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How Can She Help You? At 95, She’s Backus Hospital’s Oldest Volunteer

Mary Kornacki says giving back is what keeps her going.  And, she does keep going and going and going. Kornacki, who recently celebrated her 95th birthday, is Backus’ oldest volunteer.  The Norwich native and Preston resident began volunteering at Backus Hospital in 1998, serving in various roles with the marketing...


When The Cancer Doctor Becomes The Cancer Patient

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute breast surgeon Dr. Kristen Zarfos has a reputation among her patients for her warm personality, her compassion and her willingness to engage patients and their families in treatment at every step of their breast cancer fight. “I think the most important thing is to have patients engaged...


Rebuilding History

For Russell Magnussen, there is no place like the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The New Britain native worked as a mechanic his entire life. His love for flying began many decades earlier. He obtained a pilot’s license at the tender age of 16. In his retirement, he spent...