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The Role of the Hospitalist

The Hospitalist Program at Backus and Windham hospitals is a great example of how the two hospitals, working together, provide seamless care for patients who may be seen at different points in either of the two hospitals.

Robotic Precision Hip Replacement

Thanks to the precision of robotic-assisted hip-replacement surgery, Bob Poole is up and about again!

Windham Hospital to Receive Federal Reimbursements as Medicare Dependent Hospital

Congressional approval of an extension for the federal Medicare Dependent Hospital Program (MDH) last week means about $3.8 million more in reimbursements for Windham Hospital, the only MDH hospital in the entire state. “Windham Hospital is a critical source of high-quality care for the Windham region,” said Congressman Joe Courtney [...]

New Windham Dementia Specialist Helps Bridge Gap for Caregivers

In most cases of dementia, there are two people in need – the person with the disease and their caregiver. Adrianne DeVivo, the new dementia specialist at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Windham Hospital, cares for both of them. DeVivo conducts assessments with dementia patients and their [...]

HPV and Head and Neck Cancer: The link is real. The prognosis is good.

For years head and neck cancer was mostly associated with heavy drinkers and smokers who had other chronic diseases.  That has changed dramatically in recent years. “The face of the disease has really changed because of the prevalence of HPV (human papillomavirus) which is now the leading cause of head [...]

Infusion Center Makes Debut in Windham

Windham Hospital recently announced the opening of the Lester E. & Phyllis M. Foster Oncology and Infusion Center at 5 Founders St. The new facility, which features towering windows facing a serene woodland area, was funded through efforts of the Auxiliary to Windham Hospital and the generosity of David and [...]

What is a Hospitalist?

For years, whenever patients were admitted to the hospital, they could expect a daily visit from their primary care physician. PCPs routinely made rounds at the hospital either before or after normal office hours, checking on their patients, monitoring their health and even ordering tests, consults or medications. Those days, [...]

It’s Super-Caloric Sunday: Fun Facts About Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII is almost upon us. As family and friends prepare to gather around their screens Sunday to watch the New England Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s a near-cinch they’ll indulge in their favorite game-day foods, share a few laughs and lament the fact that the Monday after the [...]


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