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Lisa Reardon, Staff Psychotherapist, Named DKH Employee of the Month
Lisa Reardon, LCSW, Staff Psychotherapist at Day Kimball Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for December by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). ...
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Review of Day Kimball Hospital’s Response to Recent Water Supply Issue  Shows Strong Emergency Preparedness
Inpatient Care and Comfort Remained Unaffected, Surgeries Resumed Less than 48 Hours Later Day Kimball Hospital announced today that an administrative review of the hospital’s response to an...
Philanthropy Matters | A Family’s Legacy Becomes a Community’s Mission
One Year After Passing the Torch, A Family’s Legacy has Become a Community’s Mission In 1989, cancer claimed the life of 23-year old Cathy Deary, the youngest of thirteen children in the Deary...
The Role of Spirituality in Health and Wellness
Most people know that eating a healthy diet, exercising appropriately and getting enough sleep all contribute to good health. Another factor, spirituality, has also been shown to impact our health. ...
13 Questions with Donna Hendrickson, Administrative Assistant, Day Kimball Home Care
Some of the best, most important lessons learned are taught by our parents who help to set an example and make an impact from the very beginning. For Donna Hendrickson, Administrative Assistant for...
Annual Tree of Life Event Raises Over $26,000 for Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern CT
Ella (left) and Lilah Dunn of Danielson sing carols at the Killingly Tree of Life celebration held at Davis Park. Day Kimball Healthcare’s 27th annual Tree of Life Ceremony, held Sunday, December...
Lynne Gunn, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Named DKH Employee of the Month
Lynne Gunn, registered respiratory therapist (RRT), has been named employee of the month for November by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). In her role as RRT, she treats patients with health care issues...
Day Kimball Healthcare Celebrates History of Home Health Care in Northeast CT, Recognizes Today’s Outstanding Home Care Providers
In honor of National Homecare and Hospice Month, Day Kimball Healthcare hosted a celebration in recognition of home health care providers both past and present on Thursday, November 10, at Day...
Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Could Be a Lifesaver for Current and Former Smokers
If you’re at risk for lung cancer, a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening could save your life. It’s the only recommended screening for lung cancer and has been proven to...
Philanthropy Matters | DKH Celebrates the Long History of Home Healthcare in NECT
National Homecare and Hospice Month: Celebrating the Long History of Home Healthcare in Northeastern Connecticut During the month of November, home care and hospice communities across the country...
Day Kimball Healthcare Friends of Hospice Committee Recognizes Putnam Walmart Pharmacy Staff
The Friends of Hospice Committee at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has chosen the Putnam Walmart Pharmacy staff to receive the 2016 Friends of Hospice Award. The award has been given annually to a...
Cliff’s Closet:  In Memory of DKH Volunteer, Cliff Buttermark
Staff at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) were deeply saddened by the passing of longtime volunteer and dear friend, Cliff Buttermark, 98, on September 26. Cliff was a valued member of the DKH volunteer...
Karen Lamontagne, Pediatric Charge Nurse, Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
Karen Lamontagne, LPN, charge nurse at Day Kimball Medical Group’s Pediatric Center in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for October by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Lamontagne began...
New Report: Day Kimball Hospital Achieves Zero Adverse Events for Second Consecutive Year
DKH One of Just Two CT Hospitals with Zero Adverse Events in 2015 A recently released report from the CT Department of Public Health (DPH) that provides information about adverse events at the...
Philanthropy Matters | DKH in the Community
Day Kimball Healthcare is most fortunate to be part of a vibrant, caring community that exudes philanthropic spirit through participation in countless acts of volunteerism, advocacy and financial...
13 Questions with Renee Smith, RN, MSN, Executive Director of In-Home Care
There are lots of great reasons to follow in your parent’s footsteps. Having someone who can tell you firsthand the ins and outs of a job, and what it takes to get your foot in the door, or how to...
Renee Smith, Executive Director at Day Kimball Healthcare, Elected to Board of Directors of Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home
Renee M. Smith, RN, MSN and executive director of In-Home Care at Day Kimball Healthcare, has been elected to the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home (CAHCH) Board of Directors. CAHCH...
At Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Plainfield, There Are Pink Pumpkins for a Purpose this October
October is most often associated with the bounties of autumn harvests and the spooky thrills of Halloween. In recent years, it has also become very well known as breast cancer awareness month. The...
How Do You Know It’s Time for a Total Joint Replacement?
Our baby boomer generation is producing both an increasingly aging and more physically active segment of our population in greater numbers than ever before. A byproduct of this "epidemic" is the...
Thompson Middle School Students’ Donation to Fund Meaningful Tradition  for Patients Completing Chemotherapy at Day Kimball Hospital
The Oncology Department at Day Kimball Hospital received an unexpected cash donation of $108 on Friday, October 7, presented to the staff in person by the president and vice president of the Thompson...
13 Questions with Ashley Lachapelle-Messier, APRN, FNP-BC
When you grow up in Woodstock, CT and decide to pursue a career practicing medicine with Day Kimball Healthcare’s Medical Group, chances are you’ll end up seeing plenty of people you know around town...
Brittany Bonchuk, Social Worker at Day Kimball Healthcare, Appointed to Evaluation Committee by Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children
Brittany Bonchuk, Psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Day Kimball Healthcare, has been appointed to the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Evaluation Committee by the Governor's Task...
Kevan Hazelton, IT Customer Service Technician, Named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare
Kevan Hazelton, Information Technology (IT) customer service technician, has been named employee of the month for September by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Hazelton began working for DKH nearly...
What Matters Most in a Medical Emergency? This Couple's Experience Sums it Up.
Recently, 73 year-old Norman Baker of Ashford, CT, experienced a medical emergency that could have easily taken his life. Today, he and his wife, Rose, are at their doctor’s office for Norman’s...
Six Tips for a Family Approach to Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Back to school time means the return of a more disciplined family routines. It’s the perfect time to introduce some simple habits that will help kids (and parents) maintain a healthy lifestyle and...
Stephanie Walters, Certified Medical Assistant Named Employee of the Month
Stephanie Walters, certified medical assistant at Day Kimball Medical Group’s Internal Medicine office in Dayville, has been named employee of the month by Day Kimball Hospital (DKH).   Walters...
Bouncing Back from a Heart Attack: How One Man’s Coworkers Changed His Life
When Bob Kovaleski joined the staff at Day Kimball Healthcare more than two years ago he had just made a career change and was looking for a new lease on life. He didn’t know then the extent to which...
Day Kimball Hospital Implements New, State-of-the-Art Patient Monitoring System
A new, state of the art patient monitoring system has been installed in the Intensive Care and Medical/Surgical departments at Day Kimball Hospital. The new system, installed in July, is the same...
Day Kimball Healthcare to Host Annual Cancer Survivorship Day, September 24
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) will host its annual Cancer Survivorship Day on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Day Kimball Hospital, Fields Conference Rooms, 320 Pomfret Street. ...
Dr. Marc Cerrone Voted Best Pediatrician in Norwich Magazine’s  Best of Northeastern Connecticut Contest
Dr. Marc Cerrone, Director of Pediatrics for Day Kimball Medical Group’s Pediatric Centers and Medical Director of Day Kimball Hospital’s Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, has been voted Best...
Celebrity Scoops Night Raises $500 to Benefit  Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of Day Kimball Healthcare
Members of Day Kimball Healthcare’s Development department partnered with members of Putnam Bank to host a Celebrity Scoops Night on August 18 at Deary Brothers Mike’s Stand in Putnam. Many families...
Paul Beaudoin Named Chief Financial Officer at Day Kimball Healthcare
Paul Beaudoin has been named Chief Financial Officer of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), the major provider of healthcare services in Northeast Connecticut and the region’s largest employer. Beaudoin is...
Day Kimball Healthcare Junior Volunteers Raise $1,277 to Benefit Patient Care and Comfort
Participants of Day Kimball Healthcare’s Junior Volunteer program have raised $1,277 to support patient care and comfort through an organization-wide gift basket raffle. Volunteers sold raffle...
World Breastfeeding Month & WIC Breastfeeding Welcome Here initiative
August is world breastfeeding month and Day Kimball Hospital is proud to hold the Baby Friendly Hospital designation.  DKH is one of only six Connecticut Hospitals recognized as a birthing facility...
How to Respond to an Opiate Overdose
There’s no doubt that opioid addiction is a major epidemic. As the medical director of an Emergency Department, I don’t even need to reference the startling state and national statistics to know that...
13 Questions with Kelly Marcroft, RN, MSN, CEN, Director of Emergency Services
To Kelly Marcroft, RN, MSN, CEN, Director of Emergency Services here at DKH, working in health care is a lot like the restaurant biz. Her experience waitressing at Max Downtown in Hartford while in...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Dayville Resident Shelly Newton, Lead Service Specialist, Employee of the Month
Shelly Newton, lead service specialist in the Diagnostic Imaging department, has been named employee of the month for July by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).   Newton oversees the day to day...
Annual DKH Golf Classic Raises More Than $80,000
Net Proceeds to Support Northeast Connecticut’s Nonprofit Community Hospital The 32nd annual Day Kimball Hospital Golf Classic has raised more than $80,000, the net proceeds of which will support...
At Just 14, Bryan Letson is Going to "Give it a Tri" at a Triathlon
Monique Letson of Hampton, a patient access representative at Day Kimball Healthcare for the last four years, is very proud of her son. And as well she should be - at just 14, he's training hard to...
Janet Johnson, Day Kimball Healthcare Volunteer Services Coordinator, Earns National Credential for Excellence in Volunteer Management
Janet Johnson, Pastoral Care and Volunteer Services coordinator at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), has been awarded the Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services credential by the Council for...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Housekeeper Kevin Chisler Employee of the Month
Kevin Chisler, a housekeeper for Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Chisler has worked in housekeeping for more than 20 years and has...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Kristen Willis Director of Development
Kristen Willis has been named Director of Development for Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Willis is responsible for overseeing all development functions for the nonprofit community healthcare system, ...
Foods to Help You Heal and Feel Your Best While Fighting Cancer
Most of us have or have had a friend or family member with cancer. It can be a difficult diagnosis so it’s no wonder that proper nutrition can take a backseat – in fact, many patients have some form...
Thompson Couple Leaves a Legacy of Care with $216,000 Gift to Day Kimball Hospital
More than a decade ago, Leonard and Barbara Wielock of Thompson set up a trust that would determine how their estate would be disbursed upon their passing. Today, their forethought and commitment to...
Video: CT Special Olympian Learns Her Lifelong Dream About to Come True at Fenway Park
Ashley Lebeau is a talented and inspiring young lady. She has William’s Syndrome, but she has never let that stop her from achieving her dreams. She is a Special Olympian, a high school graduate and...
From One Man to Another, During Men’s Health Month
While it is relatively easy to find resources and support concerning women’s health issues, conversation and awareness around men’s health isn’t as common. Even though we think of ourselves as...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Deborah Lucier,  37-Year Patient Account Representative, Employee of the Month
Deborah Lucier, a patient account representative for Day Kimball Healthcare, has been named employee of the month by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Lucier began working for Day Kimball Hospital in...
Help for Hurting Hands (and wrists, arms, elbows and shoulders too!)
If your hands are hurting because of an injury or health condition, there are ways to lessen the pain and disability - and sometimes even to eliminate it altogether. Hand therapy can be very...
Day Kimball Healthcare Wins “Best in New England” for Healthcare Communications at NESHCo Lamplighter Awards
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) took the top prize for excellence in healthcare communications at the New England Society for Healthcare Communications’ (NESHCo) annual Lamplighter Awards, held June 1...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Nancy L. Meade, RN, Employee of the Month
Nancy L. Meade, a registered nurse for Day Kimball Medical Group has been named the latest employee of the month at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). For the last eight years, Meade has been...
Walk and Run for NECT Cancer Fund Set for Saturday, June 18
5K Replaces Former Annual Deary Memorial Walk & Run, Continues to Benefit Cancer Screening and Treatment for NECT Residents in Need Day Kimball Healthcare is reinventing its former annual Deary...
Help for Caregivers of Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be stressful and difficult. With an estimated 15 million people in the U.S. caring for someone with a dementia-type illness, chances are...
Day Kimball Hospital Hip & Knee Replacement Program Receives Two National Distinctions for Quality
Day Kimball Hospital, part of the Day Kimball Healthcare system, today announced that it has received two national distinctions for its hip and knee replacement program. The Joint Commission, a...
We Get Results: Meet 3 DKH Lab Superstars
We recently celebrated National Lab Week here at Day Kimball Healthcare, in recognition of the life-saving critical diagnostic work provided by laboratory professionals across our healthcare system. ...
More Than 60 Northeast Connecticut Doctors Pen Open Letter  to Governor, Legislators About Impact of Cuts to Hospitals
Left to right: Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), DKH Director of Marketing and Communications Laura Dunn, DKH Chief Medical Officer and VP for Medical Affairs and Quality Dr. John Graham, ...
Day Kimball Hospital Recognized as a Leader in Stroke Care
The Joint Commission has Re-Certified the Hospital as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center   Day Kimball Hospital, part of the Day Kimball Healthcare system, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold...
Day Kimball Staff Meet with Legislators to Discuss  Restoration of Hospital Funding, Next Steps to Protect It in the Future
Day Kimball Healthcare leadership and staff met with local legislators at Day Kimball Hospital on Thursday, March 31 to discuss the recent restoration of Day Kimball’s 2016 hospital funding and...
Pamela Kane, Certified Medical Assistant at Day Kimball Medical Group Pediatrics, Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month
Pamela Kane, certified medical assistant for Day Kimball Medical Group’s pediatric primary care practice, has been named employee of the month for March by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Kane...
Photos: Day Kimball Staff Protest Hospital Cuts, Question Governor Malloy at Capitol
Day Kimball Healthcare President and CEO Robert Smanik (far left) speaks with Governor Dannel P. Malloy about the impact of hospital cuts to Day Kimball and Northeast Connecticut at the Capitol on...
How to Make Healthy Eating Easy with Herbs and Spices
What better time to celebrate the delights of good food than during March, National Nutrition Month? This year the theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” Who thinks healthy eating has to be...
Day Kimball Healthcare President Testifies  in Support of Bill to Secure Hospital Funding
“We have acted prudently and responsibly to protect that which is most precious to those we serve - their health and their livelihood. Today I ask that our legislature do the same.” Day Kimball...
Day Kimball Healthcare Responds to State's Move to Stop Payment on Hospital Funding
DKH President and CEO Robert Smanik addresses the crowd at a May 14, 2015 advocacy event to restore state funding to the small community hospital. Robert Smanik, President and CEO of Day Kimball...
Could You Have a Sleep Disorder? Here Are 5 Signs
Quality sleep is essential for good health. Unfortunately many people today are suffering from sleep disorders and disturbances. What’s worse the symptoms are often overlooked, leaving people...
Day Kimball Hospital Designated  Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care
In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that Day Kimball Hospital, a part of the Day...
Brenda Koski, Site of Service Manager for Day Kimball Medical Group,  Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month
DKH Employee of the Month for February, 2016 Brenda Koski (center) with Chairman of the Board Joseph Adiletta (left) and President and CEO Robert Smanik (right) at a celebration in her honor at Day...
Rehab for Your Heart
Did you know that there is rehab for your heart? If you’ve suffered a heart attack or other cardiac event, there is something you can do to reduce the potentially devastating effects. And if you...
Day Kimball Hospital Receives International “Baby-Friendly” Designation  from Baby-Friendly USA
Deborah Levesque, RN, BSN, IBCLC and clinical coordinator for Day Kimball Medical Group OB/GYN services (left) and Rachel Katsoulis, RNC-MNN and operations coordinator for Day Kimball Hospital’s...
Connecticut Launches Safe Sleep Campaign  Promoting Safe Sleep Environments for Infants
CT Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz at Day Kimball Hospital February 2, 2016, to announce Connecticut's new statewide campaign to educate parents about safe sleep...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Laurie Thompson, Laboratory Support Technician, Employee of the Month
Laurie Thompson, a laboratory support technician for Day Kimball Hospital has been named employee of the month for January by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Thompson possesses extensive hospital...
13 Questions with Janet Johnson, Coordinator of DKH Pastoral Care & Volunteer Services
You can regularly see Coordinator for Pastoral Care & Volunteer Services Janet Johnson zipping around Day Kimball Hospital making sure volunteer hospital escort services are running smoothly, the...
Thyroid Cancer, Nodules and Goiter: Some Symptoms to Watch For
As a general surgeon with Day Kimball Medical Group for over 25 years, one of the more common surgeries I perform is thyroid surgery. The thyroid is a gland located in the neck that produces...
Kathleen Mackenzie Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Year
Behavioral Health Clinical Nurse Manager is “Like the Keel of a Ship through Stormy Waters” Day Kimball Healthcare Chairman of the Board Joseph Adiletta presents the 2015 employee of the year...
Day Kimball Healthcare Reports High Marks for Care,  Break-Even Budget Projected for 2016 at Annual Corporators Meeting
Search for Affiliation Partner Continues as Leadership Underscores Commitment to Remain Independent “Until the Right Fit is Found” After a challenging 2015, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) announced...
Two Steps to a Healthier New Year
Many people pledge to become healthier in the New Year – but what does that mean? Where should you start? You may have more success if you set a concrete goal rather than a vague pledge to “eat...

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Marc B. Cerrone, MD

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Dr. Cerrone was voted Best Pediatrician in Norwich Magazine's Best of Northeastern Connecticut contest for 2016 and 2017. Read more about Dr. Cerrone >
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