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 |
June 22, 2017
After a seven-month national search, the Board of Directors of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) have announced that Anne Diamond, J.D., C.N.M.T., has been selected as the next President and Chief...
June 16, 2017
The seventh annual Paddle for a Cure, held Sunday, June 11 at Riverside Park in Brooklyn, CT, has raised $9,962 for the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital. The funds will support...
June 14, 2017
Day Kimball Medical Group (DKMG), the physician practice division of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), has announced that all 14 of its primary care and specialty care practices are now accepting new...
June 9, 2017
Matthew Roy has been named Executive Director of Day Kimball Medical Group (DKMG), the physician practice division of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), a nonprofit community hospital and healthcare...
June 8, 2017
The Deary Memorial Recognition Garden, created in 2007 to memorialize, honor and recognize cancer survivors and loved ones lost to cancer, was rededicated on May 18 at its new location on the grounds...
June 6, 2017
Day Kimball Hospital achieved 100% compliance in 2016 for every clinical core measure used by The Joint Commission in granting the hospital Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center. Day...
June 5, 2017
Registered Nurse Phillip Axtell of Thompson, CT has been named employee of the month for May by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
Axtell has been working at DKH for some six years and began as a...
May 25, 2017
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) officially opened the new central location for all of its in-home care services at 32 South Main Street in Putnam during a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the...
May 15, 2017
The Wound Care Clinic at Day Kimball Hospital has expanded its hours in order to accommodate more patients, due to increasing demand for the service. The Wound Care Clinic now offers appointments on...
May 12, 2017
Day Kimball Healthcare Chairman of the Board Jack Burke addresses the audience as Yale New Haven Health Chief Operating Officer Chris O'Connor (left) and DKH President and CEO Joseph Adiletta look...