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 community members contributed another $1,000. With the $10,000 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.
|1894 ||Day Kimball Hospital of Windham County is founded on September 1, 1894. The Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital is established. |
|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 |
|2015 ||Construction of the Townsend Emergency Medical Center completed |
|2017 ||Day Kimball Healthcare becomes a Community Partner of Yale New Haven Health |
December 5, 2019
Most people know that eating healthy foods, exercising appropriately, and getting enough sleep contribute to good health. Another factor, spirituality, has also been shown to positively impact health...
December 2, 2019
The Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital (DKH), in partnership with the Putnam Business Association (PBA), Putnam Economic and Community Development Office, and Day Kimball Hospital, held a ribbon...
November 25, 2019
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) held a variety show titled, “DKH Goes Live for 125,” at Putnam Middle School on Saturday, November 9, performed by DKH doctors, nurses, employees, and volunteers, in...
November 22, 2019
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) held a dedication ceremony at the Hospital on Wednesday, November 20 to honor longtime community medicine physician and director of internal medicine for Day Kimball...
November 20, 2019
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is delighted to welcome Eunice Asomaning, MD to the Day Kimball Medical Group Family Medicine practice at 45 Green Hollow Road in Danielson, CT.
Prior to joining Day...
November 19, 2019
The Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) is working to fulfill a three-year, $200,000 pledge, in support of room renovations to the Hospital’s Burdick Family Birthing Center.
To date, the...
November 18, 2019
Allison Clancy, registered nurse (RN) for Day Kimball Hospital’s inpatient behavioral health unit, has been named employee of the month for October by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
November 15, 2019
Talks resume with other potential partners
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Board of Directors today announced that discussions with a potential strategic partner, Prospect Medical Holdings (PMH), ...
November 11, 2019
Day Kimball Hospital’s Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center has all the bells and whistles - with emphasis on the bells. Patients who complete their cancer treatment at the Center ring a ship's bell...
December 1, 2019 - January 10, 2020
Let's all help to keep our neighbors in need healthy and warm this winter!
DKH is holding a Warmth & Wellness Holiday Drive for a second year to collect personal care items as well as new blankets, ...