Day Kimball Healthcare

Day Kimball Healthcare's Capital Campaign Passes the $2.8 Million Mark

January 31, 2012

The Local, Physician and Business Community of Northeast Connecticut Continue to Pull Together to Support the Rebuilding of the Day Kimball Hospital Emergency Department; Closing in on $3 Million Campaign Goal

PUTNAM, CONNECTICUT – Day Kimball Healthcare has raised over $2.8 million for the “Care in a Heartbeat” campaign to support the rebuilding of the Day Kimball Hospital emergency department. The overall goal of the capital campaign is $3 million.

Today, the emergency department cares for over 30,000 people annually in a facility originally built to handle 18,000. Increased space and modernization of the emergency department are two important benefits that will result from the renovation project, allowing for decreased waiting and patient treatment times.

“We are so grateful to all of the people who are stepping forward with gifts at all levels to help us meet this challenge,” said Jack Burke, Day Kimball Healthcare board chairman. “Despite the poor economy, the generosity demonstrated by our community has been overwhelming. We are touched by the wide range of people who recognize the importance of providing superior and improved care to our emergency department patients.”

The most recent leadership gifts came from individual donors, the physician community and local businesses, including major gifts from:
• Rogers Corporation, headquartered in Rogers, CT: $100,000
• Day Kimball Hospital Woman’s Board, a volunteer, fundraising board of Day Kimball Healthcare: $75,000
• James Dandeneau, founder of Putnam Plastics and resident of Dayville, CT: $50,000
• Downes Construction of New Britain, CT: $50,000
• Putnam Bank, headquartered in Putnam, CT: $50,000
• Spirol International, headquartered in Danielson, CT: $50,000

According to Burke, the organization hopes to complete raising funds for the capital campaign by the end of February.

To make a donation or to learn more information about the “Care in a Heartbeat” campaign, call Day Kimball Healthcare Development Director Pamela Watts at (860) 928-7141 or visit