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 - www.harthosp.orgHartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital, one of the largest Medical Centers in New England, was created in 1854. Since its inception, the hospital has been at the forefront of innovative approaches to health care and service to the sick. In 1877, the hospital became the fourth in the county to open a School of Nursing modeled on the Nightingale plan. Today, 146 years later, Hartford Hospital remains keenly aware that its founding was based on need and that its present and future rely on meeting the needs of the Hartford community and the citizens of Connecticut. The hospital's vision is to be Connecticut's premier provider of comprehensive and community health care and our mission is to promote, restore and maintain the health of all the people we serve. Hartford Hospital has been recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for three years running.

Situated in the south end of Hartford, Hartford Hospital is licensed for 819 beds, has a medical staff of 828 physicians, occupies 45 patient care and support buildings, and approximately 2.1 million occupied square feet of space. In 1999, there were 57,000 Emergency Room visits and 36,023 admissions. As a major Tertiary Referral Center, the hospital provides state-of-the-art medical care through a rapidly developing integrated delivery system. In 1994 Hartford Hospital acquired the 172 year-old Institute of Living, one of the nation's oldest and most respected psychiatric facilities, which is located on an adjacent campus. The hospital has established clinical centers of emphasis and excellence in specialty areas of Oncology (Harry Gray Cancer Center), Cardiology, Mental Health (Institute of Living), Trauma, Primary Care, Diabetes, Asthma, and Women's Health. It is only one of two centers in Connecticut providing organ transplantation (heart, liver, pancreas and kidney) and is a major provider of state-of-the-art cardiovascular services. Hartford Hospital is designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center and operates the state's only helicopter transport system, LIFE STAR.

Hartford Hospital has been in the forefront in Graduate Medical Education for many decades and that rich tradition continues to this day. The Department of Medicine has 300 physicians on its staff, many of them actively involved in Graduate Medical Education. The hospital currently participates in integrated residencies in all specialties of Medicine, through its affiliation with the University of Connecticut Health Center.

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 Women’s 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.