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 


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
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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