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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...
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, ...
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...
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). Last year in March 2020, the health...
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 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...
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...
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...
Day Kimball Healthcare Plainfield Walk-In Clinic Re-brands to DKH Express Care
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) announces that the walk-in clinic at its Plainfield Healthcare Center, located at 12 Lathrop Road in Plainfield, has re-branded to DKH Express Care. “We are pleased...
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...
8 Tips for Good Breast Health | Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and since breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States and the second most common cause of cancer death in women, it’s a good time...
13 Questions with Jayme Dandeneau, RN, BSN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center
For Jayme Dandeneau, RN, BSN, oncology nurse navigator in the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital (DKH), spending her spare time working on her farm in Foster, Rhode Island is the...
Day Kimball Hospital Putnam Bank Golf Classic Raises Over $113,000 for COVID-19 Response Fund
The 36th Annual Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) Putnam Bank Golf Classic was held at the Connecticut National Golf Club on September 11. Sponsors, golfers, and volunteers who participated in or supported...
Day Kimball Healthcare Welcomes New Hematologist/Oncologist
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is pleased to announce that Alejandro Carvajal, MD, fellowship-trained medical hematologist/oncologist, has joined the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball...
Pursuing a Childhood Dream | Carolyn's Story
Congratulations to Carolyn Figueroa, Central Sterile Supply Supervisor in the CSS department at Day Kimball Hospital who graduated this year with her associate’s degree in health science! Carolyn...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Michael Hanrahan, Public Safety Officer, Employee of the Month for September
Michael Hanrahan, public safety officer at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for September by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Hanrahan, who has been in the security field...
What Women Should Know About Ovarian Cancer
A Norwich Bulletin Healthy Living Column Many women are conscientious about exercising, eating healthy, and going for routine check-ups such as pelvic exams and mammograms. These regular women’s...
Day Kimball Healthcare Welcomes New Physicians
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has recently welcomed several new physicians to the Day Kimball Medical Group (DKMG) in the areas of infectious diseases, internal medicine, and pediatrics. “We are...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Katherine Ratelle, Internal Medicine Referral Coordinator, Employee of the Month for August
Katherine Ratelle, internal medicine referral coordinator for Day Kimball Medical Group in Dayville, has been named employee of the month for August by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Ratelle began...
Day Kimball Healthcare to Host Blood Drive
DKH Reminds Donors it is Safe to Give Blood Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) will host a community blood drive to benefit patients in need on Friday, September 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The drive...
It’s Time to Return to Care, and it’s Safe
Despite COVID-19, it’s still important to seek time-sensitive medical care that you need to stay healthy. You might be fearful about going to your doctor or hospital, but as health care providers, ...
Power Outages
Please be advised that the following Day Kimball Healthcare locations are without power: {POWER OUTAGES | UPDATE AS OF 7:00 a.m. 8/9/20} Power has been restored to the Day Kimball Healthcare...
Day Kimball Healthcare Enters into Management Agreement with Pinnacle Health Consulting, Names Kyle Kramer Chief Executive Officer
The Board of Directors of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) and Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting (Pinnacle) announced today that they have entered into a management services agreement and named Kyle Kramer, ...
Day Kimball Healthcare Plainfield Walk-In Clinic to Reopen August 1
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has announced its walk-in clinic at its Plainfield Healthcare Center, located at 12 Lathrop Road in Plainfield, will reopen Saturday, August 1. The Plainfield Walk-In...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Sylwester Czado, Physical Therapy Assistant, Employee of the Month for July
Sylwester Czado, physical therapy assistant for the physical medicine and rehabilitation department at Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for July by Day...
Day Kimball Healthcare Awarded $4,000 Grant by Pink Aid for Breast Cancer Patients
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) was recently awarded a $4,000 grant from Pink Aid, a charitable organization that helps to fund breast cancer support services for women in need, for the period of March...
Local 11-year-old Donates Life Savings to DKH Healthcare Heroes
Donation to Support Day Kimball Healthcare COVID-19 Response Fund An 11-year-old Northeast Connecticut girl heeded the call to help her local hospital during the coronavirus pandemic, emptying...
Summer Tips for Families During COVID-19
With states reopening and Stay At Home regulations easing, we are beginning to return to a “new normal.” Now that warmer days are upon us, we are finally able to get out of our houses to enjoy the...
Day Kimball Healthcare Establishes Food Pantry for Cancer Patients
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) recently established Caitlyn’s Cupboard, a hospital-based food pantry to support cancer patients struggling with food insecurity. Caitlyn’s Cupboard addresses...
Day Kimball Healthcare Announces Management Change
The Board of Directors of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), in conjunction with DKH executive management, has announced that effective July 10, Joseph Adiletta will relinquish his role as the healthcare...
DKH Consolidates Physical Medicine Services in Plainfield to Danielson and Putnam
All Other Services at Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Plainfield Remain Unchanged Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has announced that it will consolidate its physical medicine services currently...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Amy Tucciarone, Administrative Assistant, Employee of the Month for June
Amy Tucciarone, administrative assistant for ancillary services at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for June by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Tucciarone, who has been...
July 4th Office Closures
The following DKH services and locations are observing early office closures for the Fourth of July. Have a happy, safe, and healthy Independence Day!
Men’s Health Awareness Month | 6 Tips to Help Men Maintain Urological Health
Let’s face it; men are usually not as diligent as women at seeing their doctor regularly. There’s no better time than Men’s Health Awareness Month for you to take charge of your health. Even though...
Day Kimball Healthcare’s WIC Nutrition Program Now Available for Families Financially Affected by Pandemic
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is supporting many newly eligible families due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). WIC is...
Day Kimball Healthcare Receives Donation of 1,000 KN95 Masks from MaskForce NYC
Local businesses, nonprofits, individuals and many others have answered the call to help Day Kimball Healthcare during this historic pandemic. The community has been swift in their response, making...
Day Kimball Hospital Re-Opens Main Entrance
Screening Procedures Continue as the Hospital Resumes Service Lines Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) is re-opening its Main Entrance for patients accessing the hospital for select services, as part of...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Christine Flynn, Medical Assistant, Employee of the Month for May
Christine Flynn, medical assistant for Day Kimball Medical Group’s Internal Medicine office in Dayville, has been named employee of the month for May by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Flynn, who...
Day Kimball Healthcare Resumes Select Services Delayed by COVID-19
Establishes COVID-Safe Care across All Locations Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is taking a thoughtful, gradual approach to resuming select procedures and services that have been delayed due to...
DKH Safely Resumes Services | Don't Delay Your Care
It's Time to Return to Care. And It's Safe.   Day Kimball Healthcare Responds to Coronavirus The spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted concern about the risk of...
Our COVID-19 Existence in the Quiet Corner: Adapting to a New Normal
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life beyond recognition. The new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling children, and social distancing measures are challenging for...
Day Kimball Healthcare COVID-19 Response Fund Receives $40,000 Donation
Granted by The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has received a $40,000 donation from The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts to support its...
Day Kimball Healthcare and Community Partners to Host COVID-19 Virtual Educational Forums
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is convening a panel of local health experts, behavioral health specialists, and human services agencies to host a series of virtual community educational forums that...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Amanda Chambers, Speech Language Pathologist, Employee of the Month for April
Amanda Chambers, speech language pathologist for Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Danielson, has been named employee of the month for April by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Chambers worked as a...
What You Need to Know About Coronavirus Disease 2019
A Norwich Bulletin Healthy Living Column COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread around the world and in the United...
Plainfield Day Kimball Healthcare Center Temporarily Suspends Ancillary Services
In response to the coronavirus disease COVID-19 causing a significant drop in patient visits, physical medicine, blood draw, diagnostic imaging departments at the Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) Center...
Day Kimball Hospital Maternal Child Health Unit Issues Revisions to Visitation Restrictions
As we continue our attempts to contain the spread of COVID-19 (“the Coronavirus”), we are again making further changes to our Outpatient Offices & Maternal Child Health (MCH) Unit policies for...
Day Kimball Healthcare Receives Personal Protective Equipment from the Community
Establishes COVID-19 Response Fund Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has sought donations of medical supplies from organizations and individuals across Northeast Connecticut in the wake of shortages of...
Day Kimball Medical Group to Open Drive-Up Collection Site for COVID-19 Testing
**PLEASE BE ADVISED** The last day of operation for the community-based drive-up collection site, located at the Killingly Intermediate School, 1599 Upper Maple Street in Dayville, was Thursday, ...
Day Kimball Healthcare Launches Telehealth to Expand Access to Care for Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Virtual Visits Let Patients and Providers Stay Connected, and Ease Concerns of Going to the Doctor’s Office Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has launched telehealth services to help care for patients...
Day Kimball Hospital Establishes Triage Tent Outside Emergency Department for Patient Safety
Triage and Assessment Site to Prepare for Surge in Coronavirus Patients Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is taking extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible and protect its...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Dennis Gaffney, Public Safety Lead Officer, Employee of the Month for March
Dennis Gaffney, public safety lead officer for Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for March by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Gaffney, who has been in the security field for...
Day Kimball Hospital Limits Patient Entrances
Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) is implementing further measures to reduce the number of publicly accessible hospital entrance points to enhance the safety and security of our patient care environment...
Day Kimball Healthcare At Home Responds to Coronavirus
DKH HomeMakers Provides Shopping and Care Management Assistance to Seniors Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) At Home, a service division of Day Kimball Healthcare, is closely monitoring the rapidly...
Day Kimball Hospital Maternal Child Health Unit Expands Visitation Restrictions
As we continue our attempts to contain the spread of COVID-19 (“the Coronavirus”), we will be making further changes to our Maternal Child Health (MCH) Unit visitation policy as we deem...
Day Kimball Healthcare Accepting Personal Protective Equipment Donations for Healthcare Workers
Third Annual “Warmth & Wellness” Drive Collects Hundreds of Personal Care Items for Those in Need Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) annual Warmth and Wellness Holiday Drive returned for a third year...
PPE Donations
Keeping our colleagues, patients and families safe is critical during these unprecedented time. Thank you for the outpouring of support for DKH as we work to combat COVID-19. ...
Media Advisory: Day Kimball Healthcare Responds to Calls Regarding Medical Staff
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is receiving a high volume of telephone calls pertaining to certain medical staff at Day Kimball Healthcare. Under strict confidentiality laws, we are not permitted to...
Day Kimball Healthcare Plainfield Walk-In Clinic Temporarily Suspends Services
In response to the coronavirus disease COVID-19 causing a significant drop in patient visits, the Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) Walk-In Clinic in Plainfield will temporarily suspend services effective...
Media Statement: Day Kimball Physician Tested and Diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Media Statement Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) can confirm that one of its obstetrics and gynecology physicians was diagnosed with coronavirus disease COVID-19 on March 19, 2020. Following CDC...
Temporary Visitation Restrictions at Day Kimball Hospital
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is taking every necessary precaution to minimize the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As part of its comprehensive preparedness strategy, the health...
Day Kimball Hospital Visitor’s Entrance Change
Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) is reducing the number of publicly accessible hospital entrance points to provide a more safe and secure environment. Day Kimball Healthcare remains vigilant in...
Day Kimball Healthcare Responds to Coronavirus
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak and following the procedures outlined by federal, state, and local public health agencies. The spread...
Is Colorectal Cancer Preventable?
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to talk about prevention. Colorectal cancer arises from the abnormal growth of cells, called polyps, in the lining of the colon and...
Is Technology Harming Your Slumber?
It’s National Sleep Awareness Week, a good time to discuss the effect technology has on our sleep. Cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices have become an integral part of our daily lives...

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Charity McClure, FNP-C

Charity McClure, FNP-C

Internal Medicine

I grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, where I learned to love the outdoors and embrace new experiences. After completing my first undergraduate degree in biology I moved to Washington, D.C. to work...more »
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