UConn Health is First ‘HEARTSafe Campus’ Medical Center in Connecticut

UConn Health has been designated the first medical center “HEARTSafe Campus” by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA).

UConn Health follows in the footsteps of the University of Connecticut which last year was the first institution of higher education in the state to earn a HEARTSafe Campus designation.

“We commend you on your efforts to save lives and improve the health of your campus,” wrote Acting DPH Commissioner Dr. Deidre S. Gifford in her letter to UConn Health and UConn Fire Chief William Perez.

“In recognition of the University’s efforts to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest, UConn Health has met the criteria for designation as a HEARTSafe Campus,” states the official designation by the DPH’s Office of Emergency Medical Services. The three-year designation recognizes UConn Health’s commitment to provide improved cardiac response and care to the staff, students, and

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