May 12, 2017

Yale New Haven Health, Day Kimball systems align

Putnam's Day Kimball Healthcare and Yale New Haven Health have forged a new clinical partnership, the health systems announced Friday.

Day Kimball is one of the few remaining independent hospitals in the state, and the new arrangement won't change that. The deal is not a merger, both parties noted.

Yale has already added a cardiology office at Day Kimball, which has also participated in Yale's purchasing network for the past year -- saving the smaller hospital more than $300,000.

The designation of Day Kimball as a Yale "community partner" means the two will work together to identify additional opportunities for collaboration.

That could include expanding access to speciality care and other providers in the relatively rural Putnam area through the services of Yale's Northeast Medical Group.

The two parties are also working to establish an electronic intensive care unit at Day KImball, which would allow for Yale providers to remotely monitor Day Kimball patients and consult with providers there about treatments.

"Ultimately, the integration of this service would mean that patients who are more seriously ill can continue receiving the highest quality care close to home at Day Kimball Hospital instead of having to be transferred to a larger and more distant tertiary care center," the two said in a joint press release.

Day Kimball is the Yale system's second community partner, following a deal with Bristol Hospital in 2013.

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