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Woman's Board of Day Kimball Hospital Raises $30,000 Towards $250,000 Pledge

Woman's Board of Day Kimball Hospital Raises $30,000 Towards $250,000 Pledge


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

The Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital (WBDKH) is working to fulfill a $250,000 pledge to support Day Kimball Hospital’s recently acquired da Vinci surgical robotic system. At their recent quarterly meeting and luncheon, Woman’s Board President Valentine Iamartino presented a check for $30,000 toward the 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 da Vinci surgical system will enhance surgical capabilities and enable surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries including both laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgical procedures across multiple surgical services. This technology allows Day Kimball Hospital to bring much-needed additional treatment options in the areas of urology, colorectal surgery, gynecologic surgery, and general surgery.

“On behalf of the entire Woman's Board, I am so pleased to have the opportunity to support Day Kimball’s purchase of the da Vinci surgical system,” Iamartino said. “The Woman's Board is excited to be engaged in assisting the hospital with procuring this state-of-the-art equipment through our latest pledge, and I am very proud of everyone for their efforts to date towards our commitment of raising $250,000. This is the latest and greatest equipment available for minimally-invasive surgery, and its capabilities provide surgeons with precise, time-saving technology, literally at their fingertips. We are proud to be involved with this important initiative for our community hospital, especially knowing that anyone in our region requiring surgery can benefit from this technology, so close to home.”

“We are extremely grateful for our 128-year partnership with the Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital, and for their ongoing and continuous support of our efforts to enhance the quality and services we provide to the community,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare. “The Woman’s Board’s generous commitment toward the procurement of this cutting-edge technology, and their contributions so far have already significantly aided DKH’s expansion to our surgical offerings for those in Northeast Connecticut.”  

Through the efforts of the 170 members of the Woman's Board, along with the community's support of their 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       

PHOTO CAPTION: Woman’s Board of DKH President Valentine Iamartino (center right) presents a check for $30,000 to Kristen Willis, Director of Development, Day Kimball Healthcare (center left) as Woman’s Board members look on. The donation will go towards their most recent pledge of $250,000 to support the purchase of Day Kimball Hospital’s da Vinci surgical system. 

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