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 |
February 13, 2017
This Valentine’s Day, the Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital, and all of the DKH family would like to wish Moses Day Kimball, the person for whom Day Kimball Hospital was named, a very happy...
February 6, 2017
Pictured: Matthew and Alycia Godzik of Putnam, CT with newborn son Theodore and DKH nurses Kathleen Dizazzo and Jennie Beaudry, November, 2016.
Day Kimball Hospital has scored among the top ten...
February 1, 2017
Deborah Lucier, patient account representative at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the year for 2016 at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Lucier’s selection was announced at a staff event...
January 30, 2017
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Outpatient Behavioral Health program is hosting a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group for boys and girls ages 13-17 in need of developing specific skills...
January 25, 2017
Kim Durand, RN, Clinical Manager of HomeCare for Day Kimball’s In-Home Care Division, has been named employee of the month for January by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
Durand, who has been...
January 23, 2017
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has again awarded accreditation to Day Kimball Hospital based on results of a recent on-site inspection of the hospital’s...
January 6, 2017
Management Reports Positive Margin at Annual Corporators Meeting
Day Kimball Healthcare’s 2017 Board of Directors: (front row, l. to r.) Steven Schimmel, MD, Karen Cole, Jack Burke, Joseph...
January 4, 2017
Day Kimball Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2017 on Tuesday, January 3. Alayna Josephine Stone was born at 12:23 p.m. and weighed in at eight pounds, 15 ounces. Mom Robyn Stone of Danielson, who...
December 28, 2016
Lisa Reardon, LCSW, Staff Psychotherapist at Day Kimball Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for December by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). ...
December 19, 2016
Inpatient Care and Comfort Remained Unaffected, Surgeries Resumed Less than 48 Hours Later
Day Kimball Hospital announced today that an administrative review of the hospital’s response to an...