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.

FY17 Fast Facts

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 

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FY17 Accomplishments

  • Boosted vascular services with the hiring of a vascular surgeon and a state-of-the-art vascular laboratory that offers noninvasive diagnostic testing for a wide array of vascular conditions.

  • Began offering three-dimensional mammography, or tomosynthesis, the most advanced imaging technology for breast cancer detection.

  • Expanded key services to the shoreline with the opening of primary and specialty care space and an ambulatory surgical center in Waterford. Oncology, breast health and headache specialists joined the primary care practice at the site, with office hours by specialists in urology and general/gastroenterology surgery planned.

  • Earned recognition by Healthgrades as a top hospital for patient safety. Backus was just one of two Connecticut hospitals to earn the honor, which recognizes the top 10 percent of facilities for patient safety.

  • Transitioned to CareConnect (PeopleSoft, Epic, ImageConnect) electronic medical record software, combining patient registration, health records and billing so patients can move seamlessly through the HHC system.

Backus Hospital Clinics and Locations

Backus Outpatient Center

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111 Salem Turnpike/Route 82, Norwich, CT 06360
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860.425.8722


Colchester Backus Health Center

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163 Broadway, Colchester, CT 06415
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860.537.4601


Ledyard Backus Health Center

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743 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339
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860.464.3104


Montville Backus Health Center

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80 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT 06382
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860.848.1297


North Stonington Backus Health Center

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82 Norwich-Westerly Road, North Stonington, CT 06359
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860.599.9961


Norwichtown Family Health Center

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42 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06380
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860.886.0567


Plainfield Emergency Care Center

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582 Norwich Road, Plainfield, CT 06374
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860.230.2830


Waterford Health Center

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196 Parkway South, Suite 201B, Waterford, CT 06385
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860.439.0636

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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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