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Quality and Patient Safety

Day Kimball Healthcare strives to provide the highest quality care possible to ensure the best possible safety and outcomes for our patients. Our mission is to meet the health needs of our community through our core values of clinical quality, customer service, fiscal responsibility and local control.

Excellence in Quality Measures

  • Day Kimball Hospital is in the top third of all hospitals in CT for patient satisfaction according to State of Connecticut Department of Health & Human Services reports
  • Lowest Hospital Readmission Rates in CT from Qualidigm, based on most recent CHIME data (7/2014). Lower than CT average benchmarks for 30-day readmission rates: hospital-wide, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary, hip/knee replacement.
  • Medicare’s Hospital Compare website gives Day Kimball Hospital 3 out of 5 stars (2016), placing it among some of Connecticut’s top hospitals (only one CT hospital received more than 3 stars)
  • High Quality Rating for Hospital Acquired Conditions from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (6/2014)
  • BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center, 2016: Hip and Knee Replacement
  • BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center , 2016: Specialty Care – Maternity 
  • Cigna Center of Excellence, 2016: Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Pulmonary Medical Care
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Designations
      • Day Kimball Hospital designated as a Value Tier 1 Hospital for quality of care and efficiency
      • Day Kimball Medical Group PCP’s included in Enhanced Personal Health Care Program
  • Day Kimball Medical Group physicians have earned Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Level 3 is the highest level for this certification. 
  • Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Accreditations & Certifications


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