Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) held a dedication ceremony at the Hospital on Tuesday, October 1 to honor medical director of employee health services, Dr. David Wilterdink.
The Hospital’s administration elected to name the employee health services department located at Day Kimball Hospital after longtime family medicine physician, Dr. Wilterdink, in recognition of his 36 years of active service for the medical division of DKH, his time as Employee Health Medical Director, and in commemoration of DKH’s 125th anniversary.
“The high-quality, family-centered care Dr. Wilterdink provides to his patients, and the medical leadership and management of employee health services has demonstrated his dedication to our community throughout his career,” said Joseph Adiletta, Interim President, Day Kimball Healthcare.
At the dedication ceremony, colleagues, family members, and friends gathered to honor Dr. Wilterdink and his decades of excellence in the practice of medicine and patient care.
Dr. Wilterdink earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1980. He joined the medical staff at Day Kimball Healthcare in 1983 upon completing the Family Medicine Residency Program with the UConn Health Department of Family Medicine.
During his career, Dr. Wilterdink has made many contributions to education in the health care field with academic appointment at Brown Medical School as a clinical assistant professor (2007 – 2014) and at the UConn School of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor (1996 – present).
“Dr. Wilterdink embodies the finest characteristics of physicians in the family medicine specialty and has enhanced the quality of life for those in his care,” Adiletta said.
In his tenure at DKH, Dr. Wilterdink has served in many positions including Patient Care Committee Chair (1989 – 1994), Department of Medicine Chair (1994 – 1997), DKH Physician Hospital Organization Board of Directors (1995 – 1997), CIGNA/DKH Physician Hospital Organization Medical Director (1997 – 2000), Medical Staff Representative to the Board of Directors (2001 – 2004), Medical Director of Employee Health (2012 – present).
Dr. David Wilterdink, DKH Employee Health Medical Director and family physician honored for 36 years of active service at a room dedication ceremony held at the Hospital on Tuesday, October 1.