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 22, 2018
bankHometown and the bankHometown Foundation have donated $6,000 in support of Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) 2018 Junior Volunteer Program at Day Kimball Hospital.
The sponsorship funds will...
February 6, 2018
Lindsay Ferrer, radiologic technologist for Day Kimball Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging department, has been named employee of the month for January by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
January 26, 2018
Kim Durand, clinical manager at Day Kimball Healthcare at Home, has been named employee of the year for 2017 at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Durand’s selection was announced at a staff event...
January 19, 2018
Day Kimball Healthcare Director of Development Kristen Willis delivers a wide array of personal care and warmth items to TEEG Community Outreach Coordinator Jason Bleau at the TEEG office in...
January 17, 2018
(l. to r.): DKH President and CEO Anne Diamond, DKH Employee of the Month Janet Yannotti, DKH Director of Surgical Services Cheryl Petrarca, DKH Operations Coordinator for ACU Linda Gervasio, and DKH...
January 5, 2018
Jeffrey Corrigan has been named Vice President of Human Resources at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), a nonprofit community hospital and healthcare system serving Northeast Connecticut and nearby...
January 4, 2018
Healthcare is not only about ensuring health, but providing care for the whole person. That ideal was on display during today’s severe winter storm at Day Kimball Hospital as well as in homes across...
January 3, 2018
Due to the severe weather forecast for Thursday, January 4, 2018, the following Day Kimball Healthcare services and locations will be closed for the day:
All Day Kimball Medical Group...
January 2, 2018
Day Kimball Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2018 on Monday, January 1 at 1:18 p.m. Joseph Michael Rathel weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and is doing well, along with mom Haley VanLoan and dad...
December 28, 2017
Residents of Northeast Connecticut and surrounding areas who need to take anti-coagulation medicines (also known as "blood thinners") can now receive monitoring and management care in Putnam as well...