Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has announced that it will consolidate its physical medicine services currently located at its Healthcare Center in Plainfield to its other locations offering those services at both the Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Danielson, and the Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Putnam, effective immediately.
The healthcare system temporarily suspended physical medicine services at the Plainfield Healthcare Center, located at 31 Dow Road, in April in response to significant drops in patient volume resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
“Providing the best care in Northeast Connecticut means being good stewards of our resources so that they can match the needs of our patients and enhance the care we provide,” said Joseph Adiletta, interim president, Day Kimball Healthcare. “By combining our three physical medicine services locations to two sites, we can focus on efficiently positioning our resources so that we can always put the needs of our patients and the quality of their care first,” he explained.
“Day Kimball’s physical medicine sites at our Danielson and Putnam locations ensure we’re providing access to physical medicine therapy for patients across our entire service area,” Adiletta continued. “And, these locations now offer extended hours of operation to accommodate more patients during a timeframe that is convenient for them. We believe these changes will position us to better serve our patients and build on DKH’s 125-year legacy in this community.”
The Danielson Physical Medicine office, located at 55 Green Hollow Road, and the Putnam Physical Medicine office, located at 12 South Main Street, are now open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Adiletta explained that the change in locations offering physical medicine services does not result in any eliminations of staffing.
“Only a small handful of employees have been impacted by the consolidation, and have been reassigned to one of our other physical medicine locations,” Adiletta said.
For more information about physical medicine services at Day Kimball Healthcare visit www.daykimball.org/physicalmedicine. For more about guidelines for returning to care at Day Kimball Healthcare, visit www.daykimball.org/return-to-care.