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Backus and Ayer Neuroscience Institute Welcomes Neurosurgeon

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute welcomes neurosurgeon Mark Hornyak, MD, who began seeing patients earlier this month at One Towne Park Plaza in Norwich and will be performing procedures at Backus Hospital. Dr. Hornyak, who grew up in Clinton, CT, comes to Hartford HealthCare from Bassett Healthcare Network in...


Comprehensive Services for Multiple Sclerosis

Each week, an estimated 200 Americans are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). But new treatments bring new hope, according to neuro-immunologist Dr. Brian Wong. He is helping to launch a comprehensive multiple sclerosis program at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. Q: What are some of the new treatments available for...


Chase Family Movement Disorder Center Expands to Plainfield

Patients with movement disorders in Eastern Connecticut now have a choice for comprehensive, specialized treatment close to home. Earlier this month, the Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center opened a new office at the Hartford HealthCare Health Center at  in Plainfield.  Along with the addition of the Plainfield facility, the...

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Geriatrician Joins Windham Hospital Staff

Geriatrician Mamta Singh is now accepting new patients at the Windham Hospital HealthCenter at 5 Founders St., Suite 100 in Willimantic. Her areas of interest include geriatric consultation, preventive health, cognitive decline in older adults, dementia, behavioral disturbances in advanced dementia, fall assessment, multiple morbidity and functional losses late in...


Waterford Oncologist Comes Home to His Naval Roots

A desire to work within the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and a love of the Connecticut shoreline has brought Dr. Michael Kane back to his roots. Dr. Kane, the new Director of Physician System Integration for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and now practicing in the Institute’s Waterford center, is...


Diabetes Patient Credits Backus Wound Care for Saving His Foot

Like many people with diabetes, Roland Bowley couldn’t feel the sore on his right foot until it got so bad a nurse said he might need to have it amputated. The disabled 63-year-old from Canterbury says he had a wound that became infected. “I just didn’t feel it until it...