UConn Health is Connecticut’s only academic medical center. More than 600 doctors care for more than 650,000 patients each year at UConn John Dempsey Hospital, its Emergency Department, its new state-of-the-art Outpatient Pavilion, and at 10 medical service locations in Avon, Canton, East Hartford, Farmington, Plainville, Putnam, Simsbury, Southington, Storrs, and West Hartford. In addition, patients participate in care and cutting-edge clinical trial research through our UConn School of Medicine and UConn School of Dental Medicine. Each day our clinicians, surgeons, physician-scientists, multidisciplinary health care teams, and nurses are on the frontlines of patient care, saving lives, curing disease, and performing lifesaving operations with the latest technology, advanced treatments, and promising therapies.
Each day the patient is at the center of everything we do. In the Patient Perspectives series learn first-hand through our patients’ eyes and words about their extraordinary medical journeys at UConn Health.
Once-a-Day Pills for Sickle Cell Changing Young Woman’s Life
World Sickle Cell Disease Day is June 19. Learn how the advanced clinical care and research of Dr. Biree Andemariam and her New England Sickle Cell Institute at UConn Health are changing sickle cell patients' daily lives.
Veteran Saves Fellow Veteran from Deadly Heart Attack
A heartwarming Memorial Day story of an Army Veteran turned paramedic saving another Army Veteran's life from the most dangerous type of heart attack.
Immunotherapy Helps Woman Fight Deadly Ovarian Cancer
A 64-year-old woman with ovarian cancer has experienced significant improvements after taking part in a clinical trial combining two immunotherapies at UConn Health.
A Scary Halloween: High School Custodian Survives Cardiac Arrest
Thanks to prompt treatment by a UConn Health team, patient Clyde Livingston gets 'a second chance at life.'
Power of Possible: UConn Health Keeping Baseball Player in the Game
Injured baseball player Anthony Giansanti was successfully treated at UConn Health with an advanced natural treatment called platelet-rich plasma.
Survivor Seeks to Raise Awareness about Male Breast Cancer
After successful treatment at UConn Health, Norman Smith is now passionate about raising awareness about male breast cancer.
UConn Health Helping Adults With Sickle Cell Live Longer
Care providers at the New England Sickle Cell Institute help patients live longer, healthier, less painful lives.
Woman with Broken Hip Sails to UConn Health for Care
Ellen Potter fell and broke her hip on her boat near Block Island, then sailed hours to the Connecticut shore so she could receive top-notch surgical care at UConn Health.
Heart Doctor Stops His Car to Save Life of Construction Worker
On April 11 Richard Couture, 56, of Bristol was working his construction job helping to build 10 new homes in West Hartford when his heart suddenly stopped. Cardiologist Dr. Manny Katsetos of UConn Health and Lexington Cardiology Associates happened to be driving by. “Something caught my eye in front of a house, and to my […]