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Valentine's Day Marks 149 Years Since Birth of Moses Day Kimball

This Valentine’s Day, the Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital, and all of the DKH family would like to wish Moses Day Kimball, the person for whom Day Kimball Hospital was named, a very happy birthday!

February 14 this year will mark 149 years since his birth. Just after his death in March 1893, his mother, Susan Tillinghast Morton Kimball, donated $5,000 toward the construction of the new hospital infirmary building, with the condition that the institution be named in the memory of her recently deceased son, Moses Day, who died of pneumonia at the age of 25 while working as a U.S. Supreme Court law clerk in Washington D.C. Other Kimball family members pledged additional donations and Day Kimball Hospital opened its doors soon thereafter, in September 1894.

Mrs. Kimball also requested that her son’s life be celebrated each year around his birthday. The Woman’s Board has been honoring that request every year.

The Day Kimball Hospital Woman’s Board has promoted the advancement and welfare of the Hospital for over 120 years, donating more than $1.5 million to Day Kimball Hospital by being active community ambassadors and raising funds to meet hospital needs. They are currently committed to a pledge of $71,000 which will be directed toward the purchase of new anesthesiology and urinalysis equipment.


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