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2011 Backus Golf Tournament

"Thanks to everyone involved in another successful Backus Hospital Golf Tournament. This was the 30th annual tournament and is a large fundraising event for the hospital. Special thanks to Tournament Sponsor Homecare Management Strategies/ Omni Medical Billing Plus and to all of our sponsors and the whole Backus team for helping out. A big thanks to the Food and Nutrition department for all of their hard work and great food! "

Cut-a-thon benefits Backus Breast Cancer Survivor Fund

It started at noon, and by 12:30 the line was out the door at the Antenna Salon in Norwichtown Sunday, April 10. Congratulations to salon artistic director JD and his entire staff for their great success with the hair cut-a-thon that took place Sunday afternoon to benefit the Backus Hospital Breast Cancer Survivor Fund and The Patient Navigator Program. We appreciate your support. Visit the salon's Facebook page at for more information about this event.

Backus donors are the region’s real safety net

Backus Hospital’s first Philanthropy Day had a distinctive family flair. There was the Martinelli family, whose donation helped Backus purchase a device that helps stroke victims and others learn to swallow again. There was the Lord family, who provided funding for MyHealthDirect, a computerized way to connect people without medical homes to primary care providers, thus decreasing costly and ineffective emergency room visits.

Donation links patients to community doctors

The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation has pledged $100,000 toward MyHealthDirect, an innovative tool at Backus Hospital that links patients who lack a primary care physician with appropriate healthcare providers. This provides more timely and ongoing care for patients, and reduces visits to the emergency room.

First Friday at Backus

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise money for the Backus Breast Health Initiative, employees at Backus Hospital and other local businesses took part in a series of First Friday activities on Oct. 1 that included a bake sale, pink decorations, pink sticker sales and dress pink fund-raisers. Thanks to all who took part and donated to this cause.

Backus Hospital Auxiliary Mini Golf Tournament 2010

"For seven years now, the Backus Auxiliary has staged a most unusual — and suceessful — fundraiser. This year the event took place Saturday, September 25, 2010. The annual mini-golf tournament has become an early-Autumn event in a terrific New England setting (thanks to the generosity of the Adelman family, owners of the Odetah Camping Resort), and — most of all — great spirit (thanks to the hard work of the Backus Auxiliary staff).

Thanks for supporting the Circle of Care

Backus Hospital would like to thank the community for its support of the Backus Breast Health Initiative Circle of Care...

29th Annual Backus Golf Tournament

Two hundred and sixteen golfers took to the course Thursday, June 10, for the 29th Annual Backus Golf Tournament at Elmridge Golf Course in Pawcatuck, CT. This year's event was expected to raise more than $40,000 in support of the many community health programs that Backus provides.

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.