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.

FY20 Fast Facts

SVP & President: Donna Handley, SVP & President, East Region
Licensed Beds (incl. bassinets): 233
Transitions from Inpatient Care: 10,528
Patient Days: 48,873
ED Visits: 62,253
Newborn Admissions: 874
Inpatient Surgeries: 2,282
Ambulatory Surgeries*: 8,173
Employees: 1,710
Physicians on Staff: 524
Operating Revenue (audited): $392.5 million 

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


    Backus Hospital Clinics and Locations

    Backus Plainfield Emergency Care Center

    582 Norwich Road, Plainfield, CT 06374
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    Backus Outpatient Center

    111 Salem Turnpike/Route 82, Norwich, CT 06360
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    Hartford HealthCare Health Center - Colchester

    163 Broadway, Colchester, CT 06415
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    Hartford HealthCare Health Center - Montville

    80 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06382
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    Hartford HealthCare Health Center - Pawcatuck/Stonington

    350 Liberty Street, Pawcatuck, CT 06379
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    Hartford HealthCare Health Center - Norwichtown

    42 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06380
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    Hartford HealthCare Health Center - Waterford

    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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