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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...

Local child leaves legacy of love

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse A wise physician once said, “The best medicine for...

Cancer patients find peace with yoga

Yoga helps people attain inner peace by allowing participants to gain control of their mind, body and soul. For cancer...

Backus welcomes the first baby of the year.

Autumn and Samuel Ford welcomed their new son Shepherd Ford into the world at 12:59 a.m. New Year’s Day, the...

Backus Names New Oncology Nurse Navigator

Jessica Vanase, RN, has been caring for cancer patients for more than eight years. For her, it’s more than a...

Always Ready: Backus Stages Disaster Drill

When Super Storm Sandy hit the east coast in 2011, Backus and Windham Hospitals were impacted — but not to...

Rx for Health finishes record fifth season

Backus Hospital’s Rx for Health program assisted a record 53 families in gaining access to a healthy diet of fresh...