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Domestic violence affects all facets of families

Safe Futures, formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut, has been providing free, confidential services to women, men and children since 1976.

Backus collection lab moving to new Norwichtown home

NORWICH – To enhance convenience for patients, Backus Hospital will move the lab drawing station on the hospital’s ground floor at 326 Washington Street in Norwich to a newly constructed facility next to United Community and Family Services at 55 Town Street in Norwichtown.

Backus Joins In Heart Walk 2012 at Rocky Neck State Park

A team of hearty walkers from Backus joined groups from throughout the region for the annual Heart Walk at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic Sunday morning. The event, which supports the American Heart Association, raises money to help in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Thanks to all of the Backus staff, Backus volunteers and their families and friends for taking part in this event.

Laura Beth Seder Memorial Golf Tournament

The Laura B. Seder Memorial Golf Tournament that took place Friday, October 5th at the Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug was a great success. The weather was perfect and the golfers and sponsors had a great time. Thanks to all who contributed through their sponsorships and participation. Funds raised from this meaningful outing will be directed to the Laura B. Seder Memorial Fund in support of the Backus Breast Health Initiative.

Backus Auxiliary Mini Golf Tournament 2012

The ninth annual Backus Hospital Auxiliary Mini Golf Tournament took place Saturday, September 22 at the Odetah Camping Resort in Bozrah. This always-popular event is a major fund raiser for the Auxiliary. Thanks to the Adelman family for providing the use of their beautiful facility and challenging mini golf course, and for the great financial donation they made at the event to be used for the cancer programs at Backus. Les Morrell, a former camper and counselor at the campground, also made a donation on behalf of the Odetah Camping Resort Alumni. Also, thanks to Backus Food and Nutrition for the great food and service, and to everyone else who helped pull this event together.

Back to school means backpack safety

Tax-free week is upon us, which means many of us our flocking to the malls and stores to buy clothes and school supplies for our children. Those supplies include backpacks. After you choose a backpack, or even if you are using an older one, here are a few rules to follow so that your children can avoid, according to the Backus Rehabilitation Services Department.

Concussion: Recognition, Rest, Recovery

Recognition. Rest. Recovery. Those are the three key words in youth sports when dealing with concussions. Backus and Dr. Anthony...

Backus conducting health survey

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will begin a phone survey July 23, part of its next Community Health Needs Assessment that includes focus groups and interviews with community leaders.

Talk to your children about the Aurora movie shootings

The horrific news of the Aurora, Colorado movie shooting is everywhere. It’s the worst shooting this country has seen since the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, and has stirred up memories of Columbine, which occurred not far away.

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.