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PUTNAM — April Chitwood, physical therapist and clinical supervisor in the physical medicine and rehabilitation department at the Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Putnam, has been named employee of the month for November by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
Chitwood, who has been the physical medicine field for 28 years, began working as a physical therapist at both the Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Danielson and Day Kimball HomeCare in 2008. In her current role as clinical supervisor for the physical medicine and rehabilitation department, Chitwood is responsible for supporting and mentoring clinical and clerical staff, in addition to providing direct patient care.
Chitwood earned a bachelor’s degree in allied health with a major in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. She went on to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and holds a certification in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation. In 2016, she was named Clinical Instructor of the Year by the University of Hartford. She was born in E. Hartford and grew up in Manchester. She lives in Killingly with her two children.
Day Kimball Healthcare’s employee of the month program is sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket. “The Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino has been focused on taking care of the people that serve within our community, and we appreciate everything Day Kimball Healthcare does,” said Foxwood’s Director of Sponsorships and Partnerships Roy Colebut-Ingram.
“Supporting meaningful employee recognition programs like that at DKH is just one way that we feel we can express our appreciation.”