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Backus names three new Board members

November 16, 2012


From left to right: Nancy Gentes, Dennis Slater, Karin Edwards

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.

Karin Edwards, EdD, Dean of Student Development and Services at Three Rivers Community College, Nancy Gentes, RN, Executive Director of Madonna Place. Inc and Dennis Slater, MD, an oncologist with Eastern Connecticut Hematology and Oncology and Vice President of the Backus Medical Staff, will serve on the Boards.

“We are proud to have these respected community leaders and partners on our Boards as we continue to position Backus to successfully serve our community in rapidly changing times,” said Anthony Joyce, Chairman of the Boards and Chair of the Governance Committee. “And we thank them for their time and dedication to Backus.”

At its annual meeting, the organization also recognized the service of outgoing members Bert Coppotelli, MD, Peter Disch, Sr. and Joseph Fatone.