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Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight | Mary Ellen Snyder, RN
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} In celebration of 125 years of service, DKH is showcasing many of our longest-serving employees who have dedicated 40 or more years to our organization. ...
Day Kimball Healthcare Recognizes Exceptional Service at Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
In celebration of National Healthcare Volunteer Week, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) honored its 130 adult volunteers, who donated more than 20,000 hours of service to the hospital and community this...
Day Kimball Healthcare Celebrates National Donate Life Month with Flag-Raising Ceremony
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) held a flag-raising ceremony at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam on April 12 to commemorate National Donate Life Month. Celebrated in April, the annual observance...
Occupational Therapy: Enabling Individuals to Reach their Maximum Independence
April is National Occupational Therapy Awareness Month, the perfect time to reflect on the many benefits of occupational therapy. Occupational therapy may benefit patients with neurological, ...
Cruisin’ for Cancer Care Guest Bartender Night Raises $9,300 To Benefit Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Cruisin’ for Cancer Care committee hosted its annual Guest Bartender Night at the Black Dog Bar & Grille on Thursday, March 28. More than $9,300 was raised through bar...
Day Kimball Healthcare Launches New Brand Campaign
Underscores the Changing and Vital Role of Today’s Community Hospital Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is setting the standard for a new breed of community hospital committed to delivering the...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Katrina Lambert, Information Technology Project Manager, Employee of the Month for February
Katrina Lambert, Project Manager for Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Information Technology (IT) Department has been named employee of the month for February by Day Kimball Healthcare. Lambert, ...
Day Kimball Hospital Birthing Center Receives Special Donation to Give Bereaved Parents More Time to Grieve
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Burdick Family Birthing Center at Day Kimball Hospital received a special donation from one local couple to honor the memory of their child and help other families...
Day Kimball Healthcare Holds Annual Corporators’ Meeting; Approves New Mission and Vision and Reflects on Past, Present and Future
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) held its annual meeting of the corporators at the Mansion at Bald Hill on Wednesday, February 13. Each year’s meeting invites DKH’s corporators together to reflect on...
 Day Kimball Hospital Participates in the American Heart Association’s “Little Hats, Big Hearts” Program
As one of several initiatives at Day Kimball Healthcare to celebrate American Heart Month during February, the Hospital participated in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Little Hats, Big Hearts...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Wendy Blackmar, Pre-Certification Clerk Employee of the Month for January
Wendy Blackmar, pre-certification clerk has been named employee of the month for January by DKH. Blackmar, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the medical field, began her career at DKH in...
Every Heart Has a Story: This is Jim Shaw’s.
Every Heart Has a Story: This is Jim Shaw’s. An American Heart Month Feature Jim Shaw, age 68, knew he had mitral valve prolapse for many years, but it wasn’t something he thought about...
Day Kimball Hospital Implements New Visitor and Emergency Management System to Improve Patient Safety
Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) will begin using a new visitor and emergency management system to ensure patient safety and security. MitchellTrac, a visitor and emergency management solution built on...
Michelle Gardner, Intake and Outreach Coordinator, Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Year
Michelle Gardner, Intake and Outreach Coordinator for Day Kimball HomeMakers, a division of Day Kimball Healthcare at Home, has been named employee of the year for 2018 by Day Kimball Healthcare...
Day Kimball Healthcare Holds A Second “Warmth & Wellness” Holiday Drive to Support the Health and Wellness of Those in Need
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Warmth and Wellness Holiday Drive returned for a second year collecting over forty cases of personal care and warmth items, including hats, gloves, blankets, and more, ...
Woman’s Board and DKH 125th Anniversary and Valentine Dinner Dance Touches Hearts
Day Kimball Healthcare and the Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital celebrated the past and toasted to the future at a 125th Anniversary and Valentine Dinner Dance held at StoneHurst Valley in...
Day Kimball Hospital Now Offering Highly Advanced Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Procedures with Stryker’s Mako System
The Next Generation of Robotic Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery is here in Northeast CT Orthopedic surgeons at Day Kimball Hospital are offering patients an innovative option for partial knee, ...
SPIROL International Corporation Employees Raise Money for the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of Day Kimball Healthcare
SPIROL International Corporation, a global manufacturer headquartered in Danielson, Connecticut, has pledged to support the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) in the...
Day Kimball Hospital Welcome's New Year's Baby
It is a new year and one local family has something special to celebrate the beginning of 2019.  At Day Kimball Hospital’s Burdick Family Birthing Center, Anastasia Rose Schacht was born at 1:11...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Leslie Taylor, Phlebotomist, Employee of the Month for December
Leslie Taylor, phlebotomist for Day Kimball Healthcare’s Laboratory and Blood Draw Services department, has been named employee of the month for December by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Taylor, ...
Four Tips for Staying Healthy during the Holiday Season
‘Tis the season for family gatherings, office holiday parties, New Year festivities, and cheer. From a gastrointestinal health perspective, the holiday season can be a difficult one to “digest.”...
Day Kimball Healthcare Recognizes its Homecare Heroes
In honor of National Homecare and Hospice Month, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) at Home hosted a celebration in recognition of their employees on Wednesday, November 28 at the Memory Lane Cafe. In...
Day Kimball Healthcare’s Annual Tree of Life Ceremony Raises Over $28,000 for Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern CT
On December 2, families and friends gathered together on village greens in 11 communities across Northeast Connecticut for Day Kimball Healthcare’s 29th annual Tree of Life Ceremony. This year’s...
Winter’s Bite: What to Do When Winter Has You in its Icy Grip
With the arrival of colder temperatures, shorter days, and weaker sunshine, it’s the start of another frostbite season. It’s important to take steps to avoid frostbite and keep warm this time of...
Day Kimball Healthcare Now Accepting Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans
Day Kimball Healthcare, Northeast Connecticut’s premier integrated medical services network, is now a participating provider with Aetna Medicare Advantage, effective October 15, 2018. Aetna Medicare...
Flu Season: What to Know this Year
With flu season here, it’s time to learn what the coming months will hold so you can prepare yourself with the resources necessary to keep you and your family healthy.  The flu – or influenza – is a...
Make This Holiday Season More Buoyant Than Blue
The holiday season often inspires feelings of joy, gratitude, and belonging. But for some, this time of year can evoke feelings of loneliness, loss, and inadequacy.  There is no lack of popular and...
Day Kimball Healthcare's Hospice & Palliative Care of NECT Receives National Patient Satisfaction Award
Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut, a service division of Day Kimball Healthcare, was honored with a 2018 Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction by Fazzi Associates, A Medicare...
Day Kimball Hospital Laboratory Re-Accredited by College of American Pathologists
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has again awarded accreditation to Day Kimball Hospital Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Sherry Fitzgerald of Nutritional Services November Employee of the Month
Sherry Fitzgerald, who works in Nutritional Services at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for November by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Fitzgerald, has been working at DKH...
Day Kimball Hospital Central Sterile Supply Supervisor Carolyn Figueroa Wins First Place in Regional Sterile Bowl II Competition
Carolyn Figueroa, Central Sterile Supply (CSS) Supervisor in the CSS department at Day Kimball Hospital won first place out of more than 100 participants in a region-wide competition that measured...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Michelle Gardner, Intake and Outreach Coordinator, Employee of the Month
Michelle Gardner, Intake and Outreach Coordinator for Day Kimball HomeMakers, a division of Day Kimball Healthcare at Home, has been named employee of the month for October by Day Kimball Healthcare...
Philanthropy Matters | The Hospice Tree of Life: A symbol of hope and healing
On Sunday, December 2nd, the citizens of northeast Connecticut will gather together for what has become a beloved tradition in support of the Hospice and Palliative Care program of Day Kimball...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Chris Lavallee, Education Training Assistant, Employee of the Month for September
Chris Lavallee, Education Training Assistant at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), has been named employee of the month for September by Day Kimball Healthcare. Lavallee, who began working at DKH in...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Michelle Dickinson, Operating Room Charge Nurse, Employee of the Month for August
Michelle Dickinson, Operating Room Charge Nurse at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for August by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Dickinson began her career in the...
Day Kimball Hospital Putnam Bank Golf Classic Raises More Than $103,000
The 34th annual Day Kimball Hospital Putnam Bank Golf Classic has raised more than $103,000, the net proceeds of which will support cancer care services, diagnostic imaging, and technology at Day...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Stacey Jones, Lead Phlebotomist, Employee of the Month
Stacey Jones, lead phlebotomist for Day Kimball Healthcare’s Laboratory and Blood Draw Services department, has been named employee of the month for July by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Jones began...
Day Kimball Hospital Earns Top Score in Connecticut in Sepsis Care
Day Kimball Hospital scored better than all other Connecticut hospitals, and well above the state and national average, on a Medicare report for timely treatment of sepsis, a serious complication of...
Day Kimball Healthcare Cruisin' for Cancer Care Raises $5,800 for NECT Cancer Fund
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) 15th Annual Cruisin’ for Cancer Care event was held on June 24 at the Thompson Speedway and raised $5,800 to benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH. The...
Day Kimball Healthcare Pediatrics and Family Advocacy Center Receives Book Donation from Putnam Middle School
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Pediatric department and Family Advocacy Center received a donation of over 250 books from the students of Putnam Middle School on June 19. The books were collected...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Jillian Mancini, Staff Pharmacist, Employee of the Month for June
Jillian Mancini, staff pharmacist for Day Kimball Hospital’s Pharmacy department, has been named employee of the month for June by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Mancini has been a pharmacist for...
Paddle For A Cure Raises $9,500 for Day Kimball Hospital Cancer Center
The eighth annual Paddle for a Cure, held Sunday, June 10 at Riverside Park in Brooklyn, CT, has raised $9,500 for the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital. The funds will support...
Day Kimball Healthcare Pastoral Care Receives Donation from bankHometown
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Pastoral Care department received a donation from members from bankHometown’s Putnam branch on June 6. Jason Howard (second from left), bankHometown Assistant Manager, ...
Amanda Miller Named Chief Experience Officer at Day Kimball Healthcare
Amanda Miller has been named Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), a nonprofit community hospital and healthcare system serving Northeast Connecticut and nearby...
Day Kimball Healthcare’s Family Advocacy Programs  Receive Toy Donation from EASTCONN Students
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Family Advocacy Programs received a donation of $300 worth of new toys from the students from the EASTCONN Killingly Northeast Regional Program on June 4. The students...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Jessica Provencher, Registered Nurse, Employee of the Month for May
Jessica Provencher, registered nurse (RN) for Day Kimball Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), has been named employee of the month for May by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Provencher, who has...
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) was recently awarded an $8,000 grant from Pink Aid, a charitable organization that helps to fund breast cancer support services for women in need, for the period March 1, ...
Putnam Bank Signs On as Title Sponsor of Day Kimball Hospital Golf Classic for Second Year
Sponsorship Funds Already Benefiting Patients 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...
3rd Annual D'Vine Wine Tasting Raises More Than $6,000 for Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH
Day Kimball Healthcare’s 3rd Annual D’Vine Wine Tasting, held Thursday, May 3 at StoneHurst at Hampton Valley in Hampton, was attended by a sell-out crowd of over 130 guests and raised more than...
DKH's Walk & Race for the NECT Cancer Fund Set for August 11
Shannon Labonte of Danielson Named as Angel Ambassador Honoree in Memoriam Day Kimball Healthcare’s annual Walk & Race for the NECT Cancer Fund will be held Saturday, August 11, with check-in...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Jennifer LeClair, Night Cook, Employee of the Month for April
Jennifer LeClair, night cook for Day Kimball Hospital’s Nutritional Services department, has been named employee of the month for April by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).  LeClair began her career...
Honoring Our 2018 Nightingale Nurses | Nurses Week at Day Kimball Healthcare
Congratulations and Thank You: Day Kimball Healthcare's 2018 Nightingale Nurses Every patient we care for deserves the very best we have to give - every day. The nurses featured here are selected...
Day Kimball Healthcare Honors Volunteers at Annual Appreciation Luncheon
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) recognized its more than 130 adult volunteers, who donated more than 20,000 hours this past year, with an appreciation luncheon on April 13. The luncheon was held at...

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