Located in Farmington, the University of Connecticut Health Center comprises the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, John Dempsey Hospital, the UConn Medical Group, UConn Health Partners, and University Dentists. With more than 5,000 employees, the Health Center is Connecticut's 16th largest employer and an important contributor to the local and regional economy.
In 2011, the Connecticut Legislature approved Bioscience Connecticut, a plan proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to renovate and expand the UConn Health Center. This initiative includes the construction of a new patient tower, parking garage, and outpatient center on UConn's Farmington campus; an expansion of small-business incubator space; as well as renovations to John Dempsey Hospital and its research labs. The $864 million project is expected to create thousands of new construction jobs each year over the next several years, allow for an increase in the size of the University's medical and dental schools, lead to the recruitment of additional faculty, and ultimately generate long-term sustainable economic growth for Connecticut based on bioscience research, entrepreneurship, and commercialization.
- $90,234,836 received for biomedical research at the UConn Health Center in fiscal year 2011.
- 451 scientists actively involved in biomedical research at the UConn Health Center.
- 76 patents awarded to UConn Health Center researchers since 1980, representing a range of discoveries from cancer treatments to improved materials for dental braces.
- 4 embryonic stem cell lines created for research endeavors along with a multitude of stem cells created from adult skin cells for research.
- 1,017,000 square feet dedicated to research. The main building covers more than 2.178 million square feet.
- 2,972 men and women have received medical degrees from the UConn School of Medicine since the first class graduated in 1972.
- 1,412 men and women have received dental medicine degrees from the UConn School of Dental Medicine since the first class graduated in 1972.
- 35% of School of Medicine graduates practice in Connecticut today.
- 46% of School of Dental Medicine graduates practice in Connecticut today.
- 600 interns, residents and fellows train each day at hospitals throughout Greater Hartford under the sponsorship of the UConn School of Medicine.
- For 24 years UConn medical students have been providing primary care and counseling to Hartford's homeless at the South Park Inn Medical Clinic.
- 2,988 applications received for 89 positions in the UConn School of Medicine Class of 2015.
- 1,172 applications received for 45 positions in the UConn School of Dental Medicine Class of 2015.
- Home to the Farmington Valley's only full-service 24/7 Emergency Department.
- Home to Connecticut's only TomoTherapy radiation oncology system.
- 265,099 outpatient visits to John Dempsey Hospital in fiscal year 2011.
- 9,256 patients admitted to John Dempsey Hospital in fiscal year 2011.
- 450 physicians in more than 50 specialties in the UConn Medical Group, the largest medical practice in Greater Hartford.
- 535,574 patient visits in fiscal year 2011 to UConn Medical Group, the largest medical practice in Greater Hartford.
- 30,140 patient visits in fiscal year 2011 to the UConn Health Center's Emergency Department.
- 94,908 patient visits in fiscal year 2011 to the UConn School of Dental Medicine clinics.
- 45,593 patient visits provided by the UConn School of Dental Medicine at affiliated community sites in fiscal year 2011.
- 32,000 calls annually to the Poison Control hotline at the UConn Health Center from individuals and health care providers.
- For 54 years the Connecticut Poison Control Center at the UConn Health Center has provided lifesaving treatment advice for the people of Connecticut and their health care providers.
- 72 UConn Health Center physicians included in the 2011 Best Doctors list as published by Hartford Magazine.
- 22.9% of the Health Center's total fiscal year 2011 expenses provided by the State. The remainder comes from research grants, philanthropy and patient care revenues.
- 5,435 people employed by the UConn Health Center.
- 475 volunteers currently contributing their time at the UConn Health Center.
- 1,247,164 visits to the Health Center's Lyman Maynard Stowe Library – 1,054,906 virtual visits from homes or offices, and 192,258 in person.
- $7.3 million in uncompensated dental care provided during fiscal year 2011 by the School of Dental Medicine.
- 24,000 miles pedaled by UConn medical students in the annual "Coast to Coast for a Cure" cross-country bike trek to raise money for Lea's Foundation for Leukemia Research.
For more information, please visit the UConn Health Center's About Us page.
Basic information about the University of Connecticut.
Connecticut is at the forefront of the bioscience industry.
A place that grows ideas.
The University's founding and early years.