News & Events

October 2012

CDC and FDA perform multistate meningitis outbreak investigation

NORWICH – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, have recently announced a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product.

Celebrating Life at Cancer Survivors Day

More than 600 cancer survivors, families and friends gathered Saturday, October 6, at Backus Hospital to celebrate survivorship. You’ll meet...

Cancer Survivors Day 2012

More than 600 cancer survivors, families and friends gathered Saturday at Backus Hospital to celebrate survivorship. As part of Cancer Survivors Day some speakers spoke about their own experiences with cancer and Bernie Siegel, MD, a nationally recognized inspirational speaker and author, spoke about the importance of surrounding yourself with love and support while going through treatments. View the photos in this gallery and to learn more about the Backus Center for Cancer Survivorship go to

Backus Joins In Heart Walk 2012 at Rocky Neck State Park

A team of hearty walkers from Backus joined groups from throughout the region for the annual Heart Walk at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic Sunday morning. The event, which supports the American Heart Association, raises money to help in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Thanks to all of the Backus staff, Backus volunteers and their families and friends for taking part in this event.

Laura Beth Seder Memorial Golf Tournament

The Laura B. Seder Memorial Golf Tournament that took place Friday, October 5th at the Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug was a great success. The weather was perfect and the golfers and sponsors had a great time. Thanks to all who contributed through their sponsorships and participation. Funds raised from this meaningful outing will be directed to the Laura B. Seder Memorial Fund in support of the Backus Breast Health Initiative.


Nutrition needs during cancer treatments and after active care can be unique to each survivor, but there are some very...

Rehabilitation Services / Exercise

Various types of rehabilitation services are available at Backus including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. If you are...

Mental Health and Support Groups

Cancer and treatments can take a serious toll on survivors’ mental and emotional states, but these important issues can be...

Center for Healthcare Integration (CHI)

CHI is dedicated to the integration of mind, body, spirit and emotions for your health and healing. Massage, Healing Touch,...

Overview of Program

Click here to view a video introducing you to the program from James O’Dea, PhD, MBA, a Backus Health System...