Backus moving lab drawing station to new Town Street facility

Norwich – The William W. Backus Hospital today announced plans to move its lab drawing station on the hospital’s ground floor at 326 Washington St. to a newly constructed facility next to United Community and Family Services at 55 Town St.

The new lab will open Nov. 5.

In addition to lab draws, the state-of-the-art facility will offer EKG tests. Lab hours will be: Monday-Wednesday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, 6 a.m.-noon.

The new lab will offer ample parking and will be much easier to access than the lab at the hospital, where patients need to search for parking and take stairs or the elevator, Les Temkin, vice president of clinical operations at Backus, said in a news release. The lab relocation will also free up parking spaces for hospital patients and their family members and new clinical programs at the hospital. It is also on a bus line, he added.

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