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Flu outbreak prompts visitor restrictions at Backus

Due to a high number of confirmed flu cases, the Backus Health System is enacting temporary visitor restrictions and limiting public use of its facilities beginning Friday, Dec. 14

Record turn out for flu shots

Ninety-nine percent of Backus employees got their flu vaccinations, the highest number by far in the history of the institution.

Backus volunteer, breast cancer survivor authors children’s book

With a full-time position working for the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Oakdale resident Carol Majewski had a vision of...

Backus to host blood drive

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host an American Red Cross Blood on Friday, Dec. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in hospital conference rooms 1-3 at 326 Washington Street in Norwich.

Backus shines in 2012

NORWICH —Innovation, fiscal responsibility and a continued focus on providing health care in the community and outpatient settings led to a strong fiscal year for The William W. Backus Hospital.

Backus names three new Board members

NORWICH – The Backus Health System added three new members – a physician, a nurse and a college administrator – to its Corporation Board of Directors and The William W. Backus Hospital Board of Trustees at its Annual Meeting Wednesday.

Safety net group receives Backus President’s Award

NORWICH – Hospitals are generally considered safety nets in the community, especially their emergency departments. But in reality, taking care of people before they end up in the ER is much more strategic and effective.

Domestic violence and how it 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 Hospital offers asthma education classes

NORWICH – Backus Hospital will host a series of four asthma education classes on Mondays Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center, 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.

New lab opens in Norwichtown

Backus’ new lab drawing station did a booming business during its first week in operation. “We had a huge turnout on Monday, more than we anticipated,” saidTimothy Shizume, DC, MT (ASCP), Director, Laboratory Services