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Local 11-year-old Donates Life Savings to DKH Healthcare Heroes
Donation to Support Day Kimball Healthcare COVID-19 Response Fund An 11-year-old Northeast Connecticut girl heeded the call to help her local hospital during the coronavirus pandemic, emptying...
Day Kimball Healthcare Receives Donation of 1,000 KN95 Masks from MaskForce NYC
Local businesses, nonprofits, individuals and many others have answered the call to help Day Kimball Healthcare during this historic pandemic. The community has been swift in their response, making...
Day Kimball Healthcare Accepting Personal Protective Equipment Donations for Healthcare Workers
Third Annual “Warmth & Wellness” Drive Collects Hundreds of Personal Care Items for Those in Need Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) annual Warmth and Wellness Holiday Drive returned for a third year...
Day Kimball Hospital Cardiac Rehab Program Gets Avid Runner Back in the Race
An American Heart Month Feature Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., but it’s easy to think it won’t affect you if you’re young, eat well, and exercise regularly. That’s what...
Patient Praises DKH's Wound Healing Center for Outstanding Care
Putnam resident Peter Regas, 69, is no stranger to Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). “From my birth at Day Kimball Hospital, to a pacemaker surgery performed by Dr. John Modica last year, to cataract...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Cindy Rondini, Lead Patient Services Representative, Employee of the Month for December
Cindy Rondini, lead patient services representative (PSR) for Day Kimball Healthcare’s outpatient behavioral health department, has been named employee of the month for December by Day Kimball...
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} Deborah Lucier, Customer Service Specialist
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight}  In celebration of 125 years of service, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is showcasing many of our longest-serving employees who have dedicated 40 or more...
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} Gail Mailhot, Health Records Analyst
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight}  In celebration of 125 years of service, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is showcasing many of our longest-serving employees who have dedicated 40 or more...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Ryan Cowles, Electrician, Employee of the Month for November
Ryan Cowles, electrician in the facilities management department at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for November by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Cowles began working...
Day Kimball HomeCare Sponsors Living Faith United Methodist Church Community Café
Day Kimball HomeCare, a division of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) at Home, sponsored and served at the Living Faith United Methodist Church Community Café on Friday, November 15 during National...
High Praise for Cancer Care Treatment at Day Kimball Hospital | Rick’s Story
Day Kimball Hospital’s Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center has all the bells and whistles - with emphasis on the bells. Patients who complete their cancer treatment at the Center ring a ship's bell...
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} | Robin Ledogar-Baker, Certified Cardiographic Technician
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} In celebration of 125 years of service, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is showcasing many of our longest-serving employees who have dedicated 40 or more...
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} | Donna Coderre, Certified Cardiographic Technician
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} In celebration of 125 years of service, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is showcasing many of our longest-serving employees who have dedicated 40 or more...
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} | Laurie Cook, Medical Technologist
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} In celebration of 125 years of service, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is showcasing many of our longest-serving employees who have dedicated 40 or more...
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} | Nancy Zamagni, RN
In celebration of 125 years of service, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is showcasing many of our longest-serving employees who have dedicated 40 or more years to our organization. Here’s a chance to...
Day Kimball Healthcare Medical Staff Go the Extra Mile, Saving a Patient’s Life
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is full of amazing people that come to work every day to serve our community. There are countless stories of medical staff and employees going above and beyond the call...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Vanmaly Sangasy, Oncology Department Registered Nurse, Employee of the Month for August
Vanmaly Sangasy, registered nurse in the oncology department at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), has been named employee of the month for August by DKH. Sangasy first began working at DKH in August...
Grateful Patient, Steven St. John, Praises Day Kimball Emergency Department for Outstanding, Prompt Care
When Steven St. John was rushed to the Townsend Emergency Medical Center at Day Kimball Hospital by his wife, Pam, he never expected to receive the kind of care that was provided. He was ready to sit...
Day Kimball Healthcare Honors Most Tenured Surgeon Dr. Ronald Franzino
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) held a dedication ceremony at the Hospital on Tuesday, August 27 to honor longtime general and laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Ronald Franzino. The Hospital’s...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Wilbert Harris, Housekeeper, Employee of the Month for July
Wilbert Harris, housekeeper for Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), has been named employee of the month for July by DKH. Harris began working at DKH in July 2015 after retiring from his own commercial...
Longest Serving Employee Spotlight | Linda Phaiah
{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. ...
Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut Helps Patient Fulfill Bucket List
Hospice and Palliative Care, a service division of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) at Home has a mission to enhance the lives of its patients through an individualized care plan that meets their...
Grateful Patient, Linda Colangelo, Commends Day Kimball Healthcare for Outstanding Service
When Linda Colangelo, Education and Communications Coordinator for the Northeast District Department of Health, was instructed by her physician, Dr. Gerald Sullivan, to stop by a Day Kimball...
Longest Serving Employee Spotlight | Roberta Sharpe
{DKH Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight} Roberta Sharpe 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...
Day Kimball Healthcare Volunteer Wins Gold at Special Olympics
Joanne Sorel, 63, has been a long-time volunteer at Day Kimball Healthcare. You may have seen her smiling face in the hallways, or she might have helped you find your way through the Hospital during...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Darlene Sheldon,  Lead Unit Receptionist and Patient Care Technician, Employee of the Month for June
Darlene Sheldon, lead unit receptionist and patient care technician (UR/PCT) for Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for June by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Sheldon, ...
Day Kimball Healthcare Receives Donation from EASTCONN Students
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) received a donation of 25 board games and 10 puzzles from the students of the EASTCONN Regional Transition Services Program on Tuesday, June 4. The students took it...
Longest Serving Employee Spotlight | Susan Strand
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. Here’s a chance to get a more personal look at...
Longest-Serving Employees Spotlight | Denise Oles, 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. ...
DKH Nominates Dr. Ronald Franzino for CHA's Healthcare Hero Award
At Day Kimball Healthcare, we celebrate "DKH Champions of the Human Spirit" - the people (staff, patients and community members) who are inspirational examples of dedication to health, wellness and...
Nurses Week at DKH | Honoring Our 2019 Nightingale Nurses
Congratulations and Thank You: Day Kimball Healthcare's 2019 Nightingale Nurses Every patient we care for deserves the very best we have to give - every day. The nurses featured here are selected...
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...
 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’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...
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...
April is Occupational Therapy month and we're celebrating all of our occupational therapists, who help people to feel better and live fuller, more independent lives. Perhaps you've been a patient of...
Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Year: Kim Durand, HomeCare Clinical Manager
Kim Durand, clinical manager at Day Kimball Healthcare at Home, has been named employee of the year for 2017 at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Durand’s selection was announced at a staff event...
Hundreds of Personal Care Items Collected for Those in Need Through Day Kimball's Warmth & Wellness Holiday Drive
Day Kimball Healthcare Director of Development Kristen Willis delivers a wide array of personal care and warmth items to TEEG Community Outreach Coordinator Jason Bleau at the TEEG office in...
DKH Providers Go Above and Beyond in Snowstorm, Help Hospice Patient Visit Family
Healthcare is not only about ensuring health, but providing care for the whole person. That ideal was on display during today’s severe winter storm at Day Kimball Hospital as well as in homes across...
Day Kimball Safety & Security Officer Ed Bates Proves Patient Care Isn't Just Clinical
At Day Kimball Healthcare, we celebrate "DKH Champions of the Human Spirit" - those people (staff, patients or community members) who are inspirational examples of dedication to health, wellness and...
Chain of Giving Leads to Poignant New Ritual for Cancer Patients at Day Kimball Hospital
Care providers at the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital gather around the Center’s new ceremonial bell, which is rung by patients to mark their final treatment and celebrate...
More than 150 Celebrate at Day Kimball Healthcare's Cancer Survivors Day
Indy, a therapy dog, makes a special guest appearance at Day Kimball Hospital's annual Cancer Survivors Day, held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Grill 37 in Pomfret, CT. Scroll down for more...
13 Questions with Megan Belanger, RN, BA, Nurse Navigator, Hematology and Oncology
Meet Megan Belanger, RN, BA and Nurse Navigator at DKH’s Rose Bose LaRose Cancer Center! As a nurse navigator, she spends her days helping our cancer patients and their families and caregivers...
Rebecca Rainville, Medical Assistant and CNA, Named DKH Employee of the Month
Rebecca Rainville, medical assistant and certified nurse assistant has been named employee of the month for July at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Rainville began her career with DKH in 2009...
Laura Kroll, Registered Nurse, Named DKH Employee of the Month
Laura Kroll, RN, BSN has been named employee of the month for June at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). She is the HomeCare community liaison nurse for Day Kimball Healthcare at Home which is part of the...
13 Questions with Carolina Starr-Manning, RN, MSN, OCN, CHPN, Director, Hematology and Oncology
For Carolina Starr-Manning, RN, MSN, OCN, CHPN, Director, Hematology and Oncology at DKH, having a sense of humor has helped a lot in her nursing career, especially in oncology. And that makes a lot...
Phillip Axtell, Registered Nurse, Named DKH Employee of the Month
Registered Nurse Phillip Axtell of Thompson, CT has been named employee of the month for May by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Axtell has been working at DKH for some six years and began as a...
Moe Coderre of Putnam: My Life is Changed, Thanks to This One Decision
Dr. Kevin Reagan of The Center for Bone and Joint Care and Moe Coderre of Putnam, CT. Maurice “Moe” Coderre of Putnam, CT is feeling lucky and has a new spring in his step. He hasn’t won the...
Lilybeth Ly, Physical Therapist, Named DKH Employee of the Month
Lilybeth Ly, physical therapist for Day Kimball Healthcare, has been named Employee of the Month for April by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Ly began her career at DKH in 2006 and has been a...
Hayden's Hike for Hope
On Thursday, May 11, twenty-one year old Hayden Breault of Webster, MA will set out on a three month hike across the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans 2,658 miles, beginning at the U.S.-Mexican border...
Deborah Seney, Housekeeper, Named DKH Employee of the Month
Deborah Seney, housekeeper for Day Kimball Healthcare, has been named Employee of the Month for March by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Seney, who has been working at DKH since 2003 in her role...
Cassandra LeBlanc, Lead Patient Services Representative, Named DKH Employee of the Month
Cassandra LeBlanc, lead patient services representative (PSR) for Day Kimball Healthcare’s Plainfield office, has been named Employee of the Month for February by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). ...
Sylvia Miller, 86, Works Out Three Times a Week – And it May Have Recently Saved Her Life
Brenda-Rich Pike, exercise physiologist (left) and Carol Artiaco, RN (right) with Sylvia Miller of Brooklyn, CT at Day Kimball Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation medically-supervised exercise...
13 Questions with Kim Durand, RN, Clinical Manager, Day Kimball HomeCare
When you live in northeast Connecticut, you quickly come to learn that it is made up of small, rural towns where it’s safe to make the assumption that everyone knows everyone. And when you work at...
13 Questions with Donna Hendrickson, Administrative Assistant, Day Kimball Home Care
Some of the best, most important lessons learned are taught by our parents who help to set an example and make an impact from the very beginning. For Donna Hendrickson, Administrative Assistant for...
Day Kimball Healthcare Friends of Hospice Committee Recognizes Putnam Walmart Pharmacy Staff
The Friends of Hospice Committee at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has chosen the Putnam Walmart Pharmacy staff to receive the 2016 Friends of Hospice Award. The award has been given annually to a...
Cliff’s Closet:  In Memory of DKH Volunteer, Cliff Buttermark
Staff at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) were deeply saddened by the passing of longtime volunteer and dear friend, Cliff Buttermark, 98, on September 26. Cliff was a valued member of the DKH volunteer...
13 Questions with Renee Smith, RN, MSN, Executive Director of In-Home Care
There are lots of great reasons to follow in your parent’s footsteps. Having someone who can tell you firsthand the ins and outs of a job, and what it takes to get your foot in the door, or how to...
Thompson Middle School Students’ Donation to Fund Meaningful Tradition  for Patients Completing Chemotherapy at Day Kimball Hospital
The Oncology Department at Day Kimball Hospital received an unexpected cash donation of $108 on Friday, October 7, presented to the staff in person by the president and vice president of the Thompson...
13 Questions with Ashley Lachapelle-Messier, APRN, FNP-BC
When you grow up in Woodstock, CT and decide to pursue a career practicing medicine with Day Kimball Healthcare’s Medical Group, chances are you’ll end up seeing plenty of people you know around town...
What Matters Most in a Medical Emergency? This Couple's Experience Sums it Up.
Recently, 73 year-old Norman Baker of Ashford, CT, experienced a medical emergency that could have easily taken his life. Today, he and his wife, Rose, are at their doctor’s office for Norman’s...
Stephanie Walters, Certified Medical Assistant Named Employee of the Month
Stephanie Walters, certified medical assistant at Day Kimball Medical Group’s Internal Medicine office in Dayville, has been named employee of the month by Day Kimball Hospital (DKH).   Walters...
Bouncing Back from a Heart Attack: How One Man’s Coworkers Changed His Life
When Bob Kovaleski joined the staff at Day Kimball Healthcare more than two years ago he had just made a career change and was looking for a new lease on life. He didn’t know then the extent to which...
Dr. Marc Cerrone Voted Best Pediatrician in Norwich Magazine’s  Best of Northeastern Connecticut Contest
Dr. Marc Cerrone, Director of Pediatrics for Day Kimball Medical Group’s Pediatric Centers and Medical Director of Day Kimball Hospital’s Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, has been voted Best...
Day Kimball Healthcare Junior Volunteers Raise $1,277 to Benefit Patient Care and Comfort
Participants of Day Kimball Healthcare’s Junior Volunteer program have raised $1,277 to support patient care and comfort through an organization-wide gift basket raffle. Volunteers sold raffle...
13 Questions with Kelly Marcroft, RN, MSN, CEN, Director of Emergency Services
To Kelly Marcroft, RN, MSN, CEN, Director of Emergency Services here at DKH, working in health care is a lot like the restaurant biz. Her experience waitressing at Max Downtown in Hartford while in...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Dayville Resident Shelly Newton, Lead Service Specialist, Employee of the Month
Shelly Newton, lead service specialist in the Diagnostic Imaging department, has been named employee of the month for July by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).   Newton oversees the day to day...
At Just 14, Bryan Letson is Going to "Give it a Tri" at a Triathlon
Monique Letson of Hampton, a patient access representative at Day Kimball Healthcare for the last four years, is very proud of her son. And as well she should be - at just 14, he's training hard to...
Video: CT Special Olympian Learns Her Lifelong Dream About to Come True at Fenway Park
Ashley Lebeau is a talented and inspiring young lady. She has William’s Syndrome, but she has never let that stop her from achieving her dreams. She is a Special Olympian, a high school graduate and...
Day Kimball Healthcare Names Deborah Lucier,  37-Year Patient Account Representative, Employee of the Month
Deborah Lucier, a patient account representative for Day Kimball Healthcare, has been named employee of the month by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Lucier began working for Day Kimball Hospital in...
Celebrating Our Nurses | Meet Some Champions of the Human Spirit
To all our DKH nurses - thank you for all you do. All of our nurses are Champions of the Human Spirit! In honor of National Nurses Week we're featuring just a few of these everyday heroes. Perhaps...
13 Questions with Janet Johnson, Coordinator of DKH Pastoral Care & Volunteer Services
You can regularly see Coordinator for Pastoral Care & Volunteer Services Janet Johnson zipping around Day Kimball Hospital making sure volunteer hospital escort services are running smoothly, the...
Kathleen Mackenzie Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Year
Behavioral Health Clinical Nurse Manager is “Like the Keel of a Ship through Stormy Waters” Day Kimball Healthcare Chairman of the Board Joseph Adiletta presents the 2015 employee of the year...
Barbara Reese, Pediatrics Triage and Charge Nurse, Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month
Barbara Reese, a registered nurse at the Day Kimball Medical Group Pediatrics practice in Plainfield, has been named Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) employee of the month for December.  Reese, whose...
Frito Lay Employees Donate $1,800 to  Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH
Employees at the Frito Lay distribution and manufacturing plant in Dayville presented Gene Michael Deary, one of the founding members of the DKH Deary Memorial Cancer Fund, with a check for an $1,800...
One Year Later, DKH Family Advocacy Center's New Location Providing Continued Benefits for Local Families
It has now been one year since the DKH Family Advocacy Programs - WIC, Nurturing Families, Healthy Start and Wendy’s Place - were able to come together in one space to more effectively serve the...
A Willed Gift Leaves a Legacy for a Local Couple: The Gift of Marie Lillibridge
Marie Lillibridge of Woodstock was married to her husband Robert for 22 years. She worked for Smith Mechanical of Webster as a bookkeeper and was a long-time employee of Rawley Plumbing in...
A Legacy of Care: The Gifts of Dr. Seldom Overlock
Dr. Seldom Burdon Overlock was a tall, imposing man. He also had a big heart. The gift he left to Day Kimball upon his death in 1934 is an important legacy, enhancing services provided at our...
Daughters of Penelope Donate Clothing, Blankets  to Day Kimball Hospital Birthing Center
The Daughters of Penelope Asteria Chapter of Danielson recently made a generous donation of baby clothes, blankets, booties, and bibs to the Birthing Center at Day Kimball Hospital, all purchased by...
Diane Morgan Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month
Patient Access Representative Has a Knack for Putting People at Ease Often when walking into a hospital people feel rushed, lost, worried, or any number of other feelings. But when greeted by...
With Three Decades of Service to Patients, Nancy Cole Named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month
Nancy Cole of Brooklyn has been named Employee of the Month at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) for September, 2015. A patient service representative, Cole has served patients at the same primary care...
Getting Back to Being Me - Stephen's Story
Stephen Lewis spent the majority of the winter of 2015 shoveling his driveway. Like many in the Putnam, CT area, he shoveled for hours in the frigid weather after repeated snowstorms. At first the...
Tammy Ruiz, DKH Employee of the Month, Offers Small Gestures That Make a Big Difference
Often, it’s the little things that matter most – a smile, a helping hand, a warm and caring manner. Tammy Ruiz has been offering these qualities to patients and coworkers alike at Day Kimball...
 Dr. Erica Kesselman Receives Healthcare Heroes Award  from Connecticut Hospital Association
Award Recognizes Exceptional Contributions to Healthcare and Community Dr. Erica Kesselman, gynecologist with Day Kimball Medical Group, was one of just ten healthcare professionals across...
Kathleen Mackenzie, Behavioral Health Clinical Nurse Manager, is “Like the Keel of a Ship through Stormy Waters”
Mackenzie Named Day Kimball Healthcare's Employee of the Month for June, 2015 Some things about behavioral health care are universally true, no matter the time or place: it’s critical to the...
United Natural Foods Incorporated's Helping Hands Committee Donates $25,000 to Deary Memorial Cancer Fund
The Helping Hands Committee at United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) in Dayville has made a $25,000 donation to the Day Kimball Healthcare Deary Memorial Cancer Fund. The gift represents proceeds of the...
“13 Questions” with Aaron Woodman, PT
Top to bottom: Aaron Woodman at Husson University; demonstrating the fish is really this big; showing off his guitar skills to niece Kaelynn; and dressing up for date night with Tabitha Bogue. ...
Carol Barbour is “ready, willing and able” even in difficult situations
Commercial insurance biller named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month The people in a hospital’s billing department are not always the most popular, but what most may not know is that...
KIS Students Raise $1,500 for Deary Memorial Cancer Fund
Members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Killingly Intermediate School presented a $1,500 donation for the Day Kimball Healthcare Deary Memorial Cancer Fund to Gene Michael Deary during...
This Mother’s Day Janice Jastrzebski Marks Two Years of “Kicking Cancer’s Ass” with Striking Mastectomy Photos
Today Janice Jastrzebski is celebrating an important milestone. On this day two years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Seven days later she had a modified radical mastectomy. To mark...
Steven Krzywda of Danielson: How an Army of One Cured My Debilitating Back Pain
Steven Krzywda is a lifetime resident of Northeast Connecticut with an obvious love for the Quiet Corner. He was born at Day Kimball Hospital, grew up in Danielson, and is now an English professor at...
10 DKH Nurses Honored with 2015 Nightingale Award
Congratulations to Our 2015 Nightingale Honorees Every patient we care for deserves the very best we have to give - every day. The nurses featured here are selected as Nightingale Honorees because...
Joanne Wippert, a 33-year veteran of the health care industry still “calms patients”
Patient Services Representative named Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Month Calming. Professional. Organized. Scrupulous attention to detail. Constant smile. Refreshing. Respectful. ...
Behind the Lab Coat: 13 Questions with Lab "Superheroes"
It's National Laboratory Professionals Week, a time when the Day Kimball Healthcare family recognizes and thanks our many laboratory staff for the invaluable role they play in caring for our...
One Family, One Year, One Incredible Chain of Events
2013 is a year that David and Christine Chenail of Brooklyn, CT will never forget.  Theirs is a story that makes people gape and say, “What are the odds?!” But it wasn’t a question they themselves...
Kristen Traficante, RN brings birthing center experience to the physician’s office
OB/GYN Nurse Named Day Kimball Healthcare’s Employee of the Month Day Kimball Healthcare is currently looking for qualified RNs like Kristen to join our team in a variety of settings across our...
Putnam Resident, New Mom Mallory Murray: When Things Are Uncertain, Generations of Care and Community Mean a Lot
Mallory Murray has lived in Northeast Connecticut all her life, born and raised in Putnam. And like so many who call this little "quiet corner" of the world home, Murray says the generational ties...
 Mary Perry is applauded as “crazy good,” dedicated and prepared
Facilities Administrative Assistant / Grant Writer Named  Day Kimball Healthcare’s Employee of the Month PUTNAM, CONN. – When someone’s primary responsibility is to be sure a health care...
Quiet, Unassuming Good Guy Kyle Cimochowski Honored for His “Phenomenal” Skills in Behavioral Health
Mental Health Worker named Day Kimball Healthcare’s Employee of the Month   PUTNAM, CONN. – When people are at their most vulnerable, creating a calm, safe environment becomes an important part...
From Social Work to the Super Bowl: This Day Kimball Healthcare Psychotherapist is About to Smash the Cheerleader Stereotype
It’s a Wednesday afternoon and Brittany Bonchuk, a psychotherapist at Day Kimball Healthcare’s child/adolescent behavioral health outpatient program, is busy at work preparing for her afternoon...
Taking Care: After a Lifetime Caring for Others, Frank Babcock Lets HomeCare Return the Favor
Frank Babcock of Danielson, CT has taken care of many people throughout his life. He and his wife Rita cared for eight foster children, raising four of them as their own. And near the end of their 56...
Barbara Chubbuck: 2014 Day Kimball Healthcare Employee of the Year and So Much More
Honoring the Woman Who Brings Laughter Everywhere She Goes PUTNAM, CONN. – Today, the employees of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) honored their colleague Barbara Chubbuck for being named 2014...
Making Merry for a Cause
On December 3, the DKH Customer Service Council hosted its third annual Food Drive and Holiday Social. Day Kimball Healthcare employees from across the organization turned out with generous donations...
A Letter to Cancer, at the End of my Battle
Janice Jastrzebski battled breast cancer at Day Kimball Hospital for a year-and-a-half. And she won! Over the course of her 17 months of treatment, Janice had chemotherapy every Wednesday. And every...
Twins, a Tumor, and Time: How I Coped with Cancer When I Was the Caretaker
Right now, somewhere nearby, there is a woman sitting at her kitchen table, wondering how she can possibly deal with her diagnosis of cancer. Perhaps she is a mother, a sister, wife or daughter, ...
At 50, I got a Harley. At 60, I kicked cancer's ass. I can't wait to see what I do at 70.
Janice Jastrzebski (center) in the photo booth at DKH's 2014 Cancer Survivorship Day, with her oncology nurse Sharon (top right), other members of her cancer care team, and family. ...
Dr. Marc Cerrone receiving the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the President of the Putnam Lions Club, Barbara Chubbuck. Day Kimball Healthcare Pediatrician Led Two Medical...

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