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Your New Day is a free monthly community newsletter authored by the Corporate Communications department at Day Kimball Healthcare, and provides subscribers important information and updates on DKH news and announcements, inspiring stories from patients and DKH staff, and health news and events in the community of Northeastern Connecticut. 

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Your New Day | December
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COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive at DKH; Holiday Cheer; DKH Dancers; Hope-Filled Step Forward; Holiday Hours; Warmth & Wellness Holiday Drive; Virtual Tree of Life; & much more...

Your New Day | November
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COVID-19 Testing for DKH Patients; Holiday Cheer; Warmth & Wellness Holiday Drive; Get To Know Your Pancreas; Tree of Live Goes Virtual; DKH "New Day" Show at WINY; Supporting DKH; & much more...

Your New Day | October
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Halloween Safety; DKH Express Care; Congrats Docs; Videos; Virtual Pediatric Visits; Breast Health & Free Mammo Screening and Education Event; Supporting DKH; & much more...

Your New Day | September 2020
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Free Mammograms; Vote for DKH Docs; Welcome New Physicians; Ovarian Cancer Awareness; Woman's Board Holiday Fundraisers; Golf Classic Raises $113K; Virtual Support; & much more...

Your New Day | August 2020
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Back-to-School Message; CT Governor's PSA; Welcome New CEO; Getting Safe Care; Upcoming Blood Drive; Golf Classic; Virtual Bereavement Support; & much more...

Your New Day | July 2020
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11-Year-Old Philanthropist; Summer Safety Tips for Families; Walk-In Clinic Reopens; Advanced Colorectal Surgery; & much more...

Your New Day | June 2020
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DKH Safety Protocols; Finding A New Normal; July 4th Closures; WIC Help Available; & much more...

Your New Day | May 2020
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Day Kimball Healthcare Safely Resumes Services | Don't Delay Your Care

Your New Day | April 2020
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COVID-19 Community Test Site; Emergency Care; Telehealth Visits; Plainfield Ancillary Services; What You Need to Know about Coronavirus; DKH in the Community; & much more...

Your New Day | March 2020 **COVID-19 Update Special Edition**
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Our Role During these Challenging Times

Your New Day | February 2020
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Heart Attack Warning Signs; Positive Operating Results; Cardiac Rehab Praise; Heroes at Home; Longest Serving Employee Video; Welcome Pediatricians; & Much More...

Your New Day | January 2020
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Zero Adverse Events; Free Mammograms; Wound Care Praise; Tips When Wounds Won't Heal; New Hours at Walk-In Clinic; Welcome New Colorectal Surgeon; & Much More...

Your New Day | December 2019 
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Happy New Year!; Celebrating 125 Years; DKH Top 5; Warmth & Wellness Drive; DKH in the Community; & Much More...

Your New Day | November 2019 
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Warmth & Wellness Drive; Cancer Care Praise; Spirituality & Health; Physician Honored; New Family Medicine Doc; Celebrating 125 Years; DKH in the Community; & Much More...

Your New Day | October 2019 
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DKH Variety Show ; Free Lung Screening; Welcome New Oncology Docs; Advanced Hospital Pharmacy; Awards & Recognition; Celebrating 125 Years; & Much More...

Your New Day | August/September 2019 
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DKH CEO Resigns; Tips for Where to Seek Care; Grateful Patient Praise; Most Tenured Surgeon Honored; Community Events; & Much More...

 Your New Day | July 2019 
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Hospice Patient Skydives; Vote for Your Favorites; New Grant for Families; New Hospital Lab Hours; 125th Celebrations Continue; Community Events; & Much More...

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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...
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...
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...
Day Kimball Healthcare Snow Closures and Delays
PLEASE BE ADVISED Due to the impending snowstorm forecasted for tonight, Wednesday, December 16 and continuing through tomorrow, Thursday, December 17, the following DKH services will be closed or...
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...
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...
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...
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”...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!
Day Kimball Plainfield Healthcare Center to Reopen Blood Draw Services
Screening Procedures and Visitation Restrictions Continue Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is re-opening its blood draw site at its Plainfield Healthcare Center, located at 12 Lathrop Road in...
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...
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...
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...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Caitlin Mather, Medical Social Worker, Employee of the Month for February
Caitlin Mather, medical social worker, for the case management department at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for February by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Mather began...
DKH Performs Well Under Latest CMS Pay for Performance Results
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Pay for Performance programs seek to improve patient safety and experience by basing Medicare payments on the quality of care provided, rather than...
Wilbert Harris, Housekeeper, Named Day Kimball Healthcare 2019 Employee of the Year
Wilbert Harris, housekeeper at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the year for 2019 by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Harris’ selection was announced at DKH’s 125th annual...
Day Kimball Healthcare Announces Positive Operating Results and High Marks for Care at its 125th Annual Corporators Meeting
Search for Affiliation Partner Continues as Leadership Underscores Commitment to 125-Year Mission More than 130 Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) Corporators and community leaders attended the...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names William Heckendorf, Nursing Supervisor, Employee of the Month for January
William Heckendorf, RN, and nursing supervisor for Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for January by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Heckendorf began his career at DKH in...
Day Kimball Hospital Cardiac Rehab Program Gets Avid Runner Back in the Race
An American Heart Month Feature Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., but it’s easy to think it won’t affect you if you’re young, eat well, and exercise regularly. That’s what...
Day Kimball Healthcare At Home Honors Heroes
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) At Home, a service division of Day Kimball Healthcare, recently named eight of its employees as “Heroes at Home” for going above and beyond expectations to provide...
Matters of the Heart | Know the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
February is American Heart Month. Traditionally a month when hearts are top of mind, it’s the perfect time to talk about the warning signs of a heart attack and to commit to a lifestyle that improves...
Day Kimball Healthcare Welcomes New Pediatricians
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two new physicians, Amr Elmeki, MD, FAAP and Mafalda Tudela Martins, MD, to its pediatric medical staff. “We are...
Day Kimball Healthcare Welcomes Colorectal Surgeon
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) welcomes colorectal and general surgeon Carlos Morales, MD, FASCRS, to its medical staff. “We are very pleased to have Dr. Morales join our medical team and build a...

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