Save Day Kimball Healthcare

Keep the Community's Resources under Community Control

“Let’s focus on truth to move our full-service community hospital forward…together.”

Facts in Response to the DKHFacts site

Day Kimball's Assertion

SaveDKH.org Response

Day Kimball Healthcare will remain the same, only better. Fact.

According to the application for a Certificate of Need and DKH-Covenant supplemental materials procedures and services provided primarily for sterilization or contraception, or services inconsistent with the Catholic ERDs will no longer be available. Covenant states that it will continue to provide women's and children's services “consistent with the delivery of these services by Covenant's other hospitals”. St. Mary Lewiston, closed maternity and women’s health services, July 22; St Joseph, Nashua, ObGyn, but no contraception or infertility treatment; St Joseph, Bangor, no ObGyn, women’s health screening only

People are saying Day Kimball will no longer have local representation. Fiction

Accepted that there will be representation but not power to affect the DKH system. Local board members will be chosen by Covenant but will act in an advisory capacity to the Covenant Health board. “All such decisions be recommended to the Covenant Board for final consideration and approval.” (First, 12) “DKH will continue to operate as a not-for-profit organization with strong, local representation and input on local issues.” - DKHFacts

As part of the larger organization, Day Kimball Healthcare employees will have access to benefits that will be comparable to what is offered today. Fact.

“Covenant employees enroll in healthcare benefits at the time of employment, or during annual enrollment (usually in October of each year), and that those individuals wishing to obtain access to birth control do so through a secondary plan that is administered directly through Aetna and independent of Covenant’s group health plan. There is NO ADDITIONAL COST to employees for the independent plan…”

“Covenant employees enroll in healthcare benefits at the time of employment, or during annual enrollment (usually in October of each year), and that those individuals wishing to obtain access to birth control do so through a secondary plan that is administered directly through Aetna and independent of Covenant’s group health plan. There is NO ADDITIONAL COST to employees for the independent plan…” Covenant is required by the Affordable Care Act to offer birth control insurance. But there is a series of concerns with this workaround:

Catholic health care takes a “whole person” approach to care for the physical, mental and spiritual needs of patients. Fact

I heard that Day Kimball is going to only care for Catholics. Fiction.

Day Kimball will stop doing abortions. Fiction.

Day Kimball Healthcare has never performed a voluntary interruption of pregnancy in its 128 years of operation

Day Kimball will no longer assist with the gender transition process for patients who identify as transgender. Fiction.

“Day Kimball is a community hospital, and community hospitals are not equipped to provide the multi-faceted care to patients who are in the process of gender transition.”