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Day Kimball Healthcare Names Leanne Lafleur, Pre-Admission Testing Coordinator, Employee of the Month for September
Leanne Lafleur, pre-admission testing coordinator at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for September by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Lafleur, who has been in...
13 Questions with Nicholas Cundiff, DO, Pediatrician, Day Kimball Healthcare
Meet one of our newest pediatricians at Day Kimball Healthcare, Dr. Nicholas Cundiff. As long as he can remember, Dr. Cundiff was interested in medicine. Growing up, he fondly recalls seeing his...
Healthy Aging Month | 6 Tips to Celebrate the Positive Aspects of Growing Older
A Norwich Bulletin Healthy Living Column September is Healthy Aging Month, and celebrates the many positive aspects of growing older, while inspiring adults to improve their overall health and...
Celebrating National Rehabilitation Awareness during September
During the month of September, we celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, observed this year from September 20 through September 26. We’re proud to highlight our outstanding rehab and...
Day Kimball Healthcare Celebrates Life with Cancer Survivors
Michelle Donahue, Hematology-Oncology Manager, Honored More than 160 cancer survivors and their families attended Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, September 12 at...
DKH Telephone Disruptions Resolved
DKH Telephone Disruptions Resolved DKH has been notified that the telephone issues have been resolved. Thanks to all for your patience and understanding throughout the situation. == UPDATE as...
Labor Day Closures at DKH
DKH wishes you a happy, safe, and healthy Labor Day Weekend! Please note, the following DKH services and locations are observing office closures for the holiday. All Day Kimball Medical Group...
Local Family Makes Heartfelt Donation to Benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of Day Kimball Healthcare
The Solomon family has donated $1,500 to the Northeast Connecticut (NECT) Cancer Fund of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) in memory of the life of their family member and DKH’s 2018 NECT Cancer Fund Walk...
Day Kimball Healthcare Announces COVID-19 Vaccinations Required for Workforce
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has announced that it is requiring all members of its workforce receive at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by November 1, 2021 as a condition of employment...
Day Kimball Hospital Visitation Restrictions | Updated
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) continues to take necessary steps to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In March 2020, the health...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Gary Pazienza, Perioperative Registered Nurse, Employee of the Month for August
Gary Pazienza, perioperative registered nurse at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for August by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Pazienza began his career as a...
Day Kimball Healthcare’s Cruise, BBQ and Brew Raises Over $27,000 for NECT Cancer Fund of DKH
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Cruise, BBQ & Brew – a motorcycle and car cruise – was held on Sunday, August 15 and raised over $27,000 to benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of...
FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccines; Day Kimball Healthcare Plans For Administering Booster Doses
On Monday, August 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as...
Earn an A in Back-to-School Health
A Norwich Bulletin Healthy Living Column Well, it is that time of year again. Back-to-school season. Parents are purchasing new backpacks, fresh #2 pencils, Paw Patrol folders, and appropriately...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Caitlyn Sward, Registered Dietitian, Employee of the Month for July
Caitlyn Sward, registered dietitian in the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for July by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Sward...
How Are Those Old Bones? A Healthy Living Column
A Norwich Bulletin Healthy Living Column National Osteoporosis Awareness Month is recognized in May, but it’s important that the discussion about this condition doesn’t stop there. Establishing...
13 Questions with Dr. Meryl J. Reichman, Endocrinologist, Day Kimball Healthcare
Meet Dr. Meryl J. Reichman, board-certified and fellowship-trained endocrinologist who loves the outdoors. It is hard to determine whether she is a skier who practices medicine for a living, or a...
One Year later, First-Time Parents Reflect on “Stellar” Maternity Care at Day Kimball Hospital during Pandemic
One year after bringing new life into the world in the middle of a global pandemic, first-time parents Kassie (33) and Riley (36) Prather reflect on the stellar maternity care they received at their...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Nicole Cadro, Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse, Employee of the Month for June
Nicole Cadro, registered nurse in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for June by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Cadro began her...
Day Kimball Hospital Transitions COVID-19 Vaccinations to Day Kimball Medical Group Primary Care Practices
Beginning Monday, June 21, 2021, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) will transition COVID-19 vaccinations from its existing clinics at Day Kimball Hospital to its Day Kimball Medical Group (DKMG) adult and...
15 Doctors on Day Kimball Medical Staff Named "Top Docs" in Connecticut Magazine
Fifteen physicians on the medical staff of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) in a variety of specialties have been named to Connecticut Magazine’s recently published “Top Doctors” list for 2021. The...
Day Kimball Hospital Joint Replacement Program Recertified by The Joint Commission
Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) in Putnam has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® shows an...
Lori Hamilton, Clinical Coordinator, Named Day Kimball Healthcare 2020 Employee of the Year
Lori Hamilton, clinical coordinator in the medical/surgical department at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the year for 2020 by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Hamilton’s selection...
May is National Stroke Awareness month, the perfect time to reflect on the impact that stroke has on our community and what we can all do as individuals to prevent and respond to it. Here are some...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Evan Combs, Laboratory Services Specialist, Employee of the Month for May
Evan Combs, laboratory services specialist at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for May by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Combs began working at Day Kimball Hospital in...
What You Should Know About Stroke Risk and COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers have seen an increase in the number of strokes in both younger and older adults. A stroke is a sudden interruption of blood supply to the brain, ...
Day Kimball Hospital Earns National Recognition for Quality and Patient Safety from Top Ratings Organizations
One of Four CT Hospitals to Receive CMS Highest Five-Star Quality Rating, and “A” Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Placing DKH in Top Third of Hospitals in the Nation Day Kimball Hospital (DKH)...
Day Kimball Healthcare Reports Fiscal Year 2020 Earnings, Accomplishments and Challenges
In lieu of the Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) Annual Corporators Meeting due to the ongoing public health concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, a prerecorded state of affairs video update from...
Day Kimball Healthcare Welcomes New Endocrinology Physician to Day Kimball Medical Group
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is pleased to welcome Meryl J. Reichman, MD, board-certified and fellowship-trained endocrinologist, to the Day Kimball Medical Group (DKMG). “We are very excited to...
Day Kimball Healthcare Partners with Interfaith Human Services of Putnam to Address Food Insecurity
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is pleased to announce a partnership between its hospital-based food pantry, Caitlyn’s Cupboard, and Interfaith Human Services of Putnam’s (IHSP) Food Pantry, Daily...
Day Kimball Hospital Recertified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center
Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) in Putnam is pleased to announce it has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Gloria Singleton, Scheduling Supervisor, Employee of the Month for April
Gloria Singleton, scheduling supervisor for Day Kimball Homemakers, a division of Day Kimball Healthcare At Home, has been named employee of the month for April by Day Kimball Healthcare...
13 Questions with Lacey Luneau, PA-C, OB/GYN, Day Kimball Healthcare
OB/GYNs have a unique line of work from delivering babies to doing all they can to make sure you’re healthy below the belt. But what makes someone decide they want to go into this field? We consulted...
Local Teacher Shares COVID-19 Vaccination Experience
Educators across Northeast Connecticut are now receiving the COVID-19 vaccine thanks to a partnership between Day Kimball Healthcare and the Northeast District Department of Health. Among those...
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: William’s Survivor Story
William Cuomo, a 74-year old colorectal cancer survivor, credits being alive today thanks to his care team at Day Kimball Healthcare. In early 2020, the Brooklyn resident learned he had...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Timothy Van Nort, Administration Coordinator, Employee of the Month for March
Timothy Van Nort, administration coordinator to the chief executive officer, has been named employee of the month for March. Van Nort began working at Day Kimball in 2013 as a UR/PCT and secretary...
The Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening
The health news of 2021 was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its impacts – both direct and indirect – will be felt for years to come. As a gastroenterologist, I have seen one of these indirect...
Day Kimball Hospital Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care Designation
Day Kimball Hospital, part of the Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) integrated network, has again been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care by the Blue Cross Blue Shield...
Day Kimball Healthcare Urologist Stephen Schiff, MD Appointed Clinical Professor of Urology at Yale University School of Medicine
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is pleased to announce that Stephen F. Schiff, MD, FACS, urologist and vice chairman of surgery at Day Kimball Hospital, has been appointed Clinical Professor of Urology...
Day Kimball Healthcare Receives Hospital and Home Care Re-Accreditation by The Joint Commission
Day Kimball Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare At Home, have again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance...
DKH Safely Resumes Services | Don't Delay Your Care
You're being careful. So are we. Taking care of yourself is important. At Day Kimball Healthcare, you can confidently get the care you need or have been putting off. We know that many people have...
An American Heart Month Feature | Heart Attack Survivor Takes on the Hartford Half Marathon
Heart attack survivor, Reverend David Choquette from Pomfret, recently completed the virtual Hartford Half Marathon, while raising money for a cause close to his heart at Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) –...
Day Kimball Healthcare Holds Fourth “Warmth & Wellness” Holiday Drive Benefiting Those in Need in Northeast Connecticut
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) fourth annual Warmth & Wellness Holiday Drive collected over 50 cases of personal care and warmth items during the holiday season to benefit those in need across...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Amanda Ponciano, Mental Health Worker, Employee of the Month for February
Amanda Ponciano, mental health worker in Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) behavioral health department, has been named employee of the month for February. Ponciano began working at Day Kimball in...
Day Kimball Healthcare Welcomes New Medical Director of Emergency Department
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is pleased to welcome emergency medicine physician Vanessa M. Brown, MD, JD, FACEP, FAAEM, who has been named medical director of the Townsend Emergency Medical Center at...
Local Girl Scout Troop’s “Sweet” Gesture to Day Kimball Healthcare Heroes
Girl Scout, Addison Montville, 13, from Killingly, hand-delivered over 35 cases of cookies to Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) heroes on behalf of Girl Scout Troop 65273. In addition to the sweet treats, ...
Day Kimball Healthcare Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Day Kimball Hospital
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has been administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to individuals who qualify for phase 1b of Connecticut’s vaccination program. Due to limited vaccine supply, ...
5 Tips for Maintaining Heart Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Heart attacks and heart disease do not stop for a pandemic, and neither should you. Maintaining your heart health has never been more important than now. People with heart disease and other medical...
Jennifer LeDuc, Quality and Operations Director at Day Kimball Healthcare At Home, Elected to Board of Directors of Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home
Jennifer LeDuc, RN, MSN, and director of quality and operations at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) At Home, has been elected to the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home (CAHCH) Board of...
DKH Oncology Nurse Becomes 1,000th Employee to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Day Kimball Healthcare has vaccinated more than 1,000 employees in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Michelle Donahue, hematology/oncology manager in the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center, became...
Killingly Couple Married 56 Years Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Together
Ted Kirst, 80, and his wife Barbara, 77, rolled up their sleeves and received their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine together at the Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Plainfield on Friday, ...
Day Kimball Healthcare Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations of  Day Kimball Medical Group Patients
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has begun its next phase of administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and is now offering the vaccine to its Day Kimball Medical Group (DKMG) patients who qualify for...
Day Kimball Healthcare At Home Employees Recognized with Homecare Hero Awards
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) At Home, a service division of Day Kimball Healthcare, recently named five of its employees as “Heroes at Home” for demonstrating outstanding service in homecare. ...
Local High School Students Deliver ‘Cards of Cheer’ to DKH Healthcare Heroes
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers across the nation have been working long hours while wearing layers of protective equipment to help save lives. Their commitment...
Day Kimball Healthcare Snow Closures and Delays
PLEASE BE ADVISED Due to the snowstorm forecasted for today, Monday, February 1, the following DKH services will be closing at 1 p.m. and resuming regular business hours tomorrow, Tuesday, February...
DKH Birthing Center Nurse Celebrates 40 Years of Service
Mary Gagnon, registered nurse and certified lactation counselor in the Burdick Family Birthing Center at Day Kimball Hospital, found that her life’s journey brought her full circle working in the...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Mark Dieterle, Materials Management Technician, Employee of the Month for January
Mark Dieterle, materials management technician at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for January by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Dieterle, who has been in the...
COVID-19 Vaccine Myths Debunked
Sourced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As you know a massive COVID-19 vaccine...
Healthy Ways to Cope This Winter During the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to adapt to new ways of living from restricted travel, to virtual concerts, curtailed youth sports, and canceled community events – activities we rely on to keep us...
Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Pregnant or Family Planning? Day Kimball Healthcare’s women’s health team understands you may be wondering if it’s safe to get the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. Here’s what you need to know about the...
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Day Kimball Healthcare Responds to Coronavirus Day Kimball Healthcare is committed to bringing our community the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and is responding to any cases in our...
DKH Staff Share Reasons for Choosing COVID-19 VACCINE
From the Frontlines DKH’s Health Care Heroes share their reasons for choosing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine: Helpful Resources DKH Responds to...
Day Kimball Healthcare Receives Over $9,300 from SPIROL International Corporation
Proceeds to Benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of Day Kimball Healthcare SPIROL International Corporation, a global manufacturer headquartered in Danielson, Connecticut, has stepped...
VIDEO: First DKH Heroes Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Our Quiet Corner hospital took a hope-filled step forward during this historic week, as the first group of DKH heroes receive their COVID-19 vaccination. Watch Now:
Day Kimball Healthcare Receives COVID-19 Vaccinations, Begins Vaccinating Healthcare Workers
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) officials announced that the first doses of the newly approved Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Day Kimball Hospital today, December 22, and distribution of the...
VIDEO: "DKH Dancers" Celebrate DKH's Moderna Vaccines
DKH Dancers celebrate our first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers! We are proud of our DKH team who have been “real tough cookies,” throughout the pandemic, “with a long...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Jennifer Bray, Certified Nursing Assistant, Employee of the Month for December
Jennifer Bray, certified nursing assistant (CNA) in the ambulatory care unit at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for December by Day Kimball Healthcare...
DKH Holiday Hours 2020
Happy holidays! Please be advised of the following closures and modified hours for these practices and outpatient services during the holiday season. Download the flyer...
Adapting Holiday Traditions During COVID-19 Pandemic
It might be difficult not to feel a little Grinchy this holiday season. Like everything else in 2020, our holiday traditions promise to look a little different than in the past because of the...
Icy Roads | DKMG Offices Delayed Opening
Due to the wintery, icy conditions and hazardous roads this morning on Tuesday, December 8, 2020:  All Day Kimball Medical Group offices will open for patient care at 9:00 a.m.::: Please check...
Day Kimball Healthcare Hosts Annual “Warmth & Wellness” Holiday Drive through January 10
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Warmth & Wellness Holiday Drive is back. For a fourth consecutive year, DKH will be collecting personal care items, hats, gloves, blankets and more for those in need...
Honoring Unsung Heroes: Home Health Care Workers
A National Home Care & Hospice Month Reflection The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put pressures on all of us, but among those affected, one group has met incredible challenges: home health care...
Day Kimball Healthcare Receives $3,700 from Putnam Police Department Pink Patch Project
Proceeds to Benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of Day Kimball Healthcare Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) recently received a $3,700 donation from the Putnam Police Department’s Pink Patch...
Know Your Pancreas | Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, about 57,600 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease this year. ...
Day Kimball Healthcare to Host Virtual Tree of Life Ceremony
Event to Benefit Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) invites the community to join together virtually to celebrate its 31st annual “Tree of Life”...
COVID-19 Testing
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) offers drive-thru testing for COVID-19 in Putnam for its patients who have a valid doctor's order.   Location Day Kimball Healthcare Center 6 South Main Street...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names April Chitwood, Clinical Supervisor, Employee of the Month for November
April Chitwood, physical therapist and clinical supervisor in the physical medicine and rehabilitation department at the Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Putnam, has been named employee of the month...
VIDEO: Halloween Safety Tips & Fun Ideas
Some Halloween traditions may look different this year to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are still plenty of ways families can have fun while avoiding the scare of...
Local Breast Cancer Survivor’s Birthday Wish Supports Day Kimball Hospital Cancer Center
Ten years ago, Plainfield resident Debbie Dugas received a devastating cancer diagnosis. Since then, her determination and positive attitude have turned her diagnosis into a journey that has helped...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Lori Hamilton, Clinical Coordinator, Employee of the Month for October
Lori Hamilton, clinical coordinator in the medical/surgical department at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for October by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Hamilton, who...

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