Educational Settings

UConn Health  - Tower

UConn Health is composed of three main units: the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and a patient care delivery enterprise led by UConn John Dempsey Hospital and the UConn Medical Group. Founded in 1961, the organizations mission is to provide outstanding health care education in an environment of exemplary patient care, research, and public service. The UConn Health main campus is situated on 150 acres of wooded hilltop in the beautiful, historic community of Farmington. From this vantage point, the skyline of Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, can be seen about eight miles to the east.
UConn John Dempsey Hospital is a 224-bed facility that provides state-of-the-art care across all disciplines primarily in a state of the art facility opened in 2016. All of the latest medical technologies are available. UConn Health is at the forefront of translational research, bringing advances in bench research to the bedside. This has been accomplished through the development of Centers of Excellence including The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute.

Research Programs - Since the Health Center's inception, its administration and faculty have been committed to maintaining high-quality research programs as part of the institution's fabric. This commitment has enabled the Health Center to recruit distinguished researchers with expertise in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Molecular Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Cell Physiology, Toxicology, and Endocrinology, among other fields. The Alcohol Research Center is one of only 20 such federally-supported Centers in the nation. We also have a center on aging, and a center for cardiology as well as musculoskeletal research.

Clinical research is facilitated by the Lowell Weicker Clinical Research Center, and intellectual endeavors of all kinds are supported by the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library.

Hartford Hospital - Hospital

Hartford Hospital, founded in 1854, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England. The hospital is an 867-bed regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. Among its divisions is The Institute of Living, a 114-bed mental health facility with a national and international reputation of excellence. Jefferson House, a 104-bed long-term care facility, is also part of Hartford Hospital.

The hospitalís active medical staff includes more than 1,000 physicians and dentists within 18 departments. In 2016 the hospital had over 43,000 discharges and more than 100,000 emergency department visits. It performed over 42,000 surgeries in dozens of operating rooms and delivered almost 3,900 babies that year.

Hartford Hospital is a member of Hartford HealthCare, Connecticutís most comprehensive health care network, which adds to its collection of partners an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, two community hospitals, the stateís most extensive behavioral health network, a large multispecialty physician group, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a large physical therapy and rehabilitation network and an accountable care organization. Hartford Hospital is also home to several world-class centers of excellence, including the Hartford HealthCare Heart and Vascular Institute, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital and the Ayer Neuroscience Institute.

When hospitals canít provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to Hartford Hospital. The hospital maintains the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region, and operates the stateís only air ambulance system, LIFE STAR. During 2016, more than 6,000 patients were transferred to the hospital from over 50 different facilities in the Northeast.

Hartford Hospitalís reputation for providing complex and innovative care to those in need is built on the foundation of excellence in patient care, teaching and research. The hospitalís quality programs have continually been recognized for excellence by the Federal Government, US News and World Report, Solucient, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the National Cancer Institute and more. Hartford Hospital garners numerous awards and recognition including being ranked #1 in U.S. News & World Report's latest Regional Ranking.

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center - www.stfranciscare.orgSt. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. In 2015, Saint Francis became part of Trinity Health Of New England, an integrated health care delivery system that is a member of Trinity Health, Livonia, Michigan, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation serving communities in 22 states. Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is licensed for 617 beds, is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other Saint Francis entities include the Comprehensive Womenís Health Center, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Smilow Cancer Hospital Yale-New Haven at Saint Francis, and Saint Francis Medical Group.

A Regional Referral Center, Saint Francis provides sophisticated, contemporary Medicine with Centers of Excellence in Cardiology, Oncology, Women's and Children's Services, Behavioral Health, Emergency/Trauma Care and Rehabilitation.

With respect to programs in the Department of Medicine, the hospital's unique Diabetes Care Center is considered a national model. The first hospital in Connecticut to create a Coronary Care Unit, Saint Francis established the Hoffman Heart Institute of Connecticut in 1991. Saint Francis Oncologists participate in National Institutes of Health-sponsored cancer research projects, and the hospital is designated by the American College of Surgeons as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program.

In 1995, Saint Francis opened The Rehabilitation Hospital of Connecticut on its Mount Sinai campus. In 1996, Saint Francis completed the most ambitious construction project in its history; a 10-story Patient Care Tower that provides a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services in an easy, convenient manner.

The achievement of excellence at Saint Francis focuses on quality, caring, and the dignity of every patient. The commitment to these values is evident in Saint Francis's fourfold mission of patient care, teaching, research, and wellness.

Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) - www.connecticutchildrens.orgConnecticut Childrens Medical Center

Connecticut Children's Medical Center opened on April 2, 1996. At CT Children's, children do not have to compete with adults for medical care. Everything and everyone is dedicated to serving children, from the child-friendly design of the building, where each inpatient has his or her own room, to the clinical programs and services, all staffed by specialist in Pediatric Medicine and Surgery.

For the first time in Connecticut, all of a child's needs can be met in one freestanding Medical Center devoted completely to the care of children. From primary and preventive care, emergency, acute and intensive care services, to care for children with chronic medical conditions, CT Children's is an extraordinary medical asset.

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is the home of the Pediatric Medicine Residency Program and the Medicine/Pediatric Residency Program for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

The Medical Center provides major programs in Pediatric Medicine, Orthopedics, Hematology/Oncology and specialty services such as Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Rheumatology and Pulmonary Medicine. Pediatric Surgery, including Pediatric Urology and Neurosurgery continue the comprehensive array of services. CT Children's shares some services with Hartford Hospital, which is located directly across from CT Children's.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut - Hospital of Central Connecticut

The Hospital of Central Connecticut, part of Central Connecticut Health Alliance, is a 350-bed acute care, major teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. HCC provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services including but not limited to Endocrinology, Obstetrics, Oncology, Infertility, and Neurology. In addition, the hospital offers numerous clinical trials through the clinical research center. HCC is a Primary Referral Center for Central Connecticut, serving a population of more than 250,000.