News & Events

November 2012

Backus to host blood drive

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host an American Red Cross Blood on Friday, Dec. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in hospital conference rooms 1-3 at 326 Washington Street in Norwich.

Backus shines in 2012

NORWICH —Innovation, fiscal responsibility and a continued focus on providing health care in the community and outpatient settings led to a strong fiscal year for The William W. Backus Hospital.

Backus names three new Board members

NORWICH – The Backus Health System added three new members – a physician, a nurse and a college administrator – to its Corporation Board of Directors and The William W. Backus Hospital Board of Trustees at its Annual Meeting Wednesday.

Safety net group receives Backus President’s Award

NORWICH – Hospitals are generally considered safety nets in the community, especially their emergency departments. But in reality, taking care of people before they end up in the ER is much more strategic and effective.

Backus Holiday Dinner 2012

Always a popular event, the annual Backus Holiday Dinner took place Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the hospital's cafeteria and also at off campus locations. Once again, the Food and Nutrition department outdid themselves with plenty of good food and hospitality. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this holiday event a great success.

On the road to better health

Through its many outreach programs, Backus has helped to bring a message of improved health and healthy choices to local...

Domestic violence and how it 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.

Breaking Health News Post Storm Safety

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.  Scenarios such as these raise safety and public health concerns.

Backus Hospital offers asthma education classes

NORWICH – Backus Hospital will host a series of four asthma education classes on Mondays Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center, 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.

New lab opens in Norwichtown

Backus’ new lab drawing station did a booming business during its first week in operation. “We had a huge turnout on Monday, more than we anticipated,” saidTimothy Shizume, DC, MT (ASCP), Director, Laboratory Services