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Woman's Board of Day Kimball Hospital Contributes $25,000 Towards $250,000 Pledge

Woman's Board of Day Kimball Hospital Contributes $25,000 Towards $250,000 Pledge


Funds Support Day Kimball Hospital’s da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

The Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital is working to fulfill a $250,000 pledge to support Day Kimball Hospital’s recently acquired da Vinci surgical robotic system. At its December quarterly meeting and luncheon, Woman’s Board President Valentine Iamartino presented a check for $25,000 toward the pledge which originated in April 2022. 

To date, the Women’s Board has applied more than $71,000 toward its pledge. Funds for this commitment are raised through the gift shop at Day Kimball Hospital and various fundraisers sponsored by the Woman’s Board.

“The Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital has been a longstanding partner in the advancement of care at DKH,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Health. “From their past contributions to our Maternal Child Health department to their current efforts toward the advancement of our surgical offerings they have consistently demonstrated a commitment to the engagement and support of our organization.” 

The da Vinci surgical system enhances surgical capabilities and enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries including both laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgical procedures across multiple surgical services. This technology enables Day Kimball Hospital to bring much-needed additional treatment options in the areas of urology, colorectal surgery, gynecologic surgery, and general surgery.

“The Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital proudly contributes to the advancement in healthcare for Northeast Connecticut, Iamartino said. “Our ongoing commitment reflects our dedication, and helps ensure that our community hospital remains at the forefront of technology, and allows patients to have access to the very best care right here in our own community.”

Through the efforts of the 170 members of the Woman's Board, along with the community's support of its events, it is the mission of the Woman’s Board to raise funds to enhance the quality and services of Day Kimball Hospital. Established when Day Kimball Hospital opened in 1894, the Woman’s Board has served the hospital and community in multiple ways for well over a century, and has raised nearly $2 million to support important and necessary medical equipment needs at the hospital, including the hospital’s first ambulance in the early 1900s.  

For more information about the Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital, visit To learn more about the da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot at Day Kimball Hospital, visit   

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