Putnam Bank has signed on as the $25,000 presenting sponsor of the Day Kimball Hospital Golf Classic for the third year in a row. Funds from last year’s sponsorship are 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 new monitor and defibrillator for the Hospital’s intensive care unit. This complete acute cardiac care response system is the most advanced monitor and defibrillator designed for basic and advanced life support for patients. This device is the new standard in emergency care, as the most clinically innovative, operationally effective system available today.
Putnam Bank President and CEO Thomas Borner was able to see the new machine in action as Dr. John Modica, Cardiologist at Day Kimball Hospital, explained the technology behind the new device during a recent tour of the intensive care unit on April 23. “It’s incredible to see how advanced this equipment is and we are fortunate to have this in our community with very capable staff with the skill to utilize,” said Putnam Bank President and CEO Thomas Borner.
Putnam Bank’s sponsorship of the 2018 Day Kimball Healthcare 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 Day Kimball Healthcare, 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 Day Kimball Hospital facilities and technology.
“We’re grateful to Putnam Bank for their enduring support of our community hospital and their commitment to improving the health of our communities through this sponsorship,” said Day Kimball Healthcare President and CEO Anne Diamond. “Putnam Bank’s continued support is touching the lives of many Northeast Connecticut residents who are in need of critical medical services. Support from our local business enables us to continue to provide our patients with the best care possible when and where they need it by bringing the latest advancements in medical technology closer to home,” Diamond said.
“Putnam Bank is pleased to support Day Kimball Hospital in its mission to bring advanced quality health care to Northeastern Connecticut,” Borner said.
The 35th annual Day Kimball Hospital Golf Classic will be held Friday, July 12 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. The annual signature event has raised approximately $1,974,000 for Day Kimball Hospital, helping to provide continued high quality medical care, technologies and facilities for Northeast Connecticut residents.
For more information and to register or sponsor the event, visit daykimball.org/golfclassic or contact the Day Kimball Healthcare Development Office at (860) 928-7141.
PHOTO CAPTION: Putnam Bank President and CEO Thomas Borner toured the intensive care unit at Day Kimball Hospital on April 23 to see the new monitor/defibrillator the hospital was able to purchase with a portion of the funds from the bank’s sponsorship of the Day Kimball Hospital Golf Classic. Pictured left to right are: Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) Director of Development Kristen Willis, DKH President and CEO Anne Diamond, Putnam Bank President and CEO Thomas Borner, DKH Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Services John O’Keefe, DKH Cardiologist, Dr. John Modica, and DKH Director of Critical Care, Cancer Services Cardiology, Cardio/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, EEG/EMG Services, Respiratory Services and Sleep Studies Carolina Starr-Manning.