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Backus Hospital to host January Dr. Dad™ series

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host a series of Doctor Dad workshops on consecutive Tuesdays, Jan.10, 17, 24 and 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the hospital’s E-260 conference room.

Backus Hospital to host Multicultural Health Fair

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host its third annual Multicultural Health Fair on Thursday, September 29, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s main entrance conference rooms.

Family Day at Mohegan Park

Backus Hospital was proud to be one of the sponsors of Family Day in Mohegan Park Sunday, September 18. This was a very successful event that brought more than 1000 visitors to view the many exhibits set up by public and private agencies serving families in this region. Several junior nursing students from UCONN were on hand to help out with the Backus exhibit which offered advice on how to stop smoking, how to wash hands thoroughly and also the need to wear a bicycle helmet. One of the highlights of the event was a huge Cha-Cha-Slide dance routine with a hundred dancers including Backus' Traumaroo and the Crash Test Dummies.

New program prescribes better eating options for kids at risk of obesity

Backus Hospital continues to work with its community partners to provide solutions to one of the region’s biggest health problems – obesity.

Have fun learning about summer safety

NORWICH – Learning how to stay safe can be fun at The William W. Backus Hospital’s annual Safety Camp on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot outside the Backus Medical Office Building.

Concussions in youth sports

Backus Hospital is partnering with local coaches, former pro athletes, radio personalities, parents and their children to minimize the impact...

Safety Camp 2010

More than 500 participated in Backus' annual Safety Camp on Saturday, June 12. Kids received free bike helmets; 911 training; important, and potentially life-saving, lessons on the importance of wearing seatbelts; and tours of an impressive array of local fire apparatus.