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.

FY18 Fast Facts

SVP & President: Donna Handley, SVP & President, East Region
Licensed bed capacity: 233
Transitions from inpatient care: 10,335
Patient days: 48,331
ED visits: 73,331
Newborn admissions: 924
Inpatient surgeries: 2,845
Ambulatory surgeries*: 7,994
Employees: 1,734
Physicians on staff: 381
Volunteers: 375
Operating revenue (audited): $316.2 million 

*included joint venture ASC (Glastonbury, Southington, BJI, Waterford) volumes

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FY18 Accomplishments

    • Received an “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare rating organization.

    • For the second consecutive year, Backus Hospital was recognized for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care by the American College of Surgeons through its National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

    • The Backus Hospital Breast Cancer Program earned a three-year reaccreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

    • Recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.


Backus Hospital Clinics and Locations

Backus Plainfield Emergency Care Center

582 Norwich Road, Plainfield, CT 06374
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860.230.2830


Backus Outpatient Center

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


Hartford HealthCare Health Center - Colchester

163 Broadway, Colchester, CT 06415
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860.537.4601


Hartford HealthCare Health Center - Montville

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


Hartford HealthCare Health Center - Pawcatuck/Stonington

350 Liberty Street, Pawcatuck, CT 06379
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860.599.9961


Hartford HealthCare Health Center - Norwichtown

42 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06380
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860.886.0567


Hartford HealthCare Health Center - Waterford

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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