Day Kimball Healthcare Celebrates Northeast Connecticut’s More Than 20 Medical Group Practice Locations During National Medical Group Practice Week

PUTNAM, CT – Day Kimball Healthcare is celebrating National Medical Group Practice Week during January 18-22, 2010. With more than 20 medical practices, people living or working in Northeast Connecticut are able to seek preventive medical and specialty services locally.

National Medical Group Practice Week is intended to increase public and industry awareness of the key benefits that group practices provide to patients, communities and physicians, and to recognize the professionals who lead and manage these organizations. This year’s celebration is organized around the theme “Leading through change. Community. Practice. Staff. Physician.” This theme is significant because it highlights all of the factors that contribute to the positive impact that medical group practices have on the communities they serve during this time of uncertainty and economic challenges.

“Day Kimball Healthcare is grateful to all of the medical group practices who create the integrated healthcare network that consistently provides the best healthcare to our communities,” said Christine Vallee, vice president of physician services. “Medical group practices are both a community asset and a great way to deliver care to individuals and families through primary care and a multitude of medical and surgical specialties.”

Day Kimball Healthcare embraces “leading through change” in order to improve coordinated healthcare. An example was partnering with local medical group practices through the organization’s creation of Physician Services of Northeast Connecticut. In two years, Physician Services has grown into a multi-specialty organization with Brooklyn Family Medical Associates, Danielson Medical Associates, Pomfret Street Family Medical Associates, Putnam Surgical Associates and Woodstock Medical Associates. In fact, more than 51% of Northeast Connecticut’s primary care providers partner with Day Kimball Healthcare. This partnership allows for improved coordination of healthcare for individuals and families needing primary care and specialty services offered by the regions medical group practices. In addition, Day Kimball Healthcare is committed to growing and recruiting talented physicians and mid-level practitioners to practice in our area in order to better provide access to healthcare for the residents of Northeast Connecticut.