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Backus offers tips to avoid heat-related illness

NORWICH – Although other kinds of weather might get more attention, heat is actually the most dangerous event of all, said Dr. Steven Powell, a pulmonologist on The William W. Backus Hospital Medical Staff. In fact, the National Weather Service reports that heat kills more people per year – approximately 162 -- than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined.

CCU reaches 1000-day patient safety milestone

Backus Hospital’s Critical Care Unit has gone 1,000 straight days without a central line infection, an accomplishment that places it among the best CCU’s in the nation.

Backus Hospital has been named a Primary Stroke Center

Backus Hospital has been named a Primary Stroke Center by the state Department of Public Health, meaning it offers timely,...

Fall Prevention

Patient falls are a problem nationwide. To learn what hospitals and patients can do to prevent them, watch our video,...