Backus Hospital

Backus Hospital has provided quality health care to the residents of Eastern Connecticut since 1893.

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Backus Hospital includes The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich; health centers in Montville, Colchester, Ledyard, Norwich and North Stonington; the Backus Outpatient Care Center in Norwich; the Plainfield Backus Emergency Care Center, which is a stand-alone emergency department and outpatient center.

It is the only trauma center in Windham and New London Counties and houses one of Hartford HealthCare's LIFE STAR helicopters.

Fast Facts (FY 2017)

SVP & President: Donna Handley, SVP & President, East Region
Licensed bed capacity: 233
Transitions from inpatient care: 10,296
Patient days: 46,246
ED visits: 76,492
Newborn admissions: 945
Inpatient surgeries: 2,148
Ambulatory surgeries: 7,603
Employees: 1,734
Physicians on staff: 381
Volunteers: 375
Operating revenue (audited): $340 million 




Backus Hospital Clinics and Locations

Backus Outpatient Center
111 Salem Turnpike/Route 82, Norwich, CT 06360
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Colchester Backus Health Center
163 Broadway, Colchester, CT 06415
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Ledyard Backus Health Center
743 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339
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Montville Backus Health Center
80 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT 06382
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North Stonington Backus Health Center
82 Norwich-Westerly Road, North Stonington, CT 06359
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Norwichtown Family Health Center
42 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06380
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Plainfield Emergency Care Center
582 Norwich Road, Plainfield, CT 06374
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Waterford Health Center
196 Parkway South, Suite 201B, Waterford, CT 06385
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Visiting Hours

To support our patients in their recoveries, we welcome visitors 24 hours per day, seven days per week, in most areas of the hospital. We know that during hospitalization you are comforted when accompanied by friends and loved ones.

Birthing Center
12:00-8:00 PM daily after delivery. Grandparents and other visitors may visit outside normal hours.

Critical Care Unit
According to patient's needs.

Emergency Department

When there are multiple visitors, the ED staff will encourage families and visitors to designate a representative for the group.

Psychiatric Inpatient Services
7:00-8:00 PM Monday-Fridays
1:00-3:00 PM and 7:00-8:00 PM on weekends and hospital holidays

Same Day Surgery
Patients may have two visitors in their rooms until they leave for surgery and, at the discretion of the nurse caring for the patient, upon their return from PACU (recovery room). 

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