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ER Wait Times
Average wait time to see a physician or advance practitioner in accordance with symptom severity.

Wait times shown are the average wait times to see a physician or advance practitioner. Patients in the ER are seen in order according to the severity of their illness or injury.

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Back-to-School Sleeping

Back-to-school time usually means going to bed earlier and getting up earlier. Our sleep specialist explains what happens with the change in schedule.

Back to school time, but what about sleeping?

Back-to-school time usually means going to bed earlier and getting up earlier. Our sleep specialist explains what happens with the change in schedule.

The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks a winter inevitability, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall — [...]

Backus, Generations join forces to provide care at area shelters

Winter weather can pose many health challenges for the less fortunate in the community. A partnership between Generations Family Health Center and Backus Hospital Mobile Health Resource Center (MHRC) provides regular walk-in medical care to those in need at The Windham Region No-Freeze Hospitality Center in Willimantic and at St. [...]

A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Winter Classes, Events

2019-20 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Winter Calendar Here’s your guide to all of our upcoming fall events: Community Education and Support Programs Bereavement Support Bereavement Support Group Dec. 11 Jan. 8 & 22 Feb. 12 & 26 2- 3:30 pm Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital 326 Washington St., [...]

Diabetes? Follow This Doctor’s Cold-Weather Tips to Protect Feet

By Dr. Mark Tramontozzi For people with diabetes, the winter months are a time when more attention than usual should be given to the feet.  Diabetics are at risk for having reduced blood flow to the lower extremities, and the cold weather compounds this problem. The dry weather from being [...]

Syrian Refugee Travels Long Road to Freedom (and Windham Hospital)

Ayman Al Hariri has started a new life in Willimantic and at Windham Hospital. The Syrian refugee, a former middle school teacher in his native land, left the war-torn nation more than four years ago for the safety of his wife and two young children.  The United Nations estimates that [...]

Legendary Physician Wins Institute of Living Burlingame Award

Dr. Hank Schwartz doesn’t throw the adjective “legendary” around loosely, so when he used it to describe this year’s winner of the Dr. C. Charles Burlingame Award, it spoke volumes. Indeed, that winner, Dr. Max Fink, a pioneer and champion of the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), has generated volumes [...]


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Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health. This evidence-based, eight session program is a proven way to kick [...]