Department & Services
High Risk Neonatal Care
If you are giving birth at The William W. Backus Hospital, you have access to some of the most expert physicians anywhere. In addition to highly trained physicians at OBGYN Services of Norwich, Backus has a partnership with Women & Infants Hospital in Rhode Island in which neonatal nurse practitioners work in the Backus Birthing Center, providing coverage in case emergencies arise.
The practice includes specialty physicians on the medical staff of both Backus and the nationally recognized Women & Infants Hospital.
The nurse practitioners also serve as resources to educate Backus staff. Also as part of the neonatal coverage program, an OB Rapid Response Team has is available if a mother or a fetus is in crisis. WIH Faculty Physicians Inc. has opened a new practice on Sachem Street near Backus focusing on high risk pregnancies and other gynecological specialties. The practice includes five physicians providing expertise for high-risk pregnancies and other women’s health issues.