History of DKH
Day Kimball Hospital of Windham County opened its doors on September 1, 1894. It was the inspiration of two sisters, Miss Elizabeth and Gertrude Vinton, who had a vision for the “Windham County Infirmary.” Mrs. M. Day Kimball donated $5,000 for the construction of the infirmary building in memory of her recently deceased son, Day Kimball, with the condition that the institution be named after him. Other Kimball family members pledged an additional $4,000, and with the $9,000 total donations, Day Kimball Hospital was born.
The hospital grew along with the community. Through the years the following additions were added to the hospital campus.
|1901 ||Southerly Wing – doubling patient capacity |
|1910 ||Bradley Wing – additional patients’ rooms and nurses’ quarters that was safe from fire, well ventilated and free from noise. |
|1922 ||Seldom Burden Overlock, MD Wing |
|1931 ||Nurses’ Home – three story building, which still stands today as Day Kimball’s Community Services Building, was built to provide the nurses with living quarters close to the Hospital. The third floor was used throughout the 1930’s as a maternity ward. |
|1951 ||North Wing expansion – raised the number of beds at Day Kimball from 76 to 90 and included new X-ray and delivery rooms as well as a new coffee shop. |
|1971 ||Dedication of the Community Wing |
|1972 ||Pediatric Center opens |
|1982 ||Day Kimball and Community Health and Home Care formed the Day Kimball Foundation, the beginnings of a comprehensive healthcare network. Hospice of Northeastern Connecticut and Northeastern Homemakers also eventually become part of this foundation. |
|1997 ||Hale Medical Pavilion dedication – includes the Burdick Birthing Center and Surgical Suites. |
|1998 ||Day Kimball HomeCare and Hospice of Northeastern CT officially become departments of the Hospital. |
|2008 ||Establishment of the Physician Services of Northeast Connecticut, LLC. |
|2009 ||Re-branding all Day Kimball brands to Day Kimball Healthcare |
September 12, 2016
Stephanie Walters, certified medical assistant at Day Kimball Medical Group’s Internal Medicine office in Dayville, has been named employee of the month by Day Kimball Hospital (DKH).
September 8, 2016
A new, state of the art patient monitoring system has been installed in the Intensive Care and Medical/Surgical departments at Day Kimball Hospital.
The new system, installed in July, is the same...
September 7, 2016
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) will host its annual Cancer Survivorship Day on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Day Kimball Hospital, Fields Conference Rooms, 320 Pomfret Street. ...
September 1, 2016
Dr. Marc Cerrone, Director of Pediatrics for Day Kimball Medical Group’s Pediatric Centers and Medical Director of Day Kimball Hospital’s Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, has been voted Best...
August 30, 2016
Members of Day Kimball Healthcare’s Development department partnered with members of Putnam Bank to host a Celebrity Scoops Night on August 18 at Deary Brothers Mike’s Stand in Putnam. Many families...
August 29, 2016
Paul Beaudoin has been named Chief Financial Officer of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), the major provider of healthcare services in Northeast Connecticut and the region’s largest employer. Beaudoin is...
August 26, 2016
Participants of Day Kimball Healthcare’s Junior Volunteer program have raised $1,277 to support patient care and comfort through an organization-wide gift basket raffle.
Volunteers sold raffle...
August 3, 2016
Shelly Newton, lead service specialist in the Diagnostic Imaging department, has been named employee of the month for July by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
Newton oversees the day to day...
July 21, 2016
Net Proceeds to Support Northeast Connecticut’s Nonprofit Community Hospital
The 32nd annual Day Kimball Hospital Golf Classic has raised more than $80,000, the net proceeds of which will support...
July 19, 2016
Janet Johnson, Pastoral Care and Volunteer Services coordinator at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), has been awarded the Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services credential by the Council for...