Recognized For Highest Quality Care

At Backus Hospital, we continually strive to provide the best care to our patients.  And, the healthcare industry has recognized Backus for delivering on that promise.  Through our High Reliability Organization (HRO) culture, which focuses on improving safety through clear communication and staff empowerment. Backus exceeds industry standards for quality and safety.

Four Stars for Quality

In 2016, Backus Hospital was the only hospital in Connecticut to receive four out of five stars for quality in the latest “Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating” from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service.

The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating, which ranked 3,662 hospitals around the country, summarizes data from 64 existing quality measures publicly reported on the Hospital Compare website into one star rating for each hospital. Measures include mortality, safety, readmissions, the patient experience, and the use of timely and effective care measures.

High Performing Surgery Team

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Backus Hospital for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2016.

Backus and Hartford Hospital are among the only 61 out of 615 hospitals considered to receive this distinction nationwide.

Top Doctors and Nurses

Backus couldn’t achieve these quality and safety milestones without a team of experts to deliver this top-notch care.

In 2016, 47 physicians from the Backus Medical Staff were name “Top Docs” by Connecticut Magazine and 11 Backus nurses received the Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence from the Visiting Nursing Association of South Central Connecticut.