Putnam Bank has signed on as the $25,000 presenting sponsor of the Day Kimball Hospital Golf Classic for the second year in a row. Funds from last year’s sponsorship are already providing critical support for technology upgrades at Day Kimball Hospital, as well as financial assistance to Northeast Connecticut residents in need of cancer care or home care.
Last year’s sponsorship allowed for the purchase of a unit dose machine for the hospital’s pharmacy. Putnam Bank President and CEO Thomas Borner was able to see the new machine in action during a recent tour of the pharmacy on April 20. The machine packages medications in individually dosed packets that are marked with a barcode. A barcode is also placed on the patient’s wristband, which tells the machine exactly which medications and at what doses the patient has been prescribed. This allows medical staff to dispense medication right at the bedside. With a scan of the patient’s wristband, the machine can check to confirm the dispensed medication conforms to the doctor’s order; if there is a discrepancy an immediate alert is provided, providing for greater patient safety as well as enhanced efficiency of care.
Putnam Bank’s sponsorship of the 2017 DKH Golf Classic also provided financial assistance to those receiving cancer care at Day Kimball Hospital’s Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center, through the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, as well as financial assistance for local residents in need of in-home medical or personal care provided by Day Kimball Healthcare at Home.
This year’s sponsorship will again benefit both of those funds as well as additional upgrades to hospital facilities and technology.
“We’re so grateful to Putnam Bank for their ongoing support of Day Kimball Hospital and their investment in the health of our communities through this sponsorship,” said DKH President and CEO Anne Diamond. “It truly does take a village to help our communities be as healthy as possible. Putnam Bank’s continued support is an excellent example of that. They are helping to ensure that Northeast Connecticut residents in need can access critical medical services, and ensuring that our community hospital can keep pace with the latest in medical technology to provide them with the best care possible when they need it,” Diamond said.
“We are pleased to support Day Kimball Hospital in its ongoing mission to bring first class medical care and services to Northeastern Connecticut. The investment in the hospital is an investment in the community. It’s in working together that we can build on the quality of all of us who are so fortunate to live and prosper in the area,” said Putnam Bank President and CEO Thomas Borner.
The 34th annual Day Kimball Hospital Golf Classic will be held Friday, July 13 at Connecticut National Golf Club, with two tee times at 7:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. An after-party will immediately follow the close of play. For more information and to register or sponsor the event, visit daykimball.org/golfclassic or contact the DKH Development Office at (860) 928-7141.