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Woman's Board of Day Kimball Hospital Reaches $100,000 Towards da Vinci Surgical Robotic System Pledge

Woman's Board of Day Kimball Hospital Reaches $100,000 Towards da Vinci Surgical Robotic System Pledge


The Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital (WBDKH) has now reached the $100,000 mark of its $250,000 pledge to support Day Kimball Hospital’s da Vinci surgical robotic system. At its March quarterly meeting and luncheon, Woman’s Board President Valentine Iamartino presented a check to Day Kimball Health (DKH) CEO, Kyle Kramer for $30,000 toward the pledge. 

The commitment, which originated in April 2022, is supported by fundraising efforts through the gift shop at Day Kimball Hospital and various WBDKH events including their recent Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance. 

“The Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital has demonstrated unwavering dedication to elevating healthcare in Northeast Connecticut,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Health. “With a legacy spanning 130 years, their invaluable support enables DKH to provide cutting-edge technology and exceptional care, positively impacting countless families in our community. This fundraiser is an example of that commitment and I applaud everyone involved for their support.” 

Since its inaugural case in August 2022, the da Vinci surgical system at DKH has facilitated 328 cases, with 70 completed since January 1 of this year. DKH Surgeon Carlos Morales noted that the system has played a significant role in expanding our services bringing much-needed additional treatment options in the areas of colorectal, gynecologic, and general surgery.

“We are immensely proud to reach this significant milestone, and we extend our deepest gratitude to all Women’s Board members, their families, friends, and partners within the greater Northeast Connecticut community,” said Iamartino. “By supporting initiatives set forth by the Woman’s Board, we can collectively serve the health and wellness needs of our community at Day Kimball Hospital.”

Through the efforts of the Woman's Board, along with the community's support, the mission of the Woman’s Board is to raise funds to enhance the quality and services of Day Kimball Hospital. Since its inception in 1894, the Women’s Board 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 left) presents a check for $30,000 to DKH CEO Kyle Kramer (center right) as Woman’s Board members look on.

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