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Quality and Patient Safety

At Day Kimball Healthcare our number one goal is to provide the highest quality care possible, in the safest possible way, to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. We're proud that our dedication to achieving this goal for our patients each and every day is reflected in our quality measures and distinctions. 

Scroll down to view all the quality distinctions, certifications and designations for Day Kimball Hospital, Day Kimball Medical Group and Day Kimball Healthcare at Home.


Day Kimball Hospital: Quality Measures and Distinctions

Leapfrog hospital safety grade For the second consecutive time, the Leapfrog Group awarded Day Kimball Hospital an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. Learn more >

five star rated for quality and safetyDay Kimball Hospital has been awarded the highest five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). DKH is one of only four hospitals in the state of Connecticut to achieve an overall five-star ranking from CMS, the highest ranking possible. Nationally, DKH ranks in the top 13% (one of just over 400) of eligible hospitals that have earned this distinction. Learn more >

Leapfrog hospital safety gradeDay Kimball Hospital has again achieved an "A" grade from the Leapfrog Group, the highest letter grade and a national distinction recognizing DKH’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Day Kimball was among 33% of over 2,700 hospitals graded across the country and 8 in Connecticut to earn the “A” rating, placing it in the top third of hospitals in the nation for patient safety. Learn more >

Day Kimball first earned an “A” grade in the fall of 2017. Read more >

blue distinction centerDay Kimball Hospital's Burdick Family Birthing Center has received national recognition and has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Read more >

Joint Commission Gold Seal

Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations from The Joint Commission (most recent 3-year accreditation granted in October, 2020)

DKH Performs Well Under Latest CMS Pay for Performance Results; One of Only 3 CT Hospitals to Receive a Net Incentive Payment for 2020. Learn more >

Day Kimball Hospital Only CT Hospital to Have ZERO Adverse Events in 2018 For 2nd Consecutive Year. Read the story >

Day Kimball Hospital Among Top 5 in Connecticut for Lowest Readmission Rates. Learn more >

Day Kimball Hospital holds top score in Connecticut in sepsis care. Read more >

Day Kimball Hospital also places in the top third of all hospitals in CT for patient satisfaction according to State of Connecticut Department of Health & Human Services reports

High Quality Rating for Hospital Acquired Conditions from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (6/2014)

BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center: Hip and Knee Replacement

Cigna Center of Excellence: Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Pulmonary Medical Care

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Value Tier 1 Hospital for quality of care and efficiency

Commission on Cancer Silver Level Accreditation with commendations for Day Kimball Hospital's Cancer Care Program (three-year accreditation granted in September, 2015)

Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission (certified since 2013, most recent re-certification granted in April, 2016); designated Primary Stroke Center by the CT Department of Health

Advanced Certification and Gold Seal of Approval for Hip and Knee Replacement Program from The Joint Commission (certified since 2012, most recent two-year re-certification granted in May, 2016)

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Fully Accredited Sleep Disorder Center
Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Accreditation for Stress Echocardiograms from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL)

American College of Radiology Accreditation for CT/PET Scanning, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound, and Certificate of Compliance, XR29-CT

College of American Pathologists Accredited and Approved Laboratory Services
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Approved Nuclear Medicine Facility, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission 

State of Connecticut – Department of Health (most recent 3-year license granted 10/2014)

State of Connecticut – Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Inspection (5/2015)

United States Department of Health & Human Resources

Public Health Services - Food and Drug Administration

Day Kimball Medical Group: Quality Measures and Distinctions

Day Kimball Medical Group physicians have earned Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Level 3 is the highest level for this certification. 

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has qualified Day Kimball Medical Group's primary care providers as part of its Enhanced Personal Health Care Program. This means that our practices have met standards for high quality and efficiency of care, and as a result, patients who have Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance pay a lower co-payment for their care at Day Kimball Medical Group primary care practices.

Day Kimball Healthcare at Home: Quality Measures and Distinctions

Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut in national top 25 percent of hospice organizations and received the 2018 Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction by Fazzi Associates, A Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved administrator of the Hospice CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems). Read more >

Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations from The Joint Commission for Homecare and Hospice (most recent 3-year accreditation granted in May, 2017)

Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut certified by Medicare, licensed by State of CT