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Robert Smanik Steps Down as Day Kimball Healthcare President and CEO


Joseph Adiletta to Serve as Interim President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) announced today that Robert Smanik has resigned as President and CEO. Joseph Adiletta, former Chairman of Day Kimball Healthcare’s Board of Directors, will serve as Interim President and CEO while the Board conducts a search for Smanik’s replacement. Jack Burke will serve as Interim Chairman of the Board.

“Bob led our organization through some very challenging times, helping us to navigate through historic health care reform and battling through financial challenges. Day Kimball is thankfully now in a better place and it’s time to move on to the next phase of our evolution. Both Bob and our Board agreed that the organization would benefit from a fresh perspective in that effort. The Board of Directors thanks Bob for his dedication and service to Day Kimball and we wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Adiletta.

“As we continue the important work being done at Day Kimball, I am confident that the strong leadership of our Board, along with the experience of our administrative team and the dedication of our entire staff, will ensure that our organization continues to move forward in a positive direction,” Adiletta continued.

Adiletta comes to this position with a long-standing and deep knowledge of Day Kimball’s goals and challenges, as well as the strategies in place for meeting both. He has served three terms on Day Kimball’s ’s Board since the mid-1990’s, including four years as Chairman. He has also guided the organization through prior transitions of President and CEO. 

“I have been intimately involved in decisions relating to both the current operation and future strategic planning of the organization and will carry that insight forward in my capacity as Interim President and CEO,” said Adiletta. “I look forward to working with the Board, and the medical and administrative staff to continue fulfilling the mission of Day Kimball Healthcare in the weeks and months ahead.” 

“Our commitment to providing quality health care to the people of Northeast Connecticut will carry on uninterrupted,” he concluded.


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