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.
Fixing a Stroke Causing Heart Hole
Twenty-five percent of us have a small opening in our heart between the left and right atrium called a PFO. While most of us will never know we have a PFO, some find out after a stroke. See how doctors at UConn Health are helping a young stroke survivor born with a PFO prevent a future stroke.
40-Year-Old Father’s Life and Livelihood Saved by UConn Health Cath Lab
Fred Veilleux, 40, of East Hartford is a father of three children and the picture of strength. Learn how UConn Health's Calhoun Cardiology Center got him quickly back to his family and also back to work lifting 3,000 lbs. a day.
Heart Health Remains Paramount Concern for Women, Even During Pandemic
Delaying health care over fears of the COVID-19 virus can have potentially deadly consequences
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.
Fitness Tracker Saves Patient’s Life
After her Fitbit alerted her to serious heart trouble, 73-year-old Patricia Lauder was successfully treated at UConn Health's Calhoun Cardiology Center.
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.
Early Detection of Lung Cancer Saves Lives
'Early detection is a patient’s best chance for a lung cancer cure,' says UConn Health's Dr. Omar Ibrahim.
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.