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Category Archives: Stroke

Blood clots: A preventable, but serious, medical condition

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s hospitalization with a blood clot near her brain has brought new attention to this treatable but serious...

Backus recognized for stroke initiatives

NORWICH – The American Heart Association has recognized the Backus Stroke Center for meeting national standards for stroke care. The Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award is one of the many initiatives Backus will be celebrating during National Stroke Awareness Month.

80’s Event Helps Support Backus Stroke Center

The Celebrate the 80’s event Saturday, July 30 at the Dalice Elizabeth Winery in Preston was a big success. Proceeds...

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.

Backus stroke program receives state designation

NORWICH – The state Department of Public Health has re-designated Backus as a Primary Stroke Center, meaning the hospital provides the best evidence-based care for stroke patients.

A Gift from the Heart

During Philanthropy Day at Backus March 22, special recognition was given to Fred and Erin Martinelli, whose donation of a...

Event to benefit the Backus Stroke Program

Participants gathered Saturday, Feb. 13, in the spacious Italian kitchen and dining room of John and Mary-Lee Wilcox in Preston for a a fund-raising event to benefit the Backus Stroke Program. The event, which featured great foods, live music, a silent auction and a cooking demonstration by a White House chef, raised money and awareness for Backus Hospital's Primary Stroke Center.

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,...