Backus Hospital

Boosted vascular services with the hiring of a vascular surgeon and a state-of-the-art vascular laboratory that offers noninvasive diagnostic testing for a wide array of vascular conditions.

Began offering three-dimensional mammography, or tomosynthesis, the most advanced imaging technology for breast cancer detection.

Expanded key services to the shoreline with the opening of primary and specialty care space and an ambulatory surgical center in Waterford. Oncology, breast health and headache specialists joined the primary care practice at the site, with office hours by specialists in urology and general/gastroenterology surgery planned.

Earned recognition by Healthgrades as a top hospital for patient safety. Backus was just one of two Connecticut hospitals to earn the honor, which recognizes the top 10 percent of facilities for patient safety.

Transitioned to CareConnect (PeopleSoft, Epic, ImageConnect) electronic medical record software, combining patient registration, health records and billing so patients can move seamlessly through the HHC system.