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JANINE GELINEAU/UCONN HEALTH (EXTERIOR); ©ROBERT BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY (PATIENT ROOM AND OR)

Opened May 2016

Having operated its current facility since the early
1970s, the University of Connecticut Dempsey
Hospital was faced with an out-of-date building
with undersized rooms, inefficient mechanical
systems, small floor plates, and a lack of staff collaboration spaces. Rather than invest in expensive
mechanical updates that would still leave it with
an undesirable footprint and inefficient rooms,
Thomas P. Trutter, associate vice president of
campus planning, design, and construction at
UConn Health, says the provider decided to seek
a combination of state and non-state funds to
construct a new inpatient tower.
The 320,150-square-foot building, which
opened this past May and was designed by SBA/
HKS Joint Venture, accommodates 169 med/
surg beds, 12 ORs, and a 36-bay emergency
department. The private patient rooms are sized
to accommodate family members as well as
large groups of staff members on rounds, while
new staff teaming rooms are located on the end
of each floor along with staff respite areas with
windows.
Additionally, state-of-the-art technology is
incorporated into the ORs, including video cameras
to live-stream procedures to academic classrooms.
Smart beds in the inpatient rooms allow patients to
control their room environment while also alerting
the staff when patients get out of bed.

Above: The building is
oriented to maximize
views to the outdoors and
features teaming spaces at
the end of each floor with
access to natural light.
Left: Acuity-adaptable
patient rooms provide for
future flexibility. Bottom,
left: The tower's operating
suite includes spacious
600-square-foot ORs, each
equipped with high-tech
equipment, including
large plasma screens and
LED surgical boom lights.
High-resolution video
systems with real-time
video and photo image
capabilities allow for direct
communication with the
department of pathology
during surgery and support
other audiovisual needs.

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Monitor
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The Center
Forward Thinkers
Charting a New Course
Whole in One
In the City
Research
First Look
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