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Backus offering 3D Mammography, the most advanced imaging technology for breast cancer detection

The latest and most advanced technology for the early detection of breast cancer will soon be available to patients at...

Hartford HealthCare Officially Opens New Family Health Center in Plainfield

New center offers cardiology, primary care with more services to come. PLAINFIELD—More than 50 people including community leaders, physicians and...

New Surgeon and Vascular Lab a Boost for Backus Patients

The Heart and Vascular Institute at Backus Hospital continues to expand to provide even greater access to top notch care...

How to Avoid Added Sugar In Family Diet

Recently I was asked by a parent how to eliminate hidden sugar from her family’s diet.  It’s a great question...

Enjoy Holiday Meals with Less Sodium

By Brenda Viens, Registered Dietitian for TVCCA and Backus Hospital Some of us have waited an entire year for turkey,...

National Recognition for Quality and Patient Safety, New Cutting-Edge Technology for Cancer Patients, and Increased Access to Outpatient Care Highlight Backus Hospital 2016 Annual Meeting

NORWICH—Backus Hospital reported earning national recognition for quality and patient safety, the addition of cutting edge technology and screenings for...

Backus Physician Assistants Program looking to Expand

Employment of Physician Assistants is projected to grow 30 percent by 2024. But Backus Hospital isn’t just sitting back and...

Berries: Why we should be eating more of them.

Brenda Viens, RDN Community Dietitian Backus Hospital and Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) A little girl toddles from...

Food Safety Tips for Picnics and BBQs

by Brenda Viens RD-N Roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick annually from the food they...

Armed Intruder Response Training: Volunteers Step Up to the Challenge of our New Reality

In the wake of mass tragedies such as those in Sandy Hook, California and Paris, Hartford Healthcare announced plans to...