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Hartford Business Journal Names Health Care Heros

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Dec. 1, 2016 - The Public Relations Department is proud to announce that David Rosenblum, MD and Heather Hancort, RN, BSN, CRRN will be honored as recipients of Hartford Business Journal’s Healt... read more


Dec. 1, 2016 - The Public Relations Department is proud to announce that David Rosenblum, MD and Heather Hancort, RN, BSN, CRRN will be honored as recipients of Hartford Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes awards on December 1 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The Health Care Heroes Awards identifies outstanding leaders in the health care industry who are the epitome of a "hero”. Dr. Rosenblum and Heather were nominated for their patient-centered work with rehabilitation patients. Their nominations for the award are in the links below. Dr. Rosenblum Nomination Heather Hancort Nomination


2nd Quarter 2017 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

The Second Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award are:      Dan Bergeron   Inpatient The... read more


The Second Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award are:

 Photo of award nominee    Dan Bergeron
  Inpatient Therapy 
 Photo of award nominee   Kim Crawford
  Nursing Services 
 Photo of award nominee   Philip Silverio
  Physical Therapy, Cheshire 
 Photo of award nominee   Lori Vickers
  Therapy Services

Congratulations to all of our nominees! Nominee Bios and Nomination Details PDF


Hearing Exam Highlights Health Benefits of Early Detection

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

CHESHIRE HERALD - by John Rook - As we get older, our hearing begins to go.That’s just a part of the natural aging process, and no more controllable than a thinning hairline or a few more wrink... read more


CHESHIRE HERALD - by John Rook - As we get older, our hearing begins to go.That’s just a part of the natural aging process, and no more controllable than a thinning hairline or a few more wrinkles.

By the age of 65, most people have some level of hearing loss and, by the age of 90, everyone has expe-rienced a decline in what they can hear. Yet Lori Charette warns that people shouldn’t just accept hear-ing loss as a common part of growing old.Charette, an audiologist at the Gaylord Hospital Hearing Center, was on hand at the hospital’s Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine facility in Chesire.

Hearing and Early Detection Full Article


Ist Quarter 2017 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

The First Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award are: Burt Fleischner Inpatient Therapy ... read more


The First Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award are:

Photo of Burt Fleischner Lindenmayer Award Nominee Burt Fleischner
Inpatient Therapy
   
Sue Goldstein, Lindenmayer Award Nominee Sue Goldstein
Outpatient Therapy
   
Kate Grevelding, Lindenmayer Award Nominee Kate Grevelding
Outpatient Physical Therapy
   
Jennifer Mordino, Lindenmayer Award Nominee Jennifer Mordino
Nursing Services


Congratulations to all of our First Quarter Nominees!
Nominee Bios and Nomination Details PDF


Free Hearing Screening at Gaylord Chesire on 8/9/16

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016

Join us for a free hearing screening at the new Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics & Sports Medicine office in Cheshire located at 1154 Highland Ave. To schedule your Mobile Hearing Screening ap... read more


Join us for a free hearing screening at the new Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics & Sports Medicine office in Cheshire located at 1154 Highland Ave. To schedule your Mobile Hearing Screening appointment call the Gaylord Hearing Center at (203) 284-2880. Appointments are available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Free Hearing Screening  


Meet Dr. Bernie Siegel - Free Event - May 12, 2016

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016

MEET DR. BERNIE SIEGEL: May 12 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a Wine & Cheese Reception, Lecture and Book Signing by Dr. Siegel (Books available for purchase) at Brooker Lecture Hall, Gaylord Hospital... read more


MEET DR. BERNIE SIEGEL: May 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a Wine & Cheese Reception, Lecture and Book Signing by Dr. Siegel (Books available for purchase) at Brooker Lecture Hall, Gaylord Hospital. Limited seating! RSVP by Friday, May 6 by calling (203) 284-2881 Bernie Siegel Event at Gaylord


Sharon's Story: Do NOT Ignore the Signs

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016

Gaylord Hospital - March 2, 2016 - Do NOT ignore the signs   “Look what I can do... because of you!” is not your typical salsa label. But things are rarely typical at Gaylord. This ... read more


Gaylord Hospital - March 2, 2016 - Do NOT ignore the signs
 
“Look what I can do... because of you!” is not your typical salsa label. But things are rarely typical at Gaylord. This gift of love, in a glass jar, was delivered to 60+ therapists, nurses, and support staff at Gaylord Hospital. The gift represents a return of function, a return of independence and a return to being Sharon.

For two years preceding surgery to remove a brain tumor, Sharon’s husband and family noticed physical and mental signs of change in the 59 year old. It began with a “frozen shoulder” and advanced to an inability to move her entire right side. But never once a headache.

She repeatedly instructed loved ones to leave her alone, ignoring the severity of her condition, until her husband went against her wishes and called an ambulance. A CT scan showed an invasive tumor which was removed and later radiated upon regrowth.

Sharon’s surgeon cautioned that she might never walk again. After witnessing her move her fingers, he insisted she go to Gaylord for rehabilitation to maximize her abilities. At Gaylord she was surrounded by a team pushing her to work hard to regain her independence, transitioning from inpatient to outpatient services.

So upon her return home, she purchased adaptive equipment and with the help of her daughter and granddaughter, she made batches of salsa, using only one hand. She and Wayne then visited her Gaylord friends walking and delivering her message - “Thank you for giving me my life back.”
 
2016 Sharon's Story.pdf
Sharon's Story


Gaylord VP Recognized as "Woman of the Year" by Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerece

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

Wallingford Resident and Healthcare Leader Receives Prestigious Award at Annual Event WALLINGFORD, CT, October 21, 2016 - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nationally-recognized long-term acute care ... read more


Wallingford Resident and Healthcare Leader Receives Prestigious Award at Annual Event

WALLINGFORD, CT, October 21, 2016 - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nationally-recognized long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care of people with complex medical and intensive rehabilitation issues, is pleased to announce that Tara Knapp, Vice President of Development, Public Relations and Marketing, was recently honored as “Woman of the Year” at the 2016 Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Achievement Awards.

Knapp was recognized for her proven track record in not-for-profit fundraising and for most notably spearheading a multi-million dollar capital campaign to expand the footprint, capacity and medical capabilities of the hospital. Opened in December 2008, the Milne Pavilion offers a modern technology-enhanced wing to care for some of the state’s sickest patients.

Tara has been in Development for more than 26 years serving in both healthcare and educational fundraising. She serves as an active volunteer in her community. She serves on the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce; Mount Holyoke College as a Class Agent; the Independent Day School as a Trustee where she chairs the Development Committee; the Wallingford Historic Properties Commission; and the Connecticut Hospital Association on both its Development Directors Group and Communications Group.

Tara was awarded the 2015 Professional Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the 2016 Hartford Business Journal “Women in Business Award”.

Knapp attributed her continued business success to having an open mind, willing spirit, and a can-do outlook.

“At Gaylord Hospital we encourage patients to ‘Think Possible.’ It’s a mantra I’ve always taken to heart when opportunities fall in my lap – and fall outside of my comfort zone. I think that saying ‘yes’ and never turning my back on opportunity has been critical to my career,” Knapp said.

“It’s an honor to be counted among such an amazing and talented group of women and to be recognized for doing something that I love.”

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut is a not-for profit long-term 137 bed long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of people with complex medical and intensive rehabilitation issues. Gaylord also operates outpatient therapy centers in Wallingford, North Haven, and Cheshire. For latest news or more information go to their website at www.gaylord.org.

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Family-Friendly Halloween Party to Benefit Gaylord's Stroke & TBI Programs

Saturday, Oct 01, 2016

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, September 22, 2016 – For Hamden stroke survivor Kim D’Angelo, Halloween is a time to give back while having fun. Twenty-one years ago, at the age of 37, D&rsqu... read more


WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, September 22, 2016 – For Hamden stroke survivor Kim D’Angelo, Halloween is a time to give back while having fun.

Twenty-one years ago, at the age of 37, D’Angelo suffered a massive stroke, leaving the former nine-time U.S. ballroom dancing champion and world championship hopeful permanently paralyzed on one side. Her brother Dennis DeMatteis Jr., the other half of this dance team’s career ended also.

D’Angelo spent more than three months at Gaylord Hospital, regaining as much mobility as possible and learning how to adapt and overcome the challenges that her condition brought.

“Gaylord taught me how to live with my issues. They teach you how to go on with what you have, even if you aren’t totally 100% yourself again,” she explained.

“I always say Gaylord gave me back my life … and that’s why it’s truly my honor to give back to Gaylord.”

Kim and her husband Richard will host their sixth annual family-friendly Halloween Bash for the community on Saturday, October 15 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Elks Club, 175 School Street, Hamden. Admission price for ghouls and boys aged 10 under is $5, and admission for individuals 11 to 100 is $20.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Gaylord Hospital’s Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs. Ticket purchases or donations can be made online before October 10th at www.gaylord.org/halloween.

Kim explained that last year, nearly 250 people of all ages attended the event which has raised nearly $10,000 to-date.

Attendees, she said, will enjoy a full buffet from two master chefs including braised beef, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, ravioli, salad, fruit salad, an enormous array of desserts and a much-anticipated candy buffet. Subway Sandwiches will also be available, a donation. from Subway locations: 315 & 320 Foxon Blvd. New Haven also Bridge Rd. Haddam Ct.

Kids and adults will also enjoy a scavenger hunt, a child and adult costume contest, piñatas, a professional DJ, free enormous children’s gift bags, a spook house, raffle prizes for a 50 inch TV and other electronics, and a 50 / 50 raffle.

D’Angelo explained that each year, the Halloween event honors a local community member who has survived a stroke and received rehabilitative services from Gaylord Hospital. This year’s honoree will be Branford resident Ray Radovich.

“This event is just as much about raising money for Gaylord stroke care as it is about providing information to attendees on stroke awareness,” said Kim D’Angelo.

Tara Knapp, Vice President for Development and Public Relations stated, “Gaylord is honored to be the beneficiary of this wonderful annual event. It is a great example of patients giving back and also paying it forward.”

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut is a not-for profit long-term 137 bed long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of people with complex medical and intensive rehabilitation issues. Gaylord also operates outpatient therapy centers in Wallingford, Cheshire, and North Haven. For latest news or more information go to their web site at www.gaylord.org.


Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Opens on Highland Avenue

Monday, Jun 27, 2016

CHESHIRE, CONNECTICUT, June 16, 2016 - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare announces the opening of its newest Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine location at 1154 Highland Ave in Cheshi... read more


CHESHIRE, CONNECTICUT, June 16, 2016 - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare announces the opening of its newest Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine location at 1154 Highland Ave in Cheshire. The office is located on the second floor of the Saint Mary’s Hospital Outpatient Center.

Jacob Hunter, PT, MSPT, OCS, Outpatient Site Supervisor said that opening a presence in the Cheshire community this June was important as Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is a preferred provider to many local sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons.

Hunter explained that referrals are not necessary and that the new location will offer same-day appointments.

“Our services can benefit patients with any orthopedic condition ranging from strains and sprains to those recovering from joint replacement or orthopedic surgery. Our therapists can help assess the injury and provide or recommend the next steps in treatment,” he said.

“Whether a patient is a serious athlete sidelined by a sports injury, a weekend warrior, or just wants to regain an active lifestyle, our therapists can provide the expert, personalized care that can help build strength, mobility and quickly return them to the activities they love.”

Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine also comes highly recommended by its current and former patients, with more than 96% of those treated at the practice’s North Haven office reporting being highly satisfied with their therapy services.

A number of experienced Gaylord therapists are available for appointments, including:

Jacob Hunter, PT, MSPT, OCS, a Cheshire native and an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist who was recognized by the American Physical Therapy Board of Specialties and was recently named Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s 2016 Employee of the Year. Hunter is among the few therapists in the area to be certified in the integrative dry needling technique for pain management therapy.

Kate Grevelding, PT, DPT, ATC, OCS, a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. She is an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University with current research focusing on injury prevention in the high-level athlete. She actively works in the Cheshire sporting community to promote sports injury prevention and enthusiastically works with her patients, coaches, and athletes of all ages.

Philip Silverio, PT, DPT, who received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. He is a section member of Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as a certified provider for the selective functional movement assessment and functional dry needling. Phil is currently pursuing his manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.

Anyone interested in making an appointment themselves can call (203) 679-3533 or can be referred by any community healthcare provider. To learn more about Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine’s services, please visit www.rehabwithapro.org.


3 Gaylord Nurses Receive Nightingale Nursing Award

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WALLINGFORD, CONN. (May 14, 2016)— Gaylord Specialty Healthcare proudly announces that three of its nurses, Alicia Bosse, Senada Duracak and Lindsey Massaro, have been honored with the Nightinga... read more


WALLINGFORD, CONN. (May 14, 2016)— Gaylord Specialty Healthcare proudly announces that three of its nurses, Alicia Bosse, Senada Duracak and Lindsey Massaro, have been honored with the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing at a gala event at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven.

The Nightingale Award is one of Connecticut’s most prestigious nursing honors and was created to celebrate outstanding nursing professionals and elevate the profession of nursing in the state. The three Gaylord clinicians were among 72 exceptional nurses from Greater New Haven health care organizations who received the honor.

Alicia Bosse, RN, of Wallingford, is highly regarded by her Gaylord colleagues for her “attention to detail.” Peers called Alicia “an amazing nurse” who regularly goes above and beyond for all of her patients. Jean Shutak, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager, commended Bosse for her care of one patient in particular, a young man with a spinal cord injury and a complex wound.

“Alicia worked with the patient and family to solicit what they needed, make suggestions to increase comfort and gained their trust in a short period of time. As a result of her efforts and encouragement, the young man has made significant gains in his recovery,” she explained.

Senada Duracak, RN, also of Wallingford, is described as a focused nurse who always has her patients’ best interests at heart and gives more than “100% every day.”

Sandy Delong, Milne 2, Unit Manager said that Senada leads by example and is always willing to assist other staff through collaboration and problem solving. Senada is also a mentor to new nurses and has volunteered to participate in numerous committees that actively and directly impact patient outcomes.

Peers say that although Watertown resident Lindsey Massaro, RN, has been working on her current unit for only a short time, she stands out for her work ethic and commitment to the team. She is described as compassionate, competent and an “incredible” advocate for the brain injured patient population for whom she cares. She is known hospital-wide, it is said, for her exceptional standard of care.

“I am honored to have Lindsey as a part of the brain injury staff and look forward to her growth within the department,” said Rehabilitation Nurse Manager Heather Hancort, RN, BSN, CRRN. “She is a valuable asset to our team and she deserves to be presented with the Nightingale Award.”

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a 137-bed non-profit specialty hospital, also known as a long-term acute care hospital, specializing in medical management and rehabilitation for patients who have experienced an acute illness or a traumatic accident. Gaylord treats individuals who need care and rehabilitation for illness or injury related to the brain and nervous system, spine, bones and joints, and lungs and other conditions through both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. The hospital is located at 50 Gaylord Farm Road in Wallingford, Conn.


Gaylord Names Jacob Hunter, PT, as Employee of the Year

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wallingford, CT (May 10, 2016) - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare of Wallingford, CT named Jacob Hunter, PT, MSPT, OCS as the Joseph A. Lindenmayer 2016 Employee of the Year.  The award was establish... read more


Wallingford, CT (May 10, 2016) - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare of Wallingford, CT named Jacob Hunter, PT, MSPT, OCS as the Joseph A. Lindenmayer 2016 Employee of the Year.  The award was established in 1992 by the family of Joseph A. Lindenmayer, who had been a patient of Gaylord’s. According to his daughter, Josephine L. Gierer, the award acknowledges the kindness that was returned to her father by the employees at Gaylord.  This year’s award celebrates the 25th recipient of the award since its inception.

Hunter from Wallingford, CT is Gaylord’s Outpatient Site Supervisor for North Haven Physical Therapy and has been an employee since 2010. He was nominated for the award by a patient stating that he “was fortunate enough to benefit from Jacob’s expertise for a period of several months.  During this time Jacob was consistently compassionate, attentive and insightful.  His vast knowledge coupled with his innate sense of commitment and caring resulted in an exceptional care experience”.  His supervisor Sonja LaBarbera stated “Jacob is the type of therapist everyone wants to have and is frequently recognized by his patients and peers. He is passionate about his profession and holds himself to a very high professional standard, continually looking for ways to grow and develop his clinical skills. He is an advocate for Gaylord and is well respected by all who have the pleasure of working with him.  He leads by example and lives the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence) every day, in every way”. 

There is a rigorous selection process to receive this distinction starting with a nomination from either a patient or their family member or a fellow employee.  The employee’s performance record must be outstanding and supported by their supervisor. Finally a committee of employees reviews all the nominations for final selection. 

Jacob Hunter & Family, Employee of the Year Photo

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare (GSH), headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut is a not-for profit long-term 137 bed acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of people with complex medical and intensive rehabilitation issues. Gaylord also operates outpatient therapy centers in Wallingford, North Haven and will be opening a physical therapy location in Cheshire on June 13, 2016.

 

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David Rosenblum, M.D., Named a Connecticut Magazine “Top Doc” for Tenth Year

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, February 19, 2016 – David S. Rosenblum, M.D., medical director of outpatient medical services at Gaylord Hospital, director of Gaylord’s spinal cord injury prog... read more



WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, February 19, 2016 – David S. Rosenblum, M.D., medical director of outpatient medical services at Gaylord Hospital, director of Gaylord’s spinal cord injury program and spinal cord injury research, and co-principal investigator of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (a Model SCI Center), has been named a 2016 “Top Doc” by Connecticut Magazine.

The announcement, which will be featured in the April issue of the magazine, marks the tenth year that Dr. Rosenblum has been lauded with the honor.

Since 1992, Dr. Rosenblum has treated patients at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare with a spinal cord injury or other types of neurologic injury or disease. As a physiatrist board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, subspecialty board certification in spinal cord injury medicine as well as additional board sub-specialization certification in brain injury medicine, Dr. Rosenblum continuously seeks out new ways to improve the present and future quality of life for his patients.

His innovation and leadership has propelled Gaylord Hospital to the national forefront of spinal cord injury care and rehabilitation. In the 1990s, Dr. Rosenblum was instrumental in creating and directing Gaylord’s Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. At that time he also brought intrathecal baclofen - a technologically advanced treatment for spasticity (a muscle control disorder in which muscles are continuously contracted) - to Gaylord and to Connecticut. Gaylord continues to have an active program in providing state-of-the-art care to people with spasticity.

Dr. Rosenblum also achieved his goal of helping Gaylord become an integral part of a Model Spinal Cord System. With only 14 model systems in the U.S. funded by NIDRR (National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research), the application process is rigorous and facilities must meet specific criteria. Dr. Rosenblum currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator of this Model SCI System.

Dr. Rosenblum was also a key player in bringing exoskeletal robotic technology – a recent development in spinal cord injury therapy – to Gaylord. The wearable robot is used to help patients with spinal cord injury or lower extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and walk. Gaylord is one of the few facilities in the world to offer the Ekso bionic exoskeleton, which was named a top-ten invention by CNN and Wired and one of the “Best Inventions” by Time.

"Dr. Rosenblum is extremely deserving of this honor,” explained George Kyriacou, President and CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare.

“He is valued by patients and peers for his compassionate approach and forward-thinking vision. We are proud to have outstanding doctors like Dr. Rosenblum who help make Gaylord a national leader in rehabilitative health.”

The Woodbridge resident graduated summa cum laude and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center where he served as chief resident. Dr. Rosenblum is also an associate clinical professor at Yale Medical School.
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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare to Host Lecture and Book Signing with Surgeon and Best-Selling Author D

Monday, Apr 18, 2016

WALLINGFORD, CONN. (April 12, 2016)— Gaylord Specialty Healthcare invites the public to attend a free lecture and book signing by pediatric surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Bernie Siegel. T... read more



WALLINGFORD, CONN. (April 12, 2016)— Gaylord Specialty Healthcare invites the public to attend a free lecture and book signing by pediatric surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Bernie Siegel. The lecture and book signing will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Gaylord Hospital, 50 Gaylord Farm Road, Wallingford as part of “Celebrate Hospital Week 2016.”

Dr. Bernie Siegel is an American writer and retired pediatric surgeon who writes about the relationship between the patient and the healing process. The Connecticut resident is known for his best-selling books, “Love, Medicine & Miracles: Lessons Learned About Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients” and “Love, Animals & Miracles: Inspiring True Stories Celebrating the Healing Bond.”

The event will begin with a wine and cheese reception from 6:30-7 p.m., followed by Dr. Bernie Siegel’s lecture from 7-7:30 p.m. and a book signing from 7:30-8 p.m. (cash or check accepted for book purchases)

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, May 6 by calling (203) 284-2829.

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a 137-bed non-profit specialty hospital, also known as a long-term acute care hospital, specializing in medical management and rehabilitation for patients who have experienced an acute illness or a traumatic accident. Gaylord treats individuals who need care and rehabilitation for illness or injury related to the brain and nervous system, spine, bones and joints, and lungs and other conditions through both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. The hospital is located at 50 Gaylord Farm Road in Wallingford, Conn.

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Wine, Beer and Cordial Tasting on May 6 to Benefit Gaylord Hospital’s Elizabeth Birney Gagliardi En

Monday, Apr 18, 2016

WALLINGFORD, CONN. (April 4, 2016)— The community is invited to raise a glass for a good cause at the Wine, Beer and Cordial Tasting on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Co... read more


WALLINGFORD, CONN. (April 4, 2016)— The community is invited to raise a glass for a good cause at the Wine, Beer and Cordial Tasting on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Conn.

The event will benefit the Elizabeth Birney Gagliardi Endowment Fund for Multiple Sclerosis and TBI, to provide equipment and care as well as financial assistance to patients.

The Wine, Beer and Cordial Tasting will be held on May 6, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. inside and on the outdoor patio (weather permitting) of the Brooker Building at Gaylord Hospital, 50 Gaylord Farm Road, Wallingford, CT. The event will feature locally made wine, beer and cordials from the event’s presenting sponsor Ives Road Wine and Spirits, a carving station, pasta station, dessert and coffee station and a raffle.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available on-line at www.gaylord.org/wine. For more information, call (203) 284-2881 or email publicrelations@gaylord.org.

The annual Wine, Beer and Cordial Tasting has raised more than $100,000.00 for the Elizabeth Birney Gagliardi Endowment Fund for MS and TBI since the event’s inception in 2008. The fund has helped purchase iPads for speech therapy session, a scooter for a patient who lost mobility, wheelchair accessories, equipment for gait training, and much more.

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a 137-bed non-profit specialty hospital, also known as a long-term acute care hospital, specializing in medical management and rehabilitation for patients who have experienced an acute illness or a traumatic accident. Gaylord treats individuals who need care and rehabilitation for illness or injury related to the brain and nervous system, spine, bones and joints, and lungs and other conditions through both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. The hospital is located at 50 Gaylord Farm Road in Wallingford, Conn.
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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Offers Amputee Mobility Clinic on May 12

Monday, Apr 18, 2016

WALLINGFORD, CONN. (April 11, 2016)— Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is offering a free Amputee Mobility Clinic on May 12, 2016 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Jackson Pavilion, Roncari Hall... read more


WALLINGFORD, CONN. (April 11, 2016)— Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is offering a free Amputee Mobility Clinic on May 12, 2016 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Jackson Pavilion, Roncari Hall, 2nd floor at Gaylord Hospital. The hospital is located at 50 Gaylord Farm Road, Wallingford, Conn.

The clinic is especially helpful for amputees who experience trouble walking or running, who would like to improve their walking quality, or who need advanced exercise techniques.

Participants will receive a free 30-minute walking analysis with physical therapists. Each individual will also receive one-on-one exercise instruction to provide them with quick tips and tricks to help achieve their goals.

This event is open to the community. Interested parties can register by sending an email to asammartino@gaylord.org by April 22 with your name, address, phone number and indicating first, second and third choices for the following time slots: 5:30 p.m., 6:10 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. Registration is required.

More information about the clinic is available by calling Lexi at (203) 284-2876.

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a 137-bed non-profit specialty hospital, also known as a long-term acute care hospital, specializing in medical management and rehabilitation for patients who have experienced an acute illness or a traumatic accident. Gaylord treats individuals who need care and rehabilitation for illness or injury related to the brain and nervous system, spine, bones and joints, and lungs and other conditions through both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. The hospital is located at 50 Gaylord Farm Road in Wallingford, Conn.

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Gaylord Gauntlet, June 25, 2016 to Test Endurance & Support Athletes with Disabilities

Monday, Mar 07, 2016

WALLINGFORD, CONN. (March 9, 2016) — The Gaylord Gauntlet 5K, scheduled for June 25, 2016, on the campus of Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Conn., is not for the faint-of-heart—or those w... read more


WALLINGFORD, CONN. (March 9, 2016) — The Gaylord Gauntlet 5K, scheduled for June 25, 2016, on the campus of Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Conn., is not for the faint-of-heart—or those who like to keep their running shoes clean. In addition to 3.3 miles of ground to cover, the Gaylord Gauntlet includes wooded trails, mud and 20 natural and man-made obstacles to test an athlete’s strength and endurance.
Participants end the race tired, sweaty and muddy, but with a feeling of accomplishment, knowing they helped support the Gaylord Sports Association, which provides adaptive sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities.

Able-bodied and disabled athletes will participate in the day, which will feature 13 waves of runners, music provided by a local DJ and food available for purchase from on-site food trucks. This event will be held rain or shine.

The third annual Gaylord Gauntlet 5K will take place on the grounds of Gaylord Hospital at 50 Gaylord Farm Road, Wallingford. Runners are encouraged to form teams, but individual registrations are also accepted. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. Costumes are encouraged!

Registration is $45 per runner until May 1, when it increases to $50. Walk-in registration beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of the event is $60. On-line registration closes at midnight on June 17, 2016.

To register or for more information about the third annual Gaylord Gauntlet 5K, visit www.gaylordgauntlet.org.

About the Gaylord Sports Association
The Gaylord Sports Association has been providing adaptive sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities in Connecticut and throughout the Northeast for over 20 years. The association currently offers more than a dozen different sports, including alpine skiing, quad rugby and rock climbing at no cost or for a minimal fee, thanks to donor and fundraising support.


Walter Camp All-Americans visit Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford

Sunday, Jan 15, 2017

January 14, 2017 By Pete Paguaga Record-Journal Staff WALLINGFORD — When she was admitted to Gaylord Hospital three weeks ago, Erika Van Buren noticed the hospital would be hosting current a... read more


January 14, 2017
By Pete Paguaga Record-Journal Staff

WALLINGFORD — When she was admitted to Gaylord Hospital three weeks ago, Erika Van Buren noticed the hospital would be hosting current and former Walter Camp Foundation All-Americans.

Van Buren, who had brain surgery after it was discovered she had Arteriovenous Malformations, is a freshman at the University of Michigan.

“I was so excited because there were three (Michigan) players who made the Walter Camp All-American team this year,” said Van Buren, who is from Canton.

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With therapist's help, paralyzed man proposes to girlfriend at Wallingford hospital

Saturday, Dec 10, 2016

FOX 61 News, Dec. 9, 2016, Posted by Doug Stewart WALLINGFORD — A man who was paralyzed in a diving accident last summer proposed  to his girlfriend with the help of his therapists Th... read more


FOX 61 News, Dec. 9, 2016, Posted by Doug Stewart

WALLINGFORD — A man who was paralyzed in a diving accident last summer proposed  to his girlfriend with the help of his therapists Thursday.

Joe Graham, 29, broke his neck and crushed vertebrae when he dove into a pool this past July. At the time he was told he would be on a ventilator to help him breathe for the rest of his life.

According to Gaylord Hospital, while he was In the intensive care unit, his girlfriend Tonya told him she was pregnant. Video Link:  http://bit.ly/BendedKnee

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Local paralyzed man proposes on bended knee

Saturday, Dec 10, 2016

WFSB News, Dec. 9, 2016, by Olivia Lank WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -A local man was able to propose on bended knee even though he is a quadriplegic.  Joe Graham ,29, was able to propose to his girl... read more


WFSB News, Dec. 9, 2016, by Olivia Lank WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -A local man was able to propose on bended knee even though he is a quadriplegic. 

Joe Graham ,29, was able to propose to his girlfriend at Gaylord Hospital with the help of his team of physical therapists. 

Graham broke his neck and crushed his vertebrae when he dove into a pool in July of 2016. 

According to Gaylord Hospital, he was told he would be on a vent his whole life.

Graham found out that his girlfriend, Tonya, was pregnant when he was in the ICU. 

When Graham was transferred to Gaylord, he was motivated by the news of the baby to get off the vent and increase his strength to use both arms. He then asked his team of physical therapists to help him propose to Tonya. 

Video link: http://bit.ly/BendedKnee

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Lori Riley: After Brother's Accident, Kaylea Mazzamurro Gives Back To Gaylord Hospital

Monday, Dec 05, 2016

Hartford Courant - Dec. 3, 1016 - by Lori Riley Every December, it's tough for Joe Stone to find a gym in which to run his Connecticut Classic wheelchair rugby tournament "It seems like basketball... read more


Hartford Courant - Dec. 3, 1016 - by Lori Riley Every December, it's tough for Joe Stone to find a gym in which to run his Connecticut Classic wheelchair rugby tournament

"It seems like basketball was pushing our dates out of the way," said Stone, who is a member of the Connecticut Jammers wheelchair rugby team at Gaylord Specialty Healthcarein Wallingford. "Every December, our gym that allows us to practice year round, they close. Every year, it's a fight to find a gym to allows us to host. We called a lot of gyms. We need an inside person to move things along."

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Renovations planned for Gaylord Hospital facility

Monday, Dec 05, 2016

MyRecordJournal.com - December 2, 2016 By Matthew Zabierek Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — Gaylord Hospital is soliciting donations for renovations to its Traurig House, a transitional hom... read more


MyRecordJournal.com - December 2, 2016
By Matthew Zabierek Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — Gaylord Hospital is soliciting donations for renovations to its Traurig House, a transitional home for patients with brain injuries.

The facility helps patients transition from inpatient care before returning home. Case manager Joy Oliano said the facility has not undergone a major renovation since it was built in 1988.

“It’s dated and needs renovations,” Oliano said.

In September, Gaylord launched a fundraising campaign dubbed “The Traurig Challenge” with hopes of raising $120,000. The CUNO Foundation, a Meriden-based organization that provides grants for public, charitable or educational purposes, has pledged to donate $60,000 along with an anonymous donor. With the pledge, the hospital has collected about $104,000 in total.

The money will go for new carpet, furniture, bathroom fixtures and painted walls. Oliano believes the renovations will take the home’s “college dorm” appearance and transform it into a state-of-the-art facility.

Patients stay in the co-ed facility, which includes eight beds, for roughly eight weeks while completing therapy to repair cognitive and speech skills. Injuries that patients rehab include traumatic brain injury, stroke, aneurysm, or neurological disease.

Patients have often lost the ability to complete everyday tasks, like balancing a checkbook and grocery shopping, Oliano said.

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Choate Boys and Girls Hockey Team Come Together for Charity Ice Hockey Game

Monday, Nov 07, 2016

SportsEdge.com--November 6, 2016 Nicole McGuigan has been playing hockey since she was 7-years-old. McGuigan is a junior at Choate in Wallingford and Sunday she organized a charity ice hockey game... read more


SportsEdge.com--November 6, 2016 Nicole McGuigan has been playing hockey since she was 7-years-old.

McGuigan is a junior at Choate in Wallingford and Sunday she organized a charity ice hockey game for the Gaylord Sports Association’s Wolfpack Sled Hockey team. After volunteering at a sled hockey game at her home in Long Island, McGuigan decided to do the same thing at Choate.

“I love hockey its my passion, I love hockey,” said McGuigan.

Members of the boys and girls varsity hockey team battled the Wolfpack in a sled game that was pretty one-sided

“I thought it would be really fun event so I came out and played and I got lit up a little bit, but it was fun,” said Jackson Elkins.

Elkins joined McGuigan and their teammates on the ice, but more important that the score, they raised money for the Wolfpack. Over $8,000.

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Choate Teams Up with Wolfpack Sled Hockey Players in Wallingford Charity Event

Sunday, Nov 06, 2016

November 6, 2016 07:24PM By Pete Paguaga Record-Journal Staff WALLINGFORD — When she was just three weeks old, Choate Rosemary Hall’s Nicole McGuigan had to have open heart surgery and... read more


November 6, 2016 07:24PM
By Pete Paguaga Record-Journal Staff

WALLINGFORD — When she was just three weeks old, Choate Rosemary Hall’s Nicole McGuigan had to have open heart surgery and over the past 17 years she has been giving back.

Whether it was donating hair for Locks of Love, being a puppy walker for the Guide Dog Foundation, serving as a Red Cap Ambassador for the American Heart Association, helping out at the Building Homes for Heroes annual skate-athon or volunteering with the Long Island RoughRiders sled hockey team, she has always wanted to help.

Helping out with the Long Island RoughRiders inspired her to organize the first sled hockey charity game with the Gaylord Wolfpack sled hockey team on Sunday at Choate.

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Wallingford Native Named Woman of the Year by Q Chamber

Friday, Oct 21, 2016

MyRecordJournal.com, Oct. 20, 2016 By Matthew Zabierek, Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — While volunteering as a candy striper at Gaylord Hospital as a teenager, Tara Knapp never imagined sh... read more


MyRecordJournal.com, Oct. 20, 2016
By Matthew Zabierek, Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — While volunteering as a candy striper at Gaylord Hospital as a teenager, Tara Knapp never imagined she would one day become a vice president at the hospital.

On Thursday, the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce presented Knapp with its Woman of the Year Award at the chamber’s annual Women’s Achievement Awards luncheon. Knapp has served as the vice president for development, public relations and marketing at Gaylord since 2003.

“I’m very flattered and humbled,” Knapp said. “I never thought I’d be here. It’s a wonderful, full arch.”

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Galya is more than a Therapy Dog at Gaylord Hospital

Monday, Oct 17, 2016

FOX 61 - Jim Altman - WALLINGFORD – Instead of the Monday blues, it was a Monday celebration at GaylordHospital on October 17. The guest of honor? A 3 1/2-year-old Labrador R... read more


FOX 61 - Jim Altman - WALLINGFORD – Instead of the Monday blues, it was a Monday celebration at GaylordHospital on October 17. The guest of honor? A 3 1/2-year-old Labrador Retriever named Galya.

Galya is a beloved--and highly-trained--therapy dog officially known as a facility dog. She spends much of her day visiting patients and raising their spirits.

To celebrate Galya’s first year of service at the hospital, co-workers gathered in the courtyard, which was decked out in streamers and balloons.


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Back in the Game: Radovich's Recovery Inspires Others

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016

BEATING ALL ODDS: After a heart attack Ray was unconscious and on life support for nearly a month. He recovered enough to come to Gaylord where he spent seven months. His rehab continued at Traurig ... read more


BEATING ALL ODDS: After a heart attack Ray was unconscious and on life support for nearly a month. He recovered enough to come to Gaylord where he spent seven months. His rehab continued at Traurig House, Gaylord's on-campus home that helps patients rebuild the skills to transition to independent living. Ray will be honored at the Halloween Party, on Oct. 15., 6 - 11 p.m., 175 School St., Hamden, CT. Proceeds will benefit the Traurig Challenge to update Traurig House. Join us and say "hi" to Ray, help a great cause and have a ton of fun! Tickets: http://bit.ly/GaylordEvents
T House Challenge info: http://bit.ly/THouseChallenge


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Hamden Halloween Bash to Raise Funds for Gaylord

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016

HAVE FUN FOR A GREAT CAUSE: When Kim D'Angelo had two strokes 21 years ago, she was treated at Gaylord and spent time recovering in Traurig House. Traurig is Gaylord's residential center for patients ... read more


HAVE FUN FOR A GREAT CAUSE: When Kim D'Angelo had two strokes 21 years ago, she was treated at Gaylord and spent time recovering in Traurig House. Traurig is Gaylord's residential center for patients with stroke or acquired brain injury. Over the past several years, D'Angelo and her husband have organized a benefit Halloween party that has raised thousands of dollars for the hospital. This year's party, Sat., Oct. 15, 6-11 PM at the Hamden Elks Lodge, in Hamden, CT will help support the Traurig Challenge, a project for updating Traurig. www.gaylord.org/traurigchallenge. Halloween Party tickets: https://www.gaylord.org/Halloween

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Family Friendly Halloween Party in Hamden to Benefit Stroke & TBI

Saturday, Oct 01, 2016

For Hamden stroke survivor Kim D'Angelo, Halloween is a time to give back while having fun. Twenty-one years ago, at the age of 37, D'Angelo suffered a massive stroke, leaving the former nine-time ... read more


For Hamden stroke survivor Kim D'Angelo, Halloween is a time to give back while having fun.

Twenty-one years ago, at the age of 37, D'Angelo suffered a massive stroke, leaving the former nine-time U.S. ballroom dancing champion and world championship hopeful permanently paralyzed on one side. Her brother Dennis DeMatteis Jr., the other half of this dance team's career ended also.

D'Angelo spent more than three months at Gaylord Hospital, regaining as much mobility as possible and learning how to adapt and overcome the challenges that her condition brought.

"Gaylord taught me how to live with my issues. They teach you how to go on with what you have, even if you aren't totally 100% yourself again," she explained.

"I always say Gaylord gave me back my life … and that's why it's truly my honor to give back to Gaylord."

Kim and her husband Richard will host their sixth annual family-friendly Halloween Bash for the community on Saturday, October 15 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Elks Club, 175 School Street, Hamden. Admission price for ghouls and boys aged 10 under is $5, and admission for individuals 11 to 100 is $20.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Gaylord Hospital's Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs. Ticket purchases or donations can be made online before October 10th at www.gaylord.org/halloween.

Kim explained that last year, nearly 250 people of all ages attended the event which has raised nearly $10,000 to-date.

Attendees, she said, will enjoy a full buffet from two master chefs including braised beef, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, ravioli, salad, fruit salad, an enormous array of desserts and a much-anticipated candy buffet. Subway Sandwiches will also be available, a donation. from Subway locations: 315 & 320 Foxon Blvd. New Haven also Bridge Rd. Haddam Ct.

Kids and adults will also enjoy a scavenger hunt, a child and adult costume contest, piñatas, a professional DJ, free enormous children's gift bags, a spook house, raffle prizes for a 50 inch TV and other electronics, and a 50 / 50 raffle.

D'Angelo explained that each year, the Halloween event honors a local community member who has survived a stroke and received rehabilitative services from Gaylord Hospital. This year's honoree will be Branford resident Ray Radovich.

"This event is just as much about raising money for Gaylord stroke care as it is about providing information to attendees on stroke awareness," said Kim D'Angelo.

Tara Knapp, Vice President for Development and Public Relations stated, "Gaylord is honored to be the beneficiary of this wonderful annual event. It is a great example of patients giving back and also paying it forward."

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut is a not-for profit long-term 137 bed long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of people with complex medical and intensive rehabilitation issues. Gaylord also operates outpatient therapy centers in Wallingford, Cheshire, and North Haven. For latest news or more information go to their web site at www.gaylord.org.




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Woman Speaks Out After Massive Brain Bleed

Friday, Sep 30, 2016

1 YEAR LATER - Skylar Vumback is walking and talking again a year after suffering a massive brain bleed. She was a freshman in college when a malformation of the vessels in her brain ruptured, sending... read more


1 YEAR LATER - Skylar Vumback is walking and talking again a year after suffering a massive brain bleed. She was a freshman in college when a malformation of the vessels in her brain ruptured, sending her into a coma for a week. She had to relearn almost everything thing, including how to talk. Skylar came to Gaylord for her rehab and continues to come twice a week for outpatient therapy. Her progress has been remarkable and her goal is to eventually become an occupational therapist.

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Disabled Vets Compete in Fishing Tournament in Hartford

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016

Hartford Courant - Sept. 13, 2016 - by John Woike Twenty four disabled veterans were given the opportunity to compete in the Gaylord Hospital SAVES (Sports Association Veterans Events Series) Tournam... read more


Hartford Courant - Sept. 13, 2016 - by John Woike Twenty four disabled veterans were given the opportunity to compete in the Gaylord Hospital SAVES (Sports Association Veterans Events Series) Tournament of Champions Fishing Tournament.

Sgt. Joe Kowalski, president of Major Steven Roy Andrews Fishing Outreach Program, teamed up with Gaylord Hospital and Riverfront Recapture to host the daylong event Tuesday at Riverside Park in Hartford. Each veterans that participated was paired with a fishing pro on their own boat and set out to catch the largest fish with a limit of five and the winner determined by weight.

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Gaylord Sports Association Wheelchair Tennis at CT Open

Friday, Sep 02, 2016

Video interviews of two wheelchair tennis athletes from the Gaylord Sports Assoc. during the Connecticut Open. read more


Video interviews of two wheelchair tennis athletes from the Gaylord Sports Assoc. during the Connecticut Open.

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Wheelchair Tennis Players Come Out to CT Open to Showcase Skills

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

THE REGISTER CITIZEN - By Benjamin Carroll - For Carlos Quiles, a wheelchair tennis player representing a team from Gaylord Hospital Sports Association, playing the sport is more than just a ga... read more


THE REGISTER CITIZEN - By Benjamin Carroll -

For Carlos Quiles, a wheelchair tennis player representing a team from Gaylord Hospital Sports Association, playing the sport is more than just a game — it’s about setting an example for others with disabilities. 

The wheelchairs were rolling all over the court at the Connecticut Tennis Center during the Connecticut Open on Wednesday, and Quiles understands the importance of showcasing what he can do with a racquet in his hands.


 

 

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Disabled Athletes Showcase Wheelchair Tennis Skills at CT Open

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

NBC CONNECTICUT - by Justin Schecker - Carlos Quiles from Meriden does not let his disability limit his love of sports. "I play organized wheelchair basketball, I coach and play on the team," he sa... read more


NBC CONNECTICUT - by Justin Schecker -

Carlos Quiles from Meriden does not let his disability limit his love of sports. "I play organized wheelchair basketball, I coach and play on the team," he said. "And I also do track and road racing as well." Now 35, Quiles has been wheelchair bound from an injury suffered when he was only two-years-old. "Sports overall, really helped me become who I am," Quiles said. "Shaped who I am today, helped me become independent." Source: Disabled Athletes Showcase Wheelchair Tennis Skills at Connecticut Open | NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Disabled-Athletes-Showcase-Wheelchair-Tennis-Skills-at-Connecticut-Open-391233231.html#ixzz4ISUywnlx
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Pooling the Resources to Heal

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

In Rehab Management by Susan Goldstein, PT, July 25, 2016 --- “I was never able to exercise until I did aquatic therapy.” --- “This is the first time I feel free to move with l... read more



In Rehab Management by Susan Goldstein, PT, July 25, 2016 --- “I was never able to exercise until I did aquatic therapy.” --- “This is the first time I feel free to move with little pain.”

Expressions such as these can be heard from patients who experience what they sometimes refer to as the “magical” effects of aquatic therapy. These patients sometimes have found they are able to walk in the water after unsuccessful attempts to ambulate on land due to weakness and pain limitations. Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, Wallingford, Conn, designed its aquatic facility and specialized programs with the aim of regularly providing these types of experiences for patients who receive treatment there.
http://www.rehabpub.com/2016/07/pooling-resources-heal/

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Through Yoga, Survivor Helps Those in Recovery with Disabilities

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016

By Lori Riley, Contact Reporter for the Hartford Courant WALLINGFORD — Tanya Sage is a yoga teacher. She has been a triathlete, a swimmer and a runner. She is also a survivor. On Thursday ... read more


By Lori Riley, Contact Reporter for the Hartford Courant

WALLINGFORD — Tanya Sage is a yoga teacher. She has been a triathlete, a swimmer and a runner. She is also a survivor.

On Thursday night, Sage, 49, of Prospect introduced a group of about 30 people, some in wheelchairs, some not, to adaptive yoga at Gaylord Hospital. She is familiar with the hospital, as a little over 10 years ago, she spent a month there rehabilitating from a car accident that left her in a coma for 23 days, paralyzed on one side, legally blind with a brain injury, a collapsed lung and a lacerated liver.

"I did my fair share of crying, punching pillows, yelling and screaming at home," Sage said. "You do what you got to do to get through it. But recovering from that, it just sucked. I just felt like my life was over.

"I was on an emotional rollercoaster, partially from the brain injury. Looking back, if I had this yoga available from the get-go, it would have given me a place to go."

http://bit.ly/DisabledYoga

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GAYLORD GAUNTLET: Record field runs (and climbs and dives) through third annual obstacle race

Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

June 25, 2016 11:43PM By Michael Hewitt Special to the Record-Journal WALLINGFORD — He’s spent most of his life strapped in a wheelchair. Yet that didn’t keep 35-year-old Carlos ... read more


June 25, 2016 11:43PM
By Michael Hewitt Special to the Record-Journal

WALLINGFORD — He’s spent most of his life strapped in a wheelchair. Yet that didn’t keep 35-year-old Carlos Quiles of Meriden from climbing walls, pushing logs, and sliding into a pool of water at the third annual Gaylord Gauntlet on Saturday afternoon.

Quiles was not alone. He was one of 12 registered adaptive athletes at Saturday’s 5K race that combined running with a greuling obstacle course.

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All can compete in one-of-a-kind race in Wallingford

Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

FOX61 NEWS, June 25, 2016 WALLINGFORD - A special race in Wallingford was held Saturday, all to benefit people with physical disabilities. The third annual Gaylord Gauntlet race benefits the Gaylo... read more


FOX61 NEWS, June 25, 2016 WALLINGFORD - A special race in Wallingford was held Saturday, all to benefit people with physical disabilities.

The third annual Gaylord Gauntlet race benefits the Gaylord Sports Association.

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Wallingford Golf Course Offers Hole-In-One Opportunity for Golfers with Disabilities

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016

Fox 61 News - June 13, 2016 -  WALLINGFORD -- The weather has turned, the grass is green, and that means it's time for the Gaylord Hospital Open. The annual tournament at the Farms Golf Cl... read more


Fox 61 News - June 13, 2016 - 

WALLINGFORD -- The weather has turned, the grass is green, and that means it's time for the Gaylord Hospital Open.

The annual tournament at the Farms Golf Club in Wallingford brings adaptive golfing to the green. Golfers with physical disabilities from all over the area come to play for a day of competition and camaraderie.

"I love just coming out here and doing this, playing with these guys," said Todd Blosser, from Meriden,  who lost his leg 10 years ago after an infection from an operation.


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Adaptive Golfers with Disabilities Take Part in the Gaylord Hospital Open

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016

Channel 8 - WTNH - SportsEdge - June 13, 2016 (WTNH)–Monday was a great day to get out and enjoy a little golf. About two dozen golfers took part in the GHO on Monday at the Farms Country Club ... read more


Channel 8 - WTNH - SportsEdge - June 13, 2016 (WTNH)–Monday was a great day to get out and enjoy a little golf. About two dozen golfers took part in the GHO on Monday at the Farms Country Club in Wallingford.

And when we say GHO, we mean the Gaylord Hospital Open.

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Wallingford Couple Receives Nursing Award

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 5, 2016 11:47AM By Leigh Tauss Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — Alicia Bosse spends her days inspiring patients recovering at Gaylord Hospital with her sense of humor and positivity, w... read more


May 5, 2016 11:47AM
By Leigh Tauss Record-Journal staff

WALLINGFORD — Alicia Bosse spends her days inspiring patients recovering at Gaylord Hospital with her sense of humor and positivity, while her husband Paul Bosse works tireless hours helping to manage nursing operations just miles away at Masonicare Health Center. The Wallingford couple now share more than just a home and career. Their professionalism and passion will be acknowledged at the 2016 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, a statewide award.

The couple was among 75 nurses honored at the awards ceremony Wednesday night at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven.

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'Stopping to Smell the Basil,' Sled Hockey Team Gets New Coach

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Valley Life Magazine by Mara Dresner You might expect major differences between coaching a sled hockey team and coaching able-bodied players.  read more


Valley Life Magazine by Mara Dresner You might expect major differences between coaching a sled hockey team and coaching able-bodied players. 

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Rainmaker Tara Knapp helps fund life-changing services

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016

KAREN SACKOWITZ SPECIAL TO THE HARTFORD BUSINESS JOURNAL Vice President of Development, PR and Marketing Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Tara Knapp is the vice president of development, PR and m... read more


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Woman Continues Recovery from Brain Tumor at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford

Monday, Apr 04, 2016

By Farrah Duffany Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — Walking to the fridge to retrieve your favorite ice cream from the freezer or cutting up vegetables for homemade salsa may seem like simpl... read more


WALLINGFORD — Walking to the fridge to retrieve your favorite ice cream from the freezer or cutting up vegetables for homemade salsa may seem like simple tasks, but to Sharon Hannen they are huge victories. “It was Skinny Cow,” said Hannen, of Portland, laughing as she talked about getting the ice cream on her own. “And I opened it up with some scissors. I wanted ice cream. I’m doing more and more things like that.”

Less than a year ago, Hannen, 59, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and doctors suspected that she would never walk again or be able to use the right side of her upper body, including her hand and arm. She was diagnosed on July 8, 2015, and had surgery five days later.

With the help of occupational therapists and other staff at Gaylord Hospital, Hannen has already learned to walk again. On Friday morning, she was participating in physical therapy to strengthen her right arm. She has regained limited movement in her right hand and fingers, something doctors didn’t expect.

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Wallingford's CT Archery Gives Disabled Athletes an Outlet

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–"Whether you’re standing or sitting in a wheelchair, the goal is the same. Hit that target. Hiram Gonzalez seems to be getting the hang of it. He was injured bac... read more


WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–"Whether you’re standing or sitting in a wheelchair, the goal is the same. Hit that target.

Hiram Gonzalez seems to be getting the hang of it. He was injured back in 2004, while cutting some tree limbs in his backyard. Prior to his accident, he loved playing sports.
“Playing volleyball, softball, soccer and golf, and that was a way to blow off steam. I don’t have those avenues anymore like I used to, so this is a good way to compensate for that,” he said.

Gonzalez always wanted to try archery, so when this beginner’s class started a couple of weeks ago, he took a chance and decided to give it a try despite some apprehension at first." http://sportzedge.com/2016/03/25/ct-archery-gives-disabled-athletes-an-outlet/

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Sound Tigers try Sled Hockey with Connecticut Wolfpack

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016

ctpost by Mike Fornabaio, March 15, 2016 BRIDGEPORT — Just because he was on a sled, Mike Halmo's game wasn't changing. Or at least, he wasn't trying to change it. The players of the&nb... read more


ctpost by Mike Fornabaio, March 15, 2016

BRIDGEPORT — Just because he was on a sled, Mike Halmo's game wasn't changing. Or at least, he wasn't trying to change it.

The players of the Gaylord Sports Association's Connecticut Wolfpack sled hockey team had a lot more experience in their sport than the Bridgeport Sound Tigers forward had, though.

"They're good at turning. It's really tough to do," Halmo said. "I thought it'd be like a canoe. I did a lot of tipping. I tried to line 'em up a couple of times, but they dangled me."

After the Sound Tigers practiced Tuesday at Webster Bank Arena, Halmo and a few teammates strapped themselves into sleds, a metal frame with a seat and skate blades attached, to play against five Wolfpack players.

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Wallingford Restaurant to Hold Benefit for Teen Tmpacted by Rare Condition

Saturday, Mar 05, 2016

By Leigh Tauss Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — Skylar Vumback’s life changed forever last September after suffering a seizure brought on by a previously undiagnosed brain condition. ... read more


WALLINGFORD — Skylar Vumback’s life changed forever last September after suffering a seizure brought on by a previously undiagnosed brain condition. After a going into emergency surgery, she spent a week in a coma and has since had to relearn how to walk, talk and read.

“AVM (arteriovenuous malformation) is tough; a lot of people don’t make it,” Vumback, 19, said. “But I did.”

Double Play Cafe on Main Street will be holding a benefit this weekend for Vumback, who formerly worked at K. LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers in East Hampton, both of which are owned by Kevin Lamay. The benefit from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday is to help her family with mounting medical bills. Tickets are $20 and there will be food and drink specials, in addition to raffles with prizes that include Boston Red Sox tickets and a trip to Las Vegas.

LaMay said they will also be donating $1 from any sandwich purchase to Vumback at any of the three K. LaMay’s locations Friday to Sunday. LaMay hopes to raise up to $10,000 for Vumback over the course of the weekend.

“I can’t imagine what she’s going through,” LaMay said.

Vumback was born in Meriden and lives in East Haddam. At the age of 18 she was just a normal teenager who enjoyed going to the gym and juggled two jobs while attending school to be a dental hygienist. That all changed on Sept. 18, 2015, when she suddenly began to experience an excruciating headache and hearing loss. Her mother rushed her to a local clinic, where she had a seizure caused by a previously undiagnosed AVM condition.

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Wheelchair Rugby Team Raises Funds for Wallingford Hospital

Monday, Feb 22, 2016

FOX 61 News - POSTED 10:28 PM, FEBRUARY 21, 2016, BY JIM MCKEEVER FARMINGTON - Connecticut's only wheelchair rugby team competed in an annual match benefitting Gaylord Hospital Sunday. ... read more


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FARMINGTON - Connecticut's only wheelchair rugby team competed in an annual match benefitting Gaylord Hospital Sunday.

The team, the Connecticut Jammers, competed against the able-bodied team the Greys from Farmington.

The Greys used special sports-adapted wheelchairs for the annual game.

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Match Raises Money for CT's Only Wheelchair Rugby Team

Monday, Feb 22, 2016

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut’s only wheelchair rugby team went head to head with an able-bodied team in Farmington on Sunday. The Connecticut Jammers played the Connecticut Grey... read more


FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut’s only wheelchair rugby team went head to head with an able-bodied team in Farmington on Sunday.

The Connecticut Jammers played the Connecticut Greys. The Greys are able-bodied rugby players, but they played using special sports-adapted wheelchairs.

The two teams play every year for fun and to raise money for the Connecticut Jammers through Gaylord Hospital. The friendly but competitive match also raises awareness for the sport.

“It’s really a pleasure to be a part of something like that, to be able to give back and help out where other spinal cord injury patients can just see that we are still pushing forward and you can still have a good quality of life despite what obstacles fall before us,” said Joseph Stone, a rugby player for the Connecticut Jammers.

The Connecticut Jammers beat the Greys 32-30 in overtime.

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