapist earns asthma educator certification

More than two years into a three-year Community Health Improvement Plan, Backus is making strides to meet the healthcare needs of eastern Connecticut as identified by Holleran, a national healthcare research firm that conducted a needs survey of the community in 2010.

Backus MIS among nation’s elite for EMR integration

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital continues to be recognized nationally for adoption of information technology, with the latest milestone being among the best for implementing an electronic medical record (EMR).

“We Are Family” Survivors in Fashion 2011

The 2011 Survivors in Fashion Show at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Thursday, Oct. 20, was a great success. The models, all breast cancer survivors, took the stage as a fundraiser for the Backus Hospital Breast Cancer Survivors Fund. View a gallery of photos from the event.

Backus collection lab moving to new Norwichtown home

NORWICH – To enhance convenience for patients, Backus Hospital will move the lab drawing station on the hospital’s ground floor at 326 Washington Street in Norwich to a newly constructed facility next to United Community and Family Services at 55 Town Street in Norwichtown.