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 |
April 12, 2018
Day Kimball Healthcare has welcomed three new members to its volunteer Board of Directors for 2018. Peter Deary of Pomfret, Kathy Rocha of Woodstock and Nancy Weiss of Pomfret were approved as Day...
April 11, 2018
Heather Crouch, phlebotomist for Day Kimball Healthcare’s Laboratory and Blood Draw Services department, has been named employee of the month for March by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
April 11, 2018
More than $10,500 was raised for the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH at Day Kimball Healthcare’s annual “Cruisin’ for Cancer Care” Guest Bartender Night at the Black Dog Bar & Grille on...
March 28, 2018
Matthew Kenney, occupational therapist for Day Kimball Healthcare’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation office in Plainfield, has been named employee of the month for February by Day Kimball...
March 13, 2018
Due to the winter storm and hazardous conditions expected on Tuesday, March 13, 2018:
All Day Kimball Medical Group offices will be closed All outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation...
March 7, 2018
DKH Dr. Peter Neal, CCAR Recovery Coach Mary Gotlibowski, CCAR Recovery Coach Program Manager Jennifer Chadukiewicz, CCAR Emergency Department Recovery Coach Manager Jay Osborne, CCAR Recovery Coach...
March 1, 2018
Day Kimball Hospital has been chosen as one of four Connecticut hospitals to participate in a project that will test ways to determine if patients have needs related to housing, employment, food...
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...