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Backus to host cancer screening

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host oral, head and neck cancer screenings on Thursday, April 11, from...


Flu subsides, visitor restrictions lifted

NORWICH – Due to decreasing flu activity in the community, the Backus Health System Monday lifted its visitor restrictions. This...

Asthma program helps patients breathe well, live well

Helping people learn how to control their asthma is the goal of a new asthma education class at Backus. Asthma was...

Take precautions to avoid injury this winter

With the snow showers in the forecast this week, it’s a perfect time to remind ourselves of winter safety measures....

Backus Shows Support for Employee Family and Other Leukemia Patients

The William W. Backus Hospital Shows Support for Employee Family and Other Leukemia Patients by Holding Be The MatchSM Marrow Drive Just two weeks after her 25th birthday, Katelyn Spence was diagnosed with ALL – a form of leukemia. To say her life has changed in a matter of seconds is an understatement.

Backus to sponsor weight loss program

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital’s Weight Loss Center will host a 17-week weight loss program on Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.

Newtown tragedy is a time to talk to your children, and assure them they are safe

The shooting in the quiet town of Newtown, Connecticut has been described as one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. And unlike Columbine and the Aurora, Colorado movie shootings, this massacre occurred very close to home.


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...