News Release

June 26, 2014

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-3894 

Photo: Celebration of UConn Health in Storrs Center

UConn Leaders, Elected Officials Dedicate Local Medical, Dental, Urgent Care Services

FARMINGTON, CONN. – UConn President Susan Herbst and Dr. Frank Torti, UConn Health executive vice president for health affairs and medical school dean, led a celebration of the opening of the UConn Health medical, dental and urgent care services at Storrs Center Thursday.

“It’s been one of my goals for many years to plant the UConn Health flag in Storrs Center, near the University community,” Herbst said.

“I am proud to say that we have assembled a team of world-class experts and highly accomplished physicians and providers for the greater Storrs community,” Torti said.

The UConn Health Storrs Center Medical and Dental Offices, 1 Royce Circle, Mansfield, consists of more than 20,000 square feet and has nearly 40 employees. The building opened in December, with the first services offered including primary care, occupational medicine, cardiology, orthopedics and sports medicine, general surgery, plastic surgery, x-ray, and a blood draw station. UConn Health Urgent Care opened in March. Dental offices are scheduled to open in July, with dermatology and psychiatry to follow later this year.

“Mansfield is a small town but thanks to the University we have sports, arts, culture and now, more options for health care,” said Mansfield Mayor Betsy Paterson.

“The UConn Health offices are helping to meet the health care needs of eastern Connecticut,” said State Rep. Gregg Haddad (D-Mansfield).

High-resolution photo: UConn officials, clinical staff, and elected officials join UConn President Susan Herbst (center) and Dr. Frank Torti, UConn Health executive vice president for health affairs (to Herbst’s right), for a ribbon cutting to mark the presence of UConn Health medical, dental, and urgent care services in Storrs Center.

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