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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...

Da Vinci Success

Backus Hospital has had the latest da Vinci surgical robot for less than a year, but the hospital and its...

A Frank Discussion about Breast Cancer Screening

Even though I have been an RN for more decades than I care to admit, I still get confused about...

Addiction is a growing health issue that is impacting a wider cross section of people in eastern Connecticut

Addiction is a growing health issue that is impacting  a wider cross section of people in eastern Connecticut,  but the...

Get Back-to-School Savvy by Planning Your Family’s Meals

Jennifer Fetterley, RD After months of long weekends, vacations, relaxing by the pool, and making the Little League circuit, the...

To lose weight, weigh your food

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse It was hard not to laugh when my friend...

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care

When should you seek urgent care rather than emergency care? Life’s little emergencies don’t always happen during normal office hours. ...

Backus and Windham Hospital Emergency Services Director Named Connecticut Hospital Association “Healthcare Hero”

Southington, CT—Backus and Windham Hospital director of emergency services Karen Butterworth-Erban, RN, was one of 11 health care workers from...

Staying Hydrated is Key to Good Health

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse W.C. Fields is credited with saying, “I never drink...