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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).

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

Dr. Foley inducted as CSMS president

John Foley, MD, tells people he learned the science of medicine at college, but he learned how to be a doctor in the halls of Backus Hospital.

Backus, Uncas Health partner to eliminate whooping cough

With cases of pertussis, also known as “whopping cough” rising at alarming rates, Backus Hospital is partnering with the Uncas Health District to protect infants by providing immunizations for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

‘Affiliation’ is the right word for our future

The following column from Backus President and Chief Executive Officer appeared in HospiTell, Backus Hospital’s weekly newsletter. Dear Colleagues: “Independence”...

Backus Arthritis Center joins national registry

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital’s Arthritis Center has recently become a member of CORRONA (the Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America, Inc.), an independent registry with the mission to advance rheumatology research and improve patient care.

Backus scores top safety rating

A just-released edition of Consumer Reports has ranked Backus Hospital as the second safest hospital in the state, and among the best in the nation.

Latest Backus TV ad features new Plainfield ED

Backus is opening new doors to better health, which is the theme of our latest television commercial featuring the Plainfield...

Backus earns national technology award

NORWICH – For the second straight year, The William W. Backus Hospital has been recognized with a Most Wired Hospitals award, which is given to only the most technologically advanced hospitals in the U.S.

Backus and Hartford HealthCare sign Memorandum of Understanding

NORWICH (May 24, 2012) — Backus Corporation and Hartford HealthCare have signed a Memorandum of Understanding — a legal document that...