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There has recently been a significant change in the way Emergency Medical Responders (EMS) in Connecticut treat patients suffering from cardiac arrest. The change comes as the result of new national...
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...
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...
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...
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...
One Last New Year Resolution to Consider That Will Last a Lifetime If you’ve yet to consider a planned gift in your charitable giving plans, this just might be the time to ask yourself why, or...
What is the most common cause of traumatic brain injury, more common than strokes but potentially just as serious, responsible for 90% of broken hips in people age 70 and older and the number one...
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...
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...
When you live in northeast Connecticut, you quickly come to learn that it is made up of small, rural towns where it’s safe to make the assumption that everyone knows everyone. And when you work at...
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...
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...
Do you feel tired, achy and depressed every winter? It could be that you’re not getting enough vitamin D. Researchers estimate that as many as half of all adults are at risk for this deficiency. Many...
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). ...
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...
One Year After Passing the Torch, A Family’s Legacy has Become a Community’s Mission In 1989, cancer claimed the life of 23-year old Cathy Deary, the youngest of thirteen children in the Deary...
Some of the best, most important lessons learned are taught by our parents who help to set an example and make an impact from the very beginning. For Donna Hendrickson, Administrative Assistant for...
Most people know that eating a healthy diet, exercising appropriately and getting enough sleep all contribute to good health. Another factor, spirituality, has also been shown to impact our health. ...
Ella (left) and Lilah Dunn of Danielson sing carols at the Killingly Tree of Life celebration held at Davis Park. Day Kimball Healthcare’s 27th annual Tree of Life Ceremony, held Sunday, December...
Lynne Gunn, registered respiratory therapist (RRT), has been named employee of the month for November by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). In her role as RRT, she treats patients with health care issues...
Joseph Adiletta to Serve as Interim President and CEO The Board of Directors of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) announced today that Robert Smanik has resigned as President and CEO. Joseph Adiletta, ...
In honor of National Homecare and Hospice Month, Day Kimball Healthcare hosted a celebration in recognition of home health care providers both past and present on Thursday, November 10, at Day...
National Homecare and Hospice Month: Celebrating the Long History of Home Healthcare in Northeastern Connecticut During the month of November, home care and hospice communities across the country...
If you’re at risk for lung cancer, a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening could save your life. It’s the only recommended screening for lung cancer and has been proven to...
The Friends of Hospice Committee at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has chosen the Putnam Walmart Pharmacy staff to receive the 2016 Friends of Hospice Award. The award has been given annually to a...
Staff at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) were deeply saddened by the passing of longtime volunteer and dear friend, Cliff Buttermark, 98, on September 26. Cliff was a valued member of the DKH volunteer...
Karen Lamontagne, LPN, charge nurse at Day Kimball Medical Group’s Pediatric Center in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for October by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Lamontagne began...
DKH One of Just Two CT Hospitals with Zero Adverse Events in 2015 A recently released report from the CT Department of Public Health (DPH) that provides information about adverse events at the...
Day Kimball Healthcare is most fortunate to be part of a vibrant, caring community that exudes philanthropic spirit through participation in countless acts of volunteerism, advocacy and financial...
There are lots of great reasons to follow in your parent’s footsteps. Having someone who can tell you firsthand the ins and outs of a job, and what it takes to get your foot in the door, or how to...
Renee M. Smith, RN, MSN and executive director of In-Home Care at Day Kimball Healthcare, has been elected to the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home (CAHCH) Board of Directors. CAHCH...
October is most often associated with the bounties of autumn harvests and the spooky thrills of Halloween. In recent years, it has also become very well known as breast cancer awareness month. The...
Our baby boomer generation is producing both an increasingly aging and more physically active segment of our population in greater numbers than ever before. A byproduct of this "epidemic" is the...
The Oncology Department at Day Kimball Hospital received an unexpected cash donation of $108 on Friday, October 7, presented to the staff in person by the president and vice president of the Thompson...
When you grow up in Woodstock, CT and decide to pursue a career practicing medicine with Day Kimball Healthcare’s Medical Group, chances are you’ll end up seeing plenty of people you know around town...
Brittany Bonchuk, Psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Day Kimball Healthcare, has been appointed to the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Evaluation Committee by the Governor's Task...
Kevan Hazelton, Information Technology (IT) customer service technician, has been named employee of the month for September by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Hazelton began working for DKH nearly...
Recently, 73 year-old Norman Baker of Ashford, CT, experienced a medical emergency that could have easily taken his life. Today, he and his wife, Rose, are at their doctor’s office for Norman’s...
Back to school time means the return of a more disciplined family routines. It’s the perfect time to introduce some simple habits that will help kids (and parents) maintain a healthy lifestyle and...
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).   Walters...
When Bob Kovaleski joined the staff at Day Kimball Healthcare more than two years ago he had just made a career change and was looking for a new lease on life. He didn’t know then the extent to which...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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 is world breastfeeding month and Day Kimball Hospital is proud to hold the Baby Friendly Hospital designation.  DKH is one of only six Connecticut Hospitals recognized as a birthing facility...
There’s no doubt that opioid addiction is a major epidemic. As the medical director of an Emergency Department, I don’t even need to reference the startling state and national statistics to know that...
To Kelly Marcroft, RN, MSN, CEN, Director of Emergency Services here at DKH, working in health care is a lot like the restaurant biz. Her experience waitressing at Max Downtown in Hartford while in...
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...
Monique Letson of Hampton, a patient access representative at Day Kimball Healthcare for the last four years, is very proud of her son. And as well she should be - at just 14, he's training hard to...
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...
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...
Kevin Chisler, a housekeeper for Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Chisler has worked in housekeeping for more than 20 years and has...
Kristen Willis has been named Director of Development for Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Willis is responsible for overseeing all development functions for the nonprofit community healthcare system, ...
Most of us have or have had a friend or family member with cancer. It can be a difficult diagnosis so it’s no wonder that proper nutrition can take a backseat – in fact, many patients have some form...
More than a decade ago, Leonard and Barbara Wielock of Thompson set up a trust that would determine how their estate would be disbursed upon their passing. Today, their forethought and commitment to...
Ashley Lebeau is a talented and inspiring young lady. She has William’s Syndrome, but she has never let that stop her from achieving her dreams. She is a Special Olympian, a high school graduate and...
While it is relatively easy to find resources and support concerning women’s health issues, conversation and awareness around men’s health isn’t as common. Even though we think of ourselves as...
If your hands are hurting because of an injury or health condition, there are ways to lessen the pain and disability - and sometimes even to eliminate it altogether. Hand therapy can be very...
Deborah Lucier, a patient account representative for Day Kimball Healthcare, has been named employee of the month by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Lucier began working for Day Kimball Hospital in...
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) took the top prize for excellence in healthcare communications at the New England Society for Healthcare Communications’ (NESHCo) annual Lamplighter Awards, held June 1...
Nancy L. Meade, a registered nurse for Day Kimball Medical Group has been named the latest employee of the month at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). For the last eight years, Meade has been...
5K Replaces Former Annual Deary Memorial Walk & Run, Continues to Benefit Cancer Screening and Treatment for NECT Residents in Need Day Kimball Healthcare is reinventing its former annual Deary...
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be stressful and difficult. With an estimated 15 million people in the U.S. caring for someone with a dementia-type illness, chances are...
To all our DKH nurses - thank you for all you do. All of our nurses are Champions of the Human Spirit! In honor of National Nurses Week we're featuring just a few of these everyday heroes. Perhaps...
Day Kimball Hospital, part of the Day Kimball Healthcare system, today announced that it has received two national distinctions for its hip and knee replacement program. The Joint Commission, a...
We recently celebrated National Lab Week here at Day Kimball Healthcare, in recognition of the life-saving critical diagnostic work provided by laboratory professionals across our healthcare system. ...
Left to right: Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), DKH Director of Marketing and Communications Laura Dunn, DKH Chief Medical Officer and VP for Medical Affairs and Quality Dr. John Graham, ...
The Joint Commission has Re-Certified the Hospital as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center   Day Kimball Hospital, part of the Day Kimball Healthcare system, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold...
Day Kimball Healthcare leadership and staff met with local legislators at Day Kimball Hospital on Thursday, March 31 to discuss the recent restoration of Day Kimball’s 2016 hospital funding and...
Pamela Kane, certified medical assistant for Day Kimball Medical Group’s pediatric primary care practice, has been named employee of the month for March by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Kane...
What better time to celebrate the delights of good food than during March, National Nutrition Month? This year the theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” Who thinks healthy eating has to be...
Day Kimball Healthcare President and CEO Robert Smanik (far left) speaks with Governor Dannel P. Malloy about the impact of hospital cuts to Day Kimball and Northeast Connecticut at the Capitol on...
“We have acted prudently and responsibly to protect that which is most precious to those we serve - their health and their livelihood. Today I ask that our legislature do the same.” Day Kimball...
DKH President and CEO Robert Smanik addresses the crowd at a May 14, 2015 advocacy event to restore state funding to the small community hospital. Robert Smanik, President and CEO of Day Kimball...
Quality sleep is essential for good health. Unfortunately many people today are suffering from sleep disorders and disturbances. What’s worse the symptoms are often overlooked, leaving people...
In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that Day Kimball Hospital, a part of the Day...
DKH Employee of the Month for February, 2016 Brenda Koski (center) with Chairman of the Board Joseph Adiletta (left) and President and CEO Robert Smanik (right) at a celebration in her honor at Day...

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A new report shows Day Kimball Hospital has achieved zero adverse events for its patients for the second consecutive year and is one of just two CT hospitals to do so in this latest report period.

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