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Windham Hospital & Backus Hospital Doctors' Day 2019

We have 4,000 great reasons to celebrate Doctors' Day. On National Doctors' Day, we're thanking the 4,000 doctors who practice throughout Hartford HealthCare. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the doctors who practice at Windham Hospital and Backus Hospital. windhamhospital.org backushospital.org

Opioid Reversal Drug in Hospitals

The state of Connecticut is making available to hospital emergency rooms an opioid reversal drug. Hartford HealthCare's Dr. William Horgan has details.



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Hartford HealthCare is now taking care of Southeastern Connecticut.




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Rating Agencies Deliver Positive Reports for Hartford HealthCare

As part of its $750 million financing plan, Hartford HealthCare has received solid reviews from three national rating agencies. Fitch Ratings, one of the three, has upgraded Hartford HealthCare’s rating to “A+” with a stable outlook. Fitch’s previous rating was “A” with a positive outlook. The other two agencies — [...]

Brave Beauty Program Visits Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Waterford

There were all of the trappings of a girl’s night out, complete with sparkling cider and beauty makeovers. But for the group of women gathered for fruit, cheese and tips for applying foundation, this was so much more than an oasis from the pressures of work and family. Each was [...]

How the Mind Responds to Endless Bad National News

Two shootings in two days at military bases in Hawaii and Florida barely made the evening news, and these tragedies didn’t result in much water cooler talk, either. Is this the new normal? Not necessarily, according to Dr. Anthony Ng, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network’s East [...]

Backus, Generations Join Forces to Provide Care at Area Shelters

Winter weather can pose many health challenges for the less fortunate in the community. A partnership between Generations Family Health Center and Backus Hospital Mobile Health Resource Center (MHRC) provides regular walk-in medical care to those in need at The Windham Region No-Freeze Hospitality Center in Willimantic and at St. [...]

In the Nick of Time: Backus Staff Helps Deliver Baby in Emergency Department Parking Lot

When Norwich resident and mom of three, Chris Rivera-Velez went into labor early in the morning on Nov. 15, she felt she had enough time to get to Backus Hospital for the delivery. She was right about getting to the hospital — but getting inside was quite another story. Rivera-Velez, [...]

Diabetes? Follow This Doctor’s Cold-Weather Tips to Protect Feet

By Dr. Mark Tramontozzi For people with diabetes, the winter months are a time when more attention than usual should be given to the feet.  Diabetics are at risk for having reduced blood flow to the lower extremities, and the cold weather compounds this problem. The dry weather from being [...]


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The Latest in Robotics Technology

Backus uses the latest techniques and technology, including minimally invasive robotic
procedures, to treat a full range of general surgery conditions.



Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Breastfeeding Support Group

This support group is for new mothers and their babies from birth to 6 months old. Registration is not required, they meet twice a week on [...]

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Suffering from Knee or Hip Pain?

In this FREE educational seminar, learn more about: Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted joint replacement surgery and this technique is more [...]

Friday, Jan 24, 2020, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Surgical Weight Loss Information Session for Backus Hospital

In this FREE information session, learn more about surgical weight loss and a review of procedures offered, risks and benefits of surgery, [...]


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Helen Anaedo, MD Board Certified in Endocrinology Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

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Thomas Lane, MD, FACP Director, Weigh Your Options Weight Loss Program Hospital of Central Connecticut

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Brian Burne, MD Chief of Hematology/ Oncology Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut


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