Day Kimball Healthcare has received a $25,000 donation, from Putnam Plastics Corporation, a leader in advanced extrusions and assemblies for minimally invasive medical devices headquartered in Dayville, Connecticut, to support the Rose Bove LaRose Oncology Fund of Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) for direct patient care and services.
These funds will allow for enhancements to Day Kimball Hospital’s Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center and will help support Caitlyn’s Cupboard, a hospital-based food pantry established to address malnutrition and food insecurity among patients treated in the Cancer Center.
“Day Kimball prides itself on its ability to offer integrated, comprehensive care that is close to home,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare. “As you can imagine, it’s even more critical for patients who are faced with a cancer diagnosis. This gift will assist us with enrichment of our cancer services by providing resources that allow us to continue investing in the latest technologies, equipment, and therapies, and give our talented and skilled team of professionals the necessary tools to accommodate patient volume and a diversity of patient procedures and services.”
“We’re so grateful for this very generous gift in support of our cancer patients and the valued partnership that we’ve enjoyed with Jim Dandeneau and the Putnam Plastics team for more than two decades now,” said Kristen Willis, director of development, Day Kimball Healthcare. “We’re honored to have been chosen as one their priorities and to join them in their ongoing commitment toward improving the quality of life in Northeast Connecticut.”
Founded in 1984 by owner and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Dandeneau, Putnam Plastics has been providing polymer technologies to the medical device industry to improve the quality of life. Ryan Dandeneau, the current president of the family owned business is helping to take the company to greater heights while carrying forward the legacy of his father in more ways than one.
“Putnam Plastics is happy to support DKH’s Rose Bove LaRose Oncology Fund with this donation,” said CEO, Jim Dandeneau. “Not only is our organization committed to manufacturing life-saving medical devices that can be found in medical facilities worldwide, but we are committed to supporting our community as well. The local oncology services provided by Day Kimball Hospital’s Cancer Center is critical to many who live in the Northeast Connecticut area.”
The hematology/oncology unit at the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital brings together a group of specialists and medical services to provide comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment right here in Northeast Connecticut. DKH’s national accredited Cancer Care program exceeds the standards established by the Commission on Cancer.
Putnam Plastics Corporation recently donated $25,000 to support the Rose Bove LaRose Oncology Fund at Day Kimball Hospital. Pictured left to right: Kristen Willis, Director of Development, Day Kimball Healthcare; Jayme Dandeneau, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Day Kimball Healthcare; Ryan Dandeneau, President, Putnam Plastics; Kyle Kramer, Chief Executive Officer, Day Kimball Healthcare; Jim Dandeneau, Chief Executive Officer, Putnam Plastics; Marci Seney, Manager of Marketing, Advertising, and Creative Services, Day Kimball Healthcare.