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 Medical Group, Dr. Ronald Klare.
Dr. Klare joined DKH in 1978 and stands as the longest serving community medicine physician currently on the medical staff. The Hospital’s administration elected to name the medical surgical waiting room located at the Hospital after Dr. Klare in recognition of his 41 years of service and in commemoration of DKH’s 125th anniversary.
At the dedication ceremony, colleagues, family members, and friends gathered to honor Dr. Klare and his decades of excellence in the practice of medicine and patient care.
“Dr. Klare and the Woodstock Medical practice have played an important role in providing our community with high-quality, patient-centered care throughout his forty-plus year career,” said Joseph Adiletta, interim president, Day Kimball Healthcare. “The excellent care Dr. Klare provides to his patients and his commitment to the community has touched many lives. For these reasons and more DKH leadership has chosen to honor Dr. Klare in this way.”
Dr. Klare’s roots at Day Kimball began in 1966 when he was initially employed as a medical/surgical orderly at the Hospital. He earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Klare’s father, Dr. Rudy Klare, opened his medical practice in Woodstock in 1955 as part of the inaugural class of board-certified family practice physicians in the U.S. Dr. Klare joined his father’s practice in 1978 upon completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York and the two physicians opened the Woodstock Medical practice in its current location.
In his tenure at DKH, Dr. Klare has served in many positions including Chairman of the Department of Medicine (1980-1982), Director of the Intensive Care Unit (1984-1991), DKH Board of Directors (1993-2001), Initial Chief Medical Officer, Day Kimball Medical Group (2012-2014), and Director of Internal Medicine, Day Kimball Medical Group (2012-present).
Dr. Ronald Klare, director of the internal medicine division with Day Kimball Medical Group, honored as most tenured community medicine physician currently on Day Kimball Healthcare’s medical staff at a room dedication ceremony held at the Hospital on Wednesday, November 20.