The Division of Surgical Critical Care is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to critically ill and injured patients. The Division is also committed to training fellows to assume leadership roles in the field of critical care and has over 20 years of accreditation from the ACGME to train 4 fellows. The fellows manage patients under the supervision of the Attending Intensivists and have principle responsibility over rotating house officers from the Departments of Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Emergency Medicine. The fellows also provide in-depth cognitive and technical teaching to residents and medical students.
Hartford hospital is an 800-bed Level I academic/tertiary care medical center with about 2,000 trauma admissions yearly, over 30,000 operative procedures, an average of 100,000 ED visits and over 3,000 surgical ICU admissions per year. The Surgical Critical Care Division is comprised of three patient-focused intensive care units providing care in the areas of general surgery/trauma, cardiothoracic and neurocritical care to over 3,000 critically ill or injured patients per year. There are a total of 46 ICU beds and 21 stepdown beds that provide continuity of care throughout the patients’ acute hospital course. The 3 ICU’s are staffed by 16 surgical intensivists, 5 anesthesiologists, and 1 neurointensivist. The fellows have the option for weekly or participation from the over 30,000 surgical cases performed each year at Hartford Hospital as well as electives in hepatobiliary, vascular, thoracic surgery, trauma and research. The dedication of the faculty provides a nurturing environment for the fellow to mature into a confident and competent surgical intensivist.
The comprehensive experience at Hartford Hospital assures that fellows completing the program will be highly trained intensivists capable of providing care for the sickest of patients and serving as effective educators and role models. Come see what we have to offer and why the training at Hartford Hospital is a unique and innovative experience in surgical critical care.
The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program at the University of Connecticut is committed to enhancing the recruitment, retention, and professional development of underrepresented groups. As our population becomes more ethnically and racially diverse, we continue to build a program that reflects the diversity of our surrounding communities. Our program strives to provide its residents with the tools necessary to deliver compassionate and culturally competent care through mentorship and educational initiatives.