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Women's health news, events, tips and resources, from the experts at Day Kimball Healthcare.
Day Kimball Healthcare Awarded $4,000 Grant by Pink Aid for Breast Cancer Patients
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) was recently awarded a $4,000 grant from Pink Aid, a charitable organization that helps to fund breast cancer support services for women in need, for the period of March...
Day Kimball Hospital Maternal Child Health Unit Expands Visitation Restrictions
As we continue our attempts to contain the spread of COVID-19 (“the Coronavirus”), we will be making further changes to our Maternal Child Health (MCH) Unit visitation policy as we deem...
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Day Kimball Healthcare Responds to Coronavirus The spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted concern about the risk of transmission in our community. DKH continues to monitor the...
Day Kimball Healthcare Welcomes New Pediatricians
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two new physicians, Amr Elmeki, MD, FAAP and Mafalda Tudela Martins, MD, to its pediatric medical staff. “We are...
Grateful Patient, Sheila Frost, Praises Day Kimball Healthcare’s Women’s Health Services for Excellent Care
Sheila Frost, local business owner, had a great experience at Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) in 2000 and 2002, bringing home two baby girls and an excellent opinion of the Hospital. “The medical staff...
Day Kimball Healthcare Expands Specialty Care with New Urologist Stephen Schiff, MD
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has welcomed Stephen F. Schiff, MD, FACS, who joined the Day Kimball Medical Group medical staff as a new urologist earlier this year. Since Dr. Schiff’s arrival to...
Day Kimball Healthcare to Receive Anesthesia Services from North American Partners in Anesthesia
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) will begin to receive anesthesia services at the Hospital in September 2019 from North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), one of the leading single-specialty...
13 Questions with Nicole Richardson, Lead Mammography Technologist, Diagnostic Imaging
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Diagnostic Imaging department is where you will find Nicole Richardson doing what she does best, providing compassionate care to her patients. For many women, an...
Summer Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Activities
Summer is a time to enjoy warm weather, outdoor activities, and family fun. Synonymous with summer is swimming, biking, fireworks spectacles, sunshine, and more visits to the local emergency...
Day Kimball Healthcare Expands Access to Women’s Health Services in Northeast Connecticut
Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is now offering an integrated women’s health services program for improving access to cancer screenings and combating heart disease – the Connecticut Early Detection and...
Mother's Day Moments with DKH Moms
We can look back on a history that has had a profound impact on maternity care in Northeast Connecticut. Many doctors, nurses and hospital staff have come through the doors; many children have been...
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 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 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...
Breastfeeding is Natural But May Not Always Come Naturally
Our bodies were made to feed our babies and while breastfeeding is natural it may not always come naturally. Here are a few tips to get your breastfeeding journey off to a good start and to maintain...
Help for Women’s Pelvic Floor Disorders
In women, the pelvic floor consists of muscles, bones, ligaments, connective tissues, and nerves that attach to the pelvic bone and sacrum. Like a “sling” or “hammock” the pelvic floor support the...
Day Kimball Healthcare Announces New Physical Therapy Service for Women's Health
Day Kimball Healthcare’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation division is now offering a specialized physical therapy service tailored especially to women’s health, focused on alleviating the...
What Women Need to Know About Painful Periods
If you’re a woman who experiences significant pain during menstruation, particularly if that pain has worsened over time, it’s important to know that it may be a sign of a condition called...
Day Kimball Hospital Birthing Center Among Top 10% in CT, Nation for Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care
Pictured: Matthew and Alycia Godzik of Putnam, CT with newborn son Theodore and DKH nurses Kathleen Dizazzo and Jennie Beaudry, November, 2016.  Day Kimball Hospital has scored among the top ten...
At Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Plainfield, There Are Pink Pumpkins for a Purpose this October
October is most often associated with the bounties of autumn harvests and the spooky thrills of Halloween. In recent years, it has also become very well known as breast cancer awareness month. The...
World Breastfeeding Month & WIC Breastfeeding Welcome Here initiative
August is world breastfeeding month and Day Kimball Hospital is proud to hold the Baby Friendly Hospital designation.  DKH is one of only six Connecticut Hospitals recognized as a birthing facility...
Day Kimball Hospital Designated  Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care
In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that Day Kimball Hospital, a part of the Day...
Day Kimball Hospital Receives International “Baby-Friendly” Designation  from Baby-Friendly USA
Deborah Levesque, RN, BSN, IBCLC and clinical coordinator for Day Kimball Medical Group OB/GYN services (left) and Rachel Katsoulis, RNC-MNN and operations coordinator for Day Kimball Hospital’s...
Day Kimball Healthcare Invites Women to Have Fun, Get Screened at "Stop and Pink" Breast Health Event, October 24
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) is inviting area women to “Stop and Pink” about their own breast health during a Breast Health Event at the Day Kimball...
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: How Our Hospital Supports Breastfeeding Moms and Babies
Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural thing, but it comes as a surprise to many women that it's not always easy at first. That's why at Day Kimball Hospital, we uphold the World Health...
 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...
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...
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...
13 Questions with Erica Kesselman, MD
Who wouldn’t want a physician that is an actor, exercise instructor, triathlete, and radio talk show host? Talk about someone who will motivate you to get out there and enjoy life. If you’re looking...
Day Kimball Healthcare’s Breast Health Program Resulting in Faster, More Comprehensive Quality Care for Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer we observe in Northeast Connecticut. To better serve this population, Day Kimball Healthcare instituted a Breast Health Program in 2011, which...
Women's Health: What to Expect at Every Age
Prefer to listen? This post is also available as a Medical Minute podcast >   What is the right age to start going to the gynecologist? How often do I need a pap smear? Do I really need a...
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. ...

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