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  • Backus Hospital Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging

    August 15, 2019

    NORWICH—To connect families and their older loved ones with resources and support systems to achieve the best quality of life, Backus Hospital officially opened the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging with a ribbon-cutting on August 14. The office is located on the entry level of the hospital, located at…

  • 10 Signs of Mental Health Issues in Men

    August 08, 2019

    We know – and joke about – how, generally, men don’t particularly like seeing doctors for physical ailments, but getting them to see a professional for behavioral health issues is nearly impossible. Dr. Alexander Miano, physician psychiatrist at the outpatient behavioral health clinic at Backus Hospital in Norwich, has been at…

  • Welcome Aboard: Backus and Windham Welcome Latest Nurse Residents to Staff

    July 25, 2019

    Schools out for summer for latest group completing the year-long East Region nurse residency program. Fifteen nurses have officially completed the program and were recognized during a ceremony at Backus Hospital  on July 19. All 15 — thirteen at Backus Hospital and two at Windham Hospital — have been hired…

  • Meet Dr. Fun: Can Video Games Help Healing?

    July 25, 2019

    Dr. Fun is now on call at Backus Hospital in Norwich. Dr. Fun, a mobile video-game platform for patients now being piloted on Backus’ E4 surgical unit is the brainchild of Ryan Kelly from ITS Field Services in the East Region. Kelly, with the help of colleague Frank Mauro, used an…

  • How to Keep Kids Safe This Summer

    July 22, 2019

    By Lisa Hageman, RN Preventive Medicine Initiative Manager Backus Hospital As one of the coordinators for the local SafeKids coalition, I wanted to share some of the top summer safety tips as recommended by SafeKids Worldwide.  As we spend time on vacation visiting friends and family,  it’s a good reminder…

  • Hartford HealthCare Honors Cancer Survivors

    June 26, 2019

    Anyone who has faced a devastating diagnosis such as cancer well knows that life is too short. At Hartford HealthCare, we believe every patient is a survivor from the moment of diagnosis, even as they battle through any needed treatment or surgery. To celebrate survival and recognize National Cancer Survivors…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s David A. Whitehead Named Connecticut’s 2019 Grassroots Champion

    June 21, 2019

    The American Hospital Association (AHA) and CHA recognized David A. Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Hartford HealthCare, as Connecticut’s 2019 Grassroots Champion at CHA’s 101st Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019. As the 2019 Grassroots Champion, Mr. Whitehead is being recognized for his exceptional…

  • Soon-to-Open Healthy Aging at Backus Adds Coordinator

    June 12, 2019

    Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon-to-open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for Juvenile Justice…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health Now in Eastern Connecticut

    June 12, 2019

    The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health is designed to change that by giving…

  • June is National Hernia Awareness Month

    June 06, 2019

    Did you know that nearly 1 million hernia operations are performed each year in the U.S.? Hernias are abnormal bulges created by a weakness or hole, usually in the abdominal wall or groin. A hernia can also be defined as an exit of an organ, such as a bowel, through the wall of the cavity in…


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