Day Kimball's Kathleen Mackenzie was named employee of the year. She is congratulated by board chair Joseph Adiletta. Courtesy photo.
DKH Employee
of the Year
PUTNAM — Kathleen Mackenzie has been named employee of the year for 2015 at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). She is a clinical nurse manager of the Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit at Day Kimball Hospital, which is part of the DKH integrated medical system. 
Mackenzie, who has been with DKH since 2005, is responsible for the management of patient care in the Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit, leading and supporting staff to ensure effective and compassionate care. She also works closely with the Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic and behavioral health crisis workers in the Emergency Department to facilitate prompt and coordinated care for those patients who require admission to the inpatient unit. In addition, she serves as a behavioral health liaison to the rest of the hospital, building relationships and processes to enhance patient care.
Mackenzie holds a master’s degree from Eastern CT State University and UConn  and also attended Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, where she earned her RN.  She is currently working on her APRN. She has deep ties and a strong commitment to the northeastern Connecticut community and lives in Putnam, with her husband Chas and their three children.
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