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Barbara Reese, Pediatrics Triage and Charge Nurse, Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month
Barbara Reese, a registered nurse at the Day Kimball Medical Group Pediatrics practice in Plainfield, has been named Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) employee of the month for December.  Reese, whose...
Frito Lay Employees Donate $1,800 to  Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH
Employees at the Frito Lay distribution and manufacturing plant in Dayville presented Gene Michael Deary, one of the founding members of the DKH Deary Memorial Cancer Fund, with a check for an $1,800...
One Year Later, DKH Family Advocacy Center's New Location Providing Continued Benefits for Local Families
It has now been one year since the DKH Family Advocacy Programs - WIC, Nurturing Families, Healthy Start and Wendy’s Place - were able to come together in one space to more effectively serve the...
When the Holidays Hurt: Coping with Grief in the Season of Celebration
Holidays are usually a time for family gatherings and special occasions. However when someone you love has died, everything becomes different. How do you celebrate when your loved one is no longer...
DKH Receives Significant Restoration of State Funding: Statement from President and CEO Robert Smanik
At a press event held today at Day Kimball Hospital, State Senator Mae Flexer (D-Killingly) and state Representatives Daniel Rovero (D-Killingly) and Christine Rosati-Randall (D-Killingly) announced...
DKH Deary Memorial Cancer Fund Renamed to  Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH  as Deary Family Passes Torch to Wider Community
After more than 25 years of raising funds to help Northeast Connecticut residents prevent and fight cancer, the founders of the Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) Deary Memorial Cancer Fund are passing the...
Day Kimball Healthcare Marks Completion of New Townsend Emergency Medical Center at Day Kimball Hospital
L to R: DKH President and CEO Robert E. Smanik and Marjolaine and Steven Townsend unveil a commemorative plaque in the Townsend Emergency Medical Center at Day Kimball Hospital that honors the...
Rachel Bamber, LCSW, Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month
Recognized for Providing Comfort, Guidance and Leadership, Bamber Also Continues a Family History of Caring at Day Kimball Rachel Bamber LCSW, has been named employee of the month for November at...
Day Kimball Hospital Only CT Acute Care Hospital to Achieve Zero Adverse Events in 2014
DKH is Only Acute Care Hospital in CT to Achieve Zero Adverse Events in 2014, One of Only Five in Last Five Years  A recently released report from the CT Department of Public Health (DPH) that...
A Willed Gift Leaves a Legacy for a Local Couple: The Gift of Marie Lillibridge
Marie Lillibridge of Woodstock was married to her husband Robert for 22 years. She worked for Smith Mechanical of Webster as a bookkeeper and was a long-time employee of Rawley Plumbing in...
A Legacy of Care: The Gifts of Dr. Seldom Overlock
Dr. Seldom Burdon Overlock was a tall, imposing man. He also had a big heart. The gift he left to Day Kimball upon his death in 1934 is an important legacy, enhancing services provided at our...
Day Kimball Healthcare Providing New Therapy  for Children Recently Exposed to Trauma or Abuse
Now One of Eight CT Behavioral Health Clinics to Provide Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention Day Kimball Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic is now one of just eight...
Daughters of Penelope Donate Clothing, Blankets  to Day Kimball Hospital Birthing Center
The Daughters of Penelope Asteria Chapter of Danielson recently made a generous donation of baby clothes, blankets, booties, and bibs to the Birthing Center at Day Kimball Hospital, all purchased by...
Diane Morgan Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month
Patient Access Representative Has a Knack for Putting People at Ease Often when walking into a hospital people feel rushed, lost, worried, or any number of other feelings. But when greeted by...
Super Mutant Lice Are Real, But Parents Needn't Panic
Prefer to listen? This information is also available in a New Day Show podcast > Head lice: a common childhood affliction that, though more a nuisance than a health hazard, still strikes...
Day Kimball Healthcare Invites Women to Have Fun, Get Screened at "Stop and Pink" Breast Health Event, October 24
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is inviting area women to “Stop and Pink” about their own breast health during a Breast Health Event at the Day Kimball...
Day Kimball Hospital Earns National Accreditation with Commendations from Commission on Cancer
Day Kimball Hospital has been granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) for its Community Cancer Program. The...
Partial Restoration of Medicaid Funding Not Enough to Prevent Cuts to DKH Staff and Operations
Governor Malloy announced today that he will restore 95% of the small hospital appropriation to the six hospitals in the state that qualify for that funding including Day Kimball Hospital, a part of...
Day Kimball Healthcare Takes Steps to Mitigate Effect of State Budget Cuts
Determined to continue the fight to provide high-quality health care to the people of Northeast Connecticut, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) today announced a series of cost-cutting measures designed to...
Podcast | DKH Leadership Address State Budget Cuts and Resulting Threats to Health, Livelihood of Northeast Connecticut
PODCAST | Listen Now > Day Kimball Healthcare President and CEO Robert Smanik and Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Graham talk with WINY Radio's Paul Coutu about the Governor's unprecedented cuts to...
Day Kimball Healthcare and Hartford HealthCare  Suspend Affiliation Talks Due to State Budget Cuts
Severe and unexpected cuts by the state of Connecticut to Medicaid payments have affected progress Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) and Hartford HealthCare (HHC) were making toward a strategic...
With Three Decades of Service to Patients, Nancy Cole Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month
Nancy Cole of Brooklyn has been named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) for September, 2015. A patient service representative, Cole has served patients at the same primary care...
What You Need to Know About Governor Malloy's Cuts to Hospitals and DKH
**UPDATE, 10/9/2015** Governor Malloy has restored a small portion of hospital funding. However, it is not enough to relieve the need for DKH to continue with cuts to staff and operations. Read the...
Day Kimball Healthcare Set to Lose Millions as a Result of Governor's Budget Cuts
Significant Reductions in Services, Staffing Unavoidable if Funding is Not Restored Take action. Tell Gov. Malloy to restore hospital funding now > Just three months after community members and...
13 Questions with Timothy Monahan, MD
Third-born of seven siblings, Timothy Monahan is the physician in the group, eventually studying dermatology. But before he went to medical school, Dr. Monahan was in the Army for 20 years, spending...
Day Kimball Healthcare to Host Annual Cancer Survivorship Day, September 12
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) will host its annual Cancer Survivorship Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, at Day Kimball Hospital, Fields Conference Rooms, 320 Pomfret...
Series of Four "Quiet Corner Murals" Completed at Day Kimball Hospital
Staff at Day Kimball Healthcare, with help and guidance from the artists at Artique – a Paint Bar in Putnam, have been volunteering their time to paint one mural of a local landmark each month for...
DKH Safety Manager Recognized for 13 Years of Level-Headed, Thoughtful Problem-Solving and Friendly, Welcoming Demeanor
Robert Andrews of Pomfret Named DKH Employee of the Month Robert “Bob” Andrews of Pomfret has been selected as Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) for August, 2015 by his peers. ...
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: How Our Hospital Supports Breastfeeding Moms and Babies
Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural thing, but it comes as a surprise to many women that it's not always easy at first. That's why at Day Kimball Hospital, we uphold the World Health...
Getting Back to Being Me - Stephen's Story
Stephen Lewis spent the majority of the winter of 2015 shoveling his driveway. Like many in the Putnam, CT area, he shoveled for hours in the frigid weather after repeated snowstorms. At first the...
13 Questions with Chaplain Jonathan Scott
I interviewed Chaplain Jonathan Scott with Coordinator for Pastoral Care & Volunteer Services Janet Johnson present, and one of the things I love about doing the 13 Questions series is that we...
Tammy Ruiz, DKH Employee of the Month, Offers Small Gestures That Make a Big Difference
Often, it’s the little things that matter most – a smile, a helping hand, a warm and caring manner. Tammy Ruiz has been offering these qualities to patients and coworkers alike at Day Kimball...
 Dr. Erica Kesselman Receives Healthcare Heroes Award  from Connecticut Hospital Association
Award Recognizes Exceptional Contributions to Healthcare and Community Dr. Erica Kesselman, gynecologist with Day Kimball Medical Group, was one of just ten healthcare professionals across...
Kathleen Mackenzie, Behavioral Health Clinical Nurse Manager, is “Like the Keel of a Ship through Stormy Waters”
Mackenzie Named Day Kimball Healthcare's Employee of the Month for June, 2015 Some things about behavioral health care are universally true, no matter the time or place: it’s critical to the...
United Natural Foods Incorporated's Helping Hands Committee Donates $25,000 to Deary Memorial Cancer Fund
The Helping Hands Committee at United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) in Dayville has made a $25,000 donation to the Day Kimball Healthcare Deary Memorial Cancer Fund. The gift represents proceeds of the...
Avoiding Injury While Being Active
Aches and pains are very common for the average person this time of year, as many embark on spring cleaning, yard work, home improvement projects and outdoor activities after being more or less...
“13 Questions” with Aaron Woodman, PT
Top to bottom: Aaron Woodman at Husson University; demonstrating the fish is really this big; showing off his guitar skills to niece Kaelynn; and dressing up for date night with Tabitha Bogue. ...
Health Insurance Math Simplified (kinda)
Full confession. The graphic included with this post took about a dozen rounds of revisions to finalize – and we work in health care. Candidly, we’re hoping (but not 100 percent convinced) it helps...
Speech Language Pathology in Stroke Recovery
After a stroke, people can experience a wide range of difficulties in their day to day activities.But many people don’t realize that speech language pathologists are part of the medical team that can...
Budget Advocacy: Reach out to legislators during Special Session
***UPDATE | 6/29/2015*** THANK YOU, NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT The overall state budget cuts to Day Kimball Healthcare have been eliminated! DKH has been awarded $3 million in additional funding in...
Carol Barbour is “ready, willing and able” even in difficult situations
Commercial insurance biller named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month The people in a hospital’s billing department are not always the most popular, but what most may not know is that...
The ABC's of Detecting Skin Cancer
I am surprised at the number of skin cancers I see every week in Northeast Connecticut. National statistics show Connecticut is among the states with the highest incidence of melanoma, the most...
For Third Time, DKH Supervisors Recognized with Patriot Award for Support of Military Service Members
PHOTO (left to right): Colleen Smith, Clinical Coordinator, Day Kimball Hospital Emergency Department, Edie Cardwell, RN, Day Kimball Hospital Emergency Department, Tom Pandolfi, ESGR Vice Chair, ...
Mysterious Rashes May be Allergies That are Skin Deep
In spring, I start seeing a steady trickle of patients coming in with intensely itchy, raised, red and blistery skin rashes. I can usually confidently diagnosis a poison ivy dermatitis and give the...
Legislators deliver 1628 “I AM New Day” pledges to Governor on behalf of Day Kimball Healthcare to send message about State Budget
Senator Mae Flexer and Representatives Daniel Rovero and Mike Alberts attended the “I AM New Day” Pledge Event at Day Kimball Hospital, a service division of Day Kimball Healthcare, to each accept...
KIS Students Raise $1,500 for Deary Memorial Cancer Fund
Members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Killingly Intermediate School presented a $1,500 donation for the Day Kimball Healthcare Deary Memorial Cancer Fund to Gene Michael Deary during...
This Mother’s Day Janice Jastrzebski Marks Two Years of “Kicking Cancer’s Ass” with Striking Mastectomy Photos
Today Janice Jastrzebski is celebrating an important milestone. On this day two years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Seven days later she had a modified radical mastectomy. To mark...
Steven Krzywda of Danielson: How an Army of One Cured My Debilitating Back Pain
Steven Krzywda is a lifetime resident of Northeast Connecticut with an obvious love for the Quiet Corner. He was born at Day Kimball Hospital, grew up in Danielson, and is now an English professor at...
Northeastern Connecticut Healthcare Credit Union Celebrates 50 Years, Awards 2015 Scholarships
The Board of Directors and members of Northeastern Connecticut Healthcare Credit Union, Inc. (NCHCCU) celebrated a special milestone when they gathered for their annual meeting on April 29 and marked...
Do You Know the Signs of Stroke?
Every day thousands of Americans present to emergency departments with signs of stroke.  Conversely, every day thousands of Americans do not present to emergency departments with the signs of...
10 DKH Nurses Honored with 2015 Nightingale Award
Congratulations to Our 2015 Nightingale Honorees Every patient we care for deserves the very best we have to give - every day. The nurses featured here are selected as Nightingale Honorees because...
Joanne Wippert, a 33-year veteran of the health care industry still “calms patients”
Patient Services Representative named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month Calming. Professional. Organized. Scrupulous attention to detail. Constant smile. Refreshing. Respectful. ...
THE GIFT SHOP is selling out of items only three months after reopening
The only Connecticut hospital-based gift shops still run by volunteers PUTNAM, CONN. – On Tuesday, February 17 the Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital quietly opened its newly renovated and...
Podcast | DKH Leadership on WINY 1350AM: What's at Risk for Health, Livelihood of Northeast Connecticut
PODCAST | Listen Now >   This morning two members of the Day Kimball Healthcare leadership team were guests on WINY 1350 AM's The Talk Show with Bob Young to discuss the threats posed to the...
Suffering with Spring Allergies? Here's What You Need to Know
Most of us can’t wait for the real spring weather to arrive, but if you suffer from spring-time allergies, you might feel differently! Here's what you need to know to enjoy the season...
Infographic | What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical medicine and rehabilitation can offer amazing benefits for people recovering from surgery or injury, or living with a debilitating illness. But many aren't really aware of what exactly it...
Lab Detectives: The Journey of a Lab Specimen
When your doctor orders a lab test, do you ever wonder where your blood or other specimen goes and what's involved in getting the results? It can be quite a journey, and involves lots of "detective"...
Behind the Lab Coat: 13 Questions with Lab "Superheroes"
It's National Laboratory Professionals Week, a time when the Day Kimball Healthcare family recognizes and thanks our many laboratory staff for the invaluable role they play in caring for our...
VIDEO | What Matters in the End: It's Time to Have the Conversation
No one can predict the future. But you can plan for it. This video can help get you started.  Does your family know what your wishes are for care if you become seriously ill? Do they know what...
Take the Pledge: I AM New Day
***UPDATE | 6/29/2015*** THANK YOU, NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT The overall state budget cuts to Day Kimball Healthcare have been eliminated! DKH has been awarded $3 million in additional funding in...
An Open Letter to Our Governor and Legislators
***UPDATE | 6/29/2015*** (Scroll down for original content) THANK YOU, NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT The overall state budget cuts to Day Kimball Healthcare have been eliminated! DKH has been awarded $3...
Infographic | How Safe is Your Food?
Today is World Health Day, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is putting this year's focus on food safety. From the food supply chain, to point of sale, to preparation in your kitchen, knowing...
Congressman Courtney Delivers $50,000 USDA Community Facilities Grant
Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT2) visited Day Kimball Hospital today to officially deliver a $50,000 grant awarded to Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) by the USDA's Community Facilities Grant...
13 Questions with Ron Franzino, MD
It kinda makes sense that a surgeon would also be someone that loves to fix and build things around the house, right? But what about being into Harleys, Corvettes, a 1936 Ford pickup and going from...
13 Questions with Michael Baum, M.D.
He took a left at forestry through biochemistry and then applied to medical school. He married Denise (who now serves on the DKH Woman's Board) and during medical school started a family and had...
13 Questions with R. David McCallum, M.D.
Dr. R. David McCallum says he’s kinda shy, which may be why he shared with me there’s actually another set of answers to the questions below. (Sorry, I didn’t get all those answers; just "Frozen" and...
13 Questions with Melody Cassio, General Surgery Practice Manager
Melody Cassio started at Day Kimball at 16 years old, working part-time in the dietary department while going to school, and later took the Nurse’s Aide Course offered by Day Kimball. She spent a few...
Citizens National Bank Completes $250,000 Pledge to Day Kimball Healthcare's Care in a Heartbeat Capital Campaign
Pledge Completed Ahead of Schedule and Project's Anticipated Completion Citizens National Bank has contributed the final installment of a $250,000 pledge of support for Day Kimball Healthcare’s...
One Family, One Year, One Incredible Chain of Events
2013 is a year that David and Christine Chenail of Brooklyn, CT will never forget.  Theirs is a story that makes people gape and say, “What are the odds?!” But it wasn’t a question they themselves...
Kristen Traficante, RN brings birthing center experience to the physician’s office
OB/GYN Nurse Named Day Kimball Healthcare’s Employee of the Month Day Kimball Healthcare is currently looking for qualified RNs like Kristen to join our team in a variety of settings across our...
7 Signs You're the Family CHO
I’ve got a confession to make – I’m the Family CHO. And you know what? You might be, too. You’re probably wondering what a Family CHO even is. I’ll get to that, but first I’ll begin by telling you...
5 Fantastic Apps to Help Make Healthy Eating Easier
It really is true that "you are what you eat." Good nutrition provides a strong foundation for overall health. But we know it's not always easy, especially in today's fast-paced world with so many...
Putnam Resident, New Mom Mallory Murray: When Things Are Uncertain, Generations of Care and Community Mean a Lot
Mallory Murray has lived in Northeast Connecticut all her life, born and raised in Putnam. And like so many who call this little "quiet corner" of the world home, Murray says the generational ties...
 Mary Perry is applauded as “crazy good,” dedicated and prepared
Facilities Administrative Assistant / Grant Writer Named  Day Kimball Healthcare’s Employee of the Month PUTNAM, CONN. – When someone’s primary responsibility is to be sure a health care...
5 Terms to Know About Health Insurance
Understanding how your health insurance works has become complicated; in particular, knowing when the insurance company pays and when you do. For many of us there’s the worry with each visit, “Will...
Sleep Center and Laboratory Services Receive Renewals for Accreditation
PUTNAM, CONN. –  Day Kimball Healthcare recently received re-accreditation for its Sleep Center located at Day Kimball  Hospital and its Laboratory which conducts tests at the Hospital, manages four...
25 Healthy Snacks for Kids
It seems that kids are always hungry - and why not, they're growing! But while they truly do need to snack, it can sometimes be a challenge to make sure those snacks are always giving them the good...
Infographic | High Blood Pressure Basics
Come February 14, everything is hearts and roses as we celebrate Valentine's Day. But the month of February is also the time to observe American Heart Month. Take time to think about what you can do...
In Midst of Healthcare Changes, Seniors' Events Show Simple Things Can Make a Big Impact
As health care grapples with the big issues of the Affordable Care Act and debates the complexities of the changes in the system, sometimes it’s important to be reminded that the simple things still...
INFOGRAPHIC: What a Patient Centered Medical Home Is, How it Improves Your Care and Saves You Money
One recent development in health care is the establishment of a “patient centered medical home” (PCMH) model of care within integrated health care systems.  In this model, your primary care...
13 Questions with Marc Cerrone, MD
Super hero pediatrician Marc Cerrone, MD likes to have fun – especially on the job. In fact, every Halloween the Pediatric Center of Day Kimball Medical Group goes all out with costumes. Not only do...
Quiet, Unassuming Good Guy Kyle Cimochowski Honored for His “Phenomenal” Skills in Behavioral Health
Mental Health Worker named Day Kimball Healthcare’s Employee of the Month   PUTNAM, CONN. – When people are at their most vulnerable, creating a calm, safe environment becomes an important part...
Day Kimball Hospital First in New England to Offer  Latest, Most Advanced Technology for Cataract Surgery
New Englanders suffering from cataracts now have access to the latest in surgical treatment at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, Connecticut. The Hospital, a part of Day Kimball Healthcare’s medical...
13 Questions with Erica Kesselman, MD
Who wouldn’t want a physician that is an actor, exercise instructor, triathlete, and radio talk show host? Talk about someone who will motivate you to get out there and enjoy life. If you’re looking...
Taking Care: After a Lifetime Caring for Others, Frank Babcock Lets HomeCare Return the Favor
Frank Babcock of Danielson, CT has taken care of many people throughout his life. He and his wife Rita cared for eight foster children, raising four of them as their own. And near the end of their 56...
Day Kimball Healthcare’s Breast Health Program Resulting in Faster, More Comprehensive Quality Care for Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer we observe in Northeast Connecticut. To better serve this population, Day Kimball Healthcare instituted a Breast Health Program in 2011, which...
The Refrigerator List: 7 Healthy Ways to Handle Behavioral Problems in Young Children
Prefer to listen? This post is also available as a Medical Minute podcast > Parents often ask for tips regarding how to handle behavioral problems in toddlers and school-aged...
“We are in the best of times and the worst of times”
Day Kimball Healthcare’s Annual Corporators Meeting Reported Both Accolades and Financial Losses for Fiscal Year 2014 PUTNAM, CONN. – In the midst of change, unknowns and financial stress, what...
Women's Health: What to Expect at Every Age
Prefer to listen? This post is also available as a Medical Minute podcast >   What is the right age to start going to the gynecologist? How often do I need a pap smear? Do I really need a...

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