UConn John Dempsey Hospital

University Tower at UConn John Dempsey Hospital

Hospital Renovations

Renovations to the existing John Dempsey Hospital building will include:

  • Construction to begin mid 2014 and to be completed in early 2018.
  • Estimated cost: $163 million
  • Replacements and upgrades to systems including heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems
  • Renovate the existing John Dempsey Hospital to allow several departments to expand including:
    • Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
    • Clinical Pathology Labs
    • Clinical Pharmacy
    • Inpatient Psychiatry
    • Renovations to four vacated hospital floors for Clinical Support and Translational Research
    • Clinical Support
    • Clinical and Translational Research and Clinical Trials

Patient Care Tower

Eleven levels house key patient areas including the emergency department, surgery suite, MRI suite, renal dialysis, respiratory therapy, inpatient rehab (orthopaedics, rehab gym and workspace), clinical support, and patient education space. Support services located in the new tower includes central sterile processing and a new main lobby.

  • 169 single bed inpatient rooms
  • Expanded new Emergency Department
  • 28 bed intensive care unit
  • 29 bed step-down unit (cardiac and medical)
  • 28 bed hematology/oncology unit
  • 28 bed orthopedics/spine unit
  • Two 28 bed medical-surgical units

Patient Benefits

Patient Centered Design

Open, calming environments feature abundant natural light, connections to the outdoors and the latest technologies. The single patient rooms are designed to reduce stress, improve patient safety, maintain confidentiality, minimize hospital-acquired infections, enhance privacy and speed recovery. The rooms include family space and soothing, panoramic views of the Farmington Valley and Hartford skyline. Decentralized nursing stations enable nurses to remain in close proximity to their patients.

Comforts and Convenience

A welcoming main entrance and lobby offers visitors easy way-finding and amenities including a gift shop, a peaceful new interfaith room and an inviting café where guests can relax and refresh. To better serve our community, the Farmington Valley’s only full-service 24/7 Emergency Department will be all-new and larger.