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How I spent my summer vacation

Each summer about 85 high school students from throughout southeastern Connecticut volunteer at Backus Hospital as Junior Volunteers. In addition...

Backus Safety Camp 2017

Learning how to apply a tourniquet; making an emergency medical kit; trying on a firefighters outfit. There was plenty to see and do at the 2017 Safety Camp at Backus Hospital Saturday, May 20. Organized by the Backus Trauma and EMS Departments and American Ambulance, Safety Camp gives children and their families an opportunity to learn about safety in a fun environment.

Dress in Blue day at Backus

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. To mark the event and help raise awareness of colon cancer issues and the need for early screenings, staff were encouraged to wear blue on Friday, March 3.

Seasons Greetings from the Backus Holiday Dinner

There was a festive atmosphere and plenty of food as staff at Backus Hospital celebrated their annual Holiday Meal on Wednesday, 12/14. Thanks to all, especially the staff in Food and Nutrition, who helped to put on this fun event.

After the sun goes down

At Backus, providing high quality and compassionate care around the clock is our job. Our night shift employees make it...

35th Annual Backus Golf Tournament

Thanks to all who participated in this year's Backus Golf Tournament that took place Friday, June 10. All of the proceeds from the tournament are used in support of a variety of community outreach initiatives. View this photo gallery for a selection of candid and group photos.

Armed Intruder Response Training: Volunteers Step Up to the Challenge of our New Reality

In the wake of mass tragedies such as those in Sandy Hook, California and Paris, Hartford Healthcare announced plans to...

NFA receives Youth in Philanthropy Award at Backus Bennies

Norwich Free Academy students are not just learning through books – they are learning in life, and helping others in...

Dr. Muhammed Qureshi: Attending State of the Union was inspiring experience

As I sat in the gallery of the House Chamber at the United States Capitol, I soaked in what was...

Thanks to our staff

We have much to be thankful for this time of year. Especially our staff and all of the hard work...