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Gaylord Vice President Takes Top Honor at "Best in the State Connecticut Philanthropy Awards"

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015

November 12, 2015  Hartford Courant -- Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nationally-recognized long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of people with complex medic... read more


November 12, 2015  Hartford Courant -- Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nationally-recognized long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of people with complex medical and intensive rehabilitation issues, is pleased to announce that Wallingford resident Tara A. Knapp, Vice President, Development and Public Relations, was named this year's "Outstanding Fundraising Professional" by The Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) Connecticut and Fairfield County Chapters.

Knapp was presented with the award at The Best in the State Connecticut Philanthropy Awards Breakfast held at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale in New Haven, honoring those who have helped change lives through their fundraising and philanthropic efforts.

Knapp began her fundraising career in 1988 and became Director of Development at Gaylord in 2003 and was later promoted to Vice President in 2012. Soon after arriving at Gaylord, Knapp helped launch 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 the sickest among the patients in Connecticut.


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Eight Donors Share Why They Give to Gaylord

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

Eight of our donors share their heartfelt reasons for why they give to Gaylord. They represent the wide array of our donors: patients and their families; community members; foundation and corporate ... read more


Eight of our donors share their heartfelt reasons for why they give to Gaylord. They represent the wide array of our donors: patients and their families; community members; foundation and corporate committee members; staff; and members of our Board of Directors. At Gaylord donors make extraordinary care possible.

"It's important to know that the things we've done in this world have an impact on someone else." Sam Chauncey
"People need to feel a sense of optimism in order to heal and feel better." Natalie Cheerman
"This a small hospital where your gift can make an enormous difference." Peter Deckers, MD

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Joseph Trettel, MD, PhD, Named Gaylord's Director of Neurobehavioral Medicine

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015

GAYLORD SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE NAMES JOSEPH TRETTEL DIRECTOR OF NEUROBEHAVIORAL MEDICINE Hospital Adds Only Neuropsychiatrist in CT to complete a clinical fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsy... read more


GAYLORD SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE NAMES JOSEPH TRETTEL DIRECTOR OF NEUROBEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
Hospital Adds Only Neuropsychiatrist in CT to complete a clinical fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry

WALLINGFORD, CT (August, 2015) – Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nationally-recognized long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of people with complex medical and intensive rehabilitation issues, is happy to announce the appointment of new Director of Neurobehavioral Medicine, Joseph Trettel, MD, PhD.

Most recently, Trettel completed a two-year clinical fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at the Center for Brain / Mind Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in conjunction with Harvard Medical School. In that position, he also served as Clinical Site Leader for the NFL Player’s Association / National Network of Depression Centers Partnership through Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

“Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is committed to bringing the best of the best to our facility, and welcoming Dr. Trettel to our distinguished team is a great example of that,” said George Kyriacou, President and CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. “We are focused on building a team of highly trained professionals whose vast experience and education will assure patients that they are in the hands of the very best.”

In his role at Gaylord, Trettel will assess and treat a wide range of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems as the only fellowship trained clinical neuropsychiatrist in the state. Trettel specializes in completing comprehensive evaluations of complex conditions such as Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Brain Tumors. Trettel received his medical degree and his PhD in Neurophysiology from the University of Connecticut.


Gaylord Donation Aids New Wallingford Emergency Shelter

Thursday, Jul 09, 2015

By Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register WALLINGFORD >> It took a little longer than expected, but the town’s emergency shelter now has additional space to help families in transition. The... read more


By Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register

WALLINGFORD >> It took a little longer than expected, but the town’s emergency shelter now has additional space to help families in transition.

The shelter’s board, along with Wallingford Mayor William Dickinson Jr. and others, celebrated the opening of Fred Ulbrich Jr. Family Center Wednesday. The two-family dwelling sits next to the Martin B. Rubin Family Center, which opened in May 2012 and is identical to the new facility.

Officials of the emergency shelter, at the time the Rubin Family Center opened, had said they hoped to open a similar facility within two years... ...The new facility benefitted from a donation made by Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, which donated mattresses, nightstands, lamps, armoires, mirrors, desks and garbage cans. The furniture became available after Gaylord received approval from the state Office of Health Care Access last summer to close its Sleep Medicine locations, sell its equipment and transfer the lease of the North Haven facility to Yale New Haven Hospital, said Sonja LaBarbera, senior director of therapy and outpatient services for Gaylord.

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Disability No Obstacle in Gaylord Gauntlet 5k

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015

Hartford Courant By Cathy Riley WALLINGFORD — Two years ago, at age 37, Mike Weed had a severe stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side, unable to walk or speak. Saturday, with a brace ... read more


Hartford Courant By Cathy Riley WALLINGFORD — Two years ago, at age 37, Mike Weed had a severe stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side, unable to walk or speak.

Saturday, with a brace on his right leg and people helping him, he jumped over a series of fire pits that were near the finish line of the Gaylord Gauntlet 5K obstacle race on the grounds of Gaylord Hospital, a long-term rehabilitation and chronic care hospital.

After the last one, he asked, "Anyone have a beer?" and everybody laughed.

Grit Rorrio Runs In The Gaylord Gauntlet 5K
Grit Rorrio of East Hampton, an Achilles athlete who has had rheumatoid arthritis since she was in her 20s, negotiates the fire pit obstacle at the second annual Gaylord Gauntlet 5K obstacle race in Wallingford Saturday.
Weed, a local beer brewer from Cheshire, went on to finish the race, which featured 21 obstacles, including a couple of climbing walls, some junked cars to climb through, a spider web and a water slide. Weed, whose company supplied the beer for the race, wasn't sure if he would do the race or not, but his wife Heidi talked him into it.

"My wife — she's awesome," Weed said. "She said, 'You better do it. I'll take the beer and the kids.' We have three kids."

On his way to the water slide, Weed spotted Heidi and his kids and stopped.

"You," he yelled. "You. I did it for you. It was awesome.

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GHO has Adaptive Golfers Back in the Swing

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015

From Fox CT News, June 8 WALLINGFORD– The Travelers Championship might be just over two weeks away, but the GHO was Monday. No, not the Greater Hartford Open–we’re talking about the ... read more


From Fox CT News, June 8 WALLINGFORD– The Travelers Championship might be just over two weeks away, but the GHO was Monday. No, not the Greater Hartford Open–we’re talking about the Gaylord Hospital Open.

Every year at the Farms Country Club in Wallingford, disabled golfers — part of the Gaylord Hospital’s Sports Association — tee ’em up in an adaptive golf tournament.

Katie Joly, the Sports Association’s program manager, said, “We have folks who have had spinal cord injuries, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, amputations and they are all out here.”

“I never thought I would play again,” said George Eldridge, a Marine vet who injured himself in a training exercise decades ago and had to have his leg amputated three years ago. Eldridge plays golf sitting down, thanks to an adaptive cart provided by Gaylord. “It’s unbelievable that I am out here doing this stuff, it’s awesome,” Eldridge said. http://bit.ly/GHOGaylord

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Social Worker Fights to Get Life Back After a Massive Stroke

Monday, May 11, 2015

By Mary Ellen Godin Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — It’s been a long, dark winter for Michelle Ouellette who loves to sit on the beach and let the sun shine on her face. But at the l... read more


By Mary Ellen Godin Record-Journal staff

WALLINGFORD — It’s been a long, dark winter for Michelle Ouellette who loves to sit on the beach and let the sun shine on her face. But at the lush grounds of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in early May, Ouellette enjoys the promise of summer and the life she and her fiancé Sean Krofssik are rebuilding in whatever shape it might take. “The doctors have no idea why this happened to me,” Ouellette explained during her speech therapy sessions last week. “We were supposed to go on vacation. I told Sean ‘I’m sorry about the vacation. We’ll go on a nice vacation someday.’”
The 34-year-old social worker suffered a massive stroke last August that nearly took her mobility and her life. Nine months later with the help of intense therapy, she can walk and talk, but can’t return to the job she loves as a shift manager at the Susan B. Anthony Project women’s shelter or drive a car. She has difficulty paying attention to multiple tasks, reading lengthy articles, and she struggles to complete simple tasks with her left arm and hand.
But she hasn’t lost her sense of humor; and whether it’s his driving or his handwriting, Krofssik is fair game.
“I’m sorry Sean, I just joked about your driving,” she tells a surprised Krofssik.
Krofssik drives her to her appointments, has taken on more of the household chores and notes her progress.
“Some of the doctors were pessimistic,” said Krofssik, a sports reporter for the Record-Journal. “They didn’t want to get her hopes up. There were doubts she would be able to walk and about her brain function. We weren’t sure what was going to happen. She doesn’t know it but she’s come a long way. It’s hard to see someone you love struggle. You definitely have a different perspective on life.”

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Gaylord Offers MARRTI to Patients for Medical Language Interpretation

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Offers MARTTI to Patients In Need of Critical Medical Language Interpretation  New Cutting Edge Technology Allows One-touch Access to Specially Trained Medical Inter... read more


Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Offers MARTTI to Patients In Need of Critical Medical Language Interpretation 


New Cutting Edge Technology Allows One-touch Access to Specially Trained Medical Interpreters

WALLINGFORD, CT (April 29, 2015) MARTTI, or My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter, a unique tool to provide interpretation services for patients who have limited or no proficiency in English or who are hearing impaired is now available at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a long-term acute care hospital located in Wallingford, Conn.
MARTTI is a monitor, camera and microphone on wheels, all connected wirelessly via the internet on a secure server, replacing the hospitals’ older telephone-based system. The interpreter, located at a remote, private office, will be visible and audible to the patient and staff, and vice versa. All parties can converse, with the interpreter providing the key link between patient and staff.

“By utilizing MARTTI and providing one-touch access to specially trained medical interpreters, we can make sure our patients understand what clinicians are saying and assure them that they are being understood by their caretakers, said George Kyriacou, President and CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. “We are confident that this will help develop greater trust and confidence in our patient/caretaker relationships.”

At Gaylord, MARTTI is used for a wide range of purposes such as to communicate during an exam or provide instructions during therapy, to convey findings or diagnoses, to explain financial issues or answer questions about insurance coverage, to obtain a patient’s history or condition, obtain informed consent, or to help plan discharge.


Gaylord Sports Association Appoints New Quad Rugby Coach

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016

Gaylord Sports Association Appoints New Quad Rugby Coach WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, December xx, 2015 - The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital, a group that provides sports and recreation progr... read more


Gaylord Sports Association Appoints New Quad Rugby Coach

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, December xx, 2015 - The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital, a group that provides sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities in Connecticut and the Northeast, has recently appointed William Kornegay of Groton as head coach of the Connecticut Jammers quad rugby team.

Kornegay, a seasoned quad rugby player with more than two decades of experience playing for teams in Boston, Michigan, and Illinois, joined the Connecticut Jammers as a player in 2006. It was his teammates’ passion for the game and his prior experience as a recreational therapist, he explained, that inspired him to take the helm at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season.

“The game means a lot to me, personally, and to all of our players,” said Kornegay.

“Whether we win or we lose, we’re in it together. We’re committed to this sport and that’s why I committed as coach,” he continued.

Katie Joly, Gaylord Sports Association Program Manager, said that the dozen-member Connecticut Jammers is the only team of its kind in Connecticut and had recently hosted three out-of-state teams in the 2015 CT Classic Wheelchair Rugby Tournament.

“We’re thrilled to have Will step up as leader of the Connecticut Jammers and we look forward to him helping us continue to develop the program,” she said.

Off the court, Kornegay is employed as a home care nurse and lives with his wife Jackie and five-year-old daughter Robin who, he added, attended her first rugby game at the age of one month old.


About the Sports Association:
The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital provides adaptive sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities in the state of Connecticut and throughout the Northeast. The Association is dedicated to improving the lives of persons with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation. The goal is to empower individuals to embrace new challenges and to reach beyond the barriers to discover what is possible through adaptive sports. We provide opportunities to participate in more than a dozen sports throughout the year including alpine skiing, archery, cycling, golf, kayaking, paratriathlon, quad rugby, rock climbing, sled hockey, tennis, veteran’s fishing, and water skiing. Individuals with a permanent physical disability or visual impairment are encouraged to join the program and participate in events.


Gaylord Sports Assoc. Appoints New Sled Hockey Coach

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

Gaylord Sports Association Appoints New Sled Hockey Coach WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, December 1, 2015 - The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital, an association that provides sports and recreatio... read more


Gaylord Sports Association Appoints New Sled Hockey Coach

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, December 1, 2015 - The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital, an association that provides sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities in Connecticut and the Northeast, has recently appointed Damian Fox of Glastonbury as head coach of the Gaylord Wolfpack sled hockey team.

Fox, a seasoned ice hockey coach and player, stated that he is thrilled to be a part of an experienced team that “has a lot of heart.”

“Our players aren’t just here to have fun. They push themselves hard in practices and they’re super motivated to win. It’s a competitive bunch and I couldn’t be more proud,” he said.

Katie Joly, Gaylord Sports Association Program Manager, said that the team, which is comprised of four women and eight men ranging in age from 20 to 63 years old, is the only one in the country to have three women players on the National Sled Hockey Team.

“We’re thrilled to have Damian on our team and we look forward to him helping us continue to grow and develop our program,” she said.

Fox also volunteers as assistant coach of the Whalers Youth Hockey peewee AAA team in Cromwell. Off the ice, Fox is the owner of Foxy Fast Lube, an oil change center in Willimantic and lives with his wife Heather, daughter Ella (9) and son Luca (11).

About the Sports Association:
The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital provides adaptive sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities in the state of Connecticut and throughout the Northeast. The Association is dedicated to improving the lives of persons with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation. The goal is to empower individuals to embrace new challenges and to reach beyond the barriers to discover what is possible through adaptive sports. We provide opportunities to participate in more than a dozen sports throughout the year including alpine skiing, archery, cycling, golf, kayaking, paratriathlon, quad rugby, rock climbing, sled hockey, tennis, veteran’s fishing, and water skiing. Individuals with a permanent physical disability or visual impairment are encouraged to join the program and participate in events.


Joseph Trettel, MD, PhD, Named Gaylord's Director of Neurobehavioral Medicine

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015

GAYLORD SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE NAMES JOSEPH TRETTEL DIRECTOR OF NEUROBEHAVIORAL MEDICINE Hospital Adds Only Neuropsychiatrist in CT to complete a clinical fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neurops... read more


GAYLORD SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE NAMES JOSEPH TRETTEL DIRECTOR OF NEUROBEHAVIORAL MEDICINE

Hospital Adds Only Neuropsychiatrist in CT to complete a clinical fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry

WALLINGFORD, CT (August X, 2015) – Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nationally-recognized long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of people with complex medical and intensive rehabilitation issues, is happy to announce the appointment of new Director of Neurobehavioral Medicine, Joseph Trettel, MD, PhD.

Most recently, Trettel completed a two-year clinical fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at the Center for Brain / Mind Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in conjunction with Harvard Medical School. In that position, he also served as Clinical Site Leader for the NFL Player’s Association / National Network of Depression Centers Partnership through Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

“Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is committed to bringing the best of the best to our facility, and welcoming Dr. Trettel to our distinguished team is a great example of that,” said George Kyriacou, President and CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. “We are focused on building a team of highly trained professionals whose vast experience and education will assure patients that they are in the hands of the very best.”

In his role at Gaylord, Trettel will assess and treat a wide range of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems as the only fellowship trained clinical neuropsychiatrist in the state. Trettel specializes in completing comprehensive evaluations of complex conditions such as Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Brain Tumors. Trettel received his medical degree and his PhD in Neurophysiology from the University of Connecticut.


Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Offers MARTTI to Patients In Need of Medical Language Interpretation

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Offers MARTTI to Patients In Need of Critical Medical Language Interpretation   New Cutting Edge Technology Allows One-touch Access to Specially Trained Medical Inte... read more


Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Offers MARTTI to Patients In Need of Critical Medical Language Interpretation  
New Cutting Edge Technology Allows One-touch Access to Specially Trained Medical Interpreters

WALLINGFORD, CT (April 29, 2015) MARTTI, or My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter, a unique tool to provide interpretation services for patients who have limited or no proficiency in English or who are hearing impaired is now available at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a long-term acute care hospital located in Wallingford, Conn.

MARTTI is a monitor, camera and microphone on wheels, all connected wirelessly via the internet on a secure server, replacing the hospitals’ older telephone-based system. The interpreter, located at a remote, private office, will be visible and audible to the patient and staff, and vice versa. All parties can converse, with the interpreter providing the key link between patient and staff.

“By utilizing MARTTI and providing one-touch access to specially trained medical interpreters, we can make sure our patients understand what clinicians are saying and assure them that they are being understood by their caretakers, said George Kyriacou, President and CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. “We are confident that this will help develop greater trust and confidence in our patient/caretaker relationships.”

At Gaylord, MARTTI is used for a wide range of purposes such as to communicate during an exam or provide instructions during therapy, to convey findings or diagnoses, to explain financial issues or answer questions about insurance coverage, to obtain a patient’s history or condition, obtain informed consent, or to help plan discharge.


Gaylord Raises Awareness of Brain Injury Awareness Month

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

Wallingford - March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness and educate the public on prevention, research, and treatment of brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury (TBI... read more


Wallingford - March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness and educate the public on prevention, research, and treatment of brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. In fact, 2.4 million people sustain brain injuries in the United States each year, resulting in a lifetime of physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges.
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of people with medically complex and intensive rehabilitation issues, is committed to helping people adapt to disability created by a brain injury.

“At Gaylord, our care team begins planning for the patient’s treatment even before his or her arrival, said Dr. Stephen Holland, Chief Medical Officer. “Since every brain injury is different, an individualized program is developed by consulting with doctors, family members, loved ones and other service providers to ensure a collaborative and personalized approach to care.”

The inpatient component of Gaylord’s Brain Injury program treats patients emerging from coma following injury. Patients with brain injuries are guided through a continuum of care that takes them from post-coma stages through community reentry. An Early Recovery Brain Injury program is available for patients who are not yet able to tolerate an aggressive therapy schedule, but are expected to progress to a traditional, intensive rehabilitation program. Gaylord’s outpatient rehabilitation maximizes independence and community reintegration skills.

For additional information on Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Brain Injury Program or to learn more about concussions, a mild form of a brain injury, please visit www.gaylord.com and download the concussion resources located on the front page designed for parents, coaches and athletes.

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, 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 medically complex and intensive rehabilitation issues. Gaylord also operates outpatient therapy centers in Wallingford and North Haven. For latest news or more information go to their website at www.gaylord.org.


Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Friday, Feb 13, 2015

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation The only facility in Connecticut recognized by CARF for Spinal Cord System of Care and Stroke Specialty Program WALLINGFORD, CT (F... read more


Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation


The only facility in Connecticut recognized by CARF for Spinal Cord System of Care and Stroke Specialty Program

WALLINGFORD, CT (February XX 2015) CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International is pleased to announce that Gaylord Specialty Healthcare has been accredited for a period of three years for its Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehab Program, Spinal Cord System of Care and Stroke Specialty Programs. Gaylord Hospital has been accredited since 1986 under the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehab Program (CIIRP) and for many years has received accolades from CARF for the specialty work done for its Spinal Cord, Stroke and Brain injury patients.

This recognition represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

“It is truly an honor to be the only provider in the state to earn this accreditation for our stroke and spinal injury care program,” said George Kyriacou, President and CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. “This recognition is a testament to our advanced technology and hardworking staff that continuously proves that Gaylord is the region’s leading rehabilitation provider.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.


Former NFL, college football players visit Gaylord

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016

By Bryan Lipiner Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — To former All-American offensive lineman Joe Garten, attending the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s annual weekend 25 years ago was ... read more


WALLINGFORD — To former All-American offensive lineman Joe Garten, attending the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s annual weekend 25 years ago was the greatest moment of his collegiate career.

“If you can uplift somebody’s spirits a little bit, help them out ... it’s rewarding,” he said.

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PHOTOS: 2016 Walter Camp Foundation Brunch & Hospital Visit

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016

(New Haven Register Staff Photos) Walter Camp Football Foundation Brunch at the Omni Hotel in New Haven and visit to the Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Friday, January 15, 2016. read more


(New Haven Register Staff Photos) Walter Camp Football Foundation Brunch at the Omni Hotel in New Haven and visit to the Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Friday, January 15, 2016.

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Football Greats Make Play for Patients at Gaylord Hospital

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016

Fox 61 News, Jan. 15, 2016 WALLINGFORD-- For football fans it's a big weekend ahead as the NFL playoffs move forward, and locally it's time for the annual Walter Camp Foundation weekend. Every Jan... read more


Fox 61 News, Jan. 15, 2016 WALLINGFORD-- For football fans it's a big weekend ahead as the NFL playoffs move forward, and locally it's time for the annual Walter Camp Foundation weekend.

Every January, football stars from the past, present and future descend on New Haven to celebrate Walter Camp weekend and the brotherhood of the game.

On Friday some gridiron greats took a detour from the pageantry and pizazz of the football events to visit patients rehabbing at Gaylord Hospital.

"This is a wonderful pick me up and right before the Super Bowl so people are in the football spirit," said Tara Knapp, the vice president of development at Gaylord Hospital.

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Renewed Focus on Concussions

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015

Renewed focus on concussions New movie might increase awareness, but could also lead to misunderstanding BY CARRIE MACMILLAN REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN In the last few years, Erik Lanese, athletic trai... read more


Renewed focus on concussions
New movie might increase awareness, but could also lead to misunderstanding
BY CARRIE MACMILLAN REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

In the last few years, Erik Lanese, athletic trainer at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of diagnosed concussions. The key word is "diagnosed." Lanese, like many others who deal with head injuries, doesn't believe more concussions are happening, but that the condition is better recognized.
"Years ago, we graded them from one to five. There is no more of that. It is black and white: a concussion or not," said Lanese, who has been at Holy Cross for 19 years. "And if it falls under a concussion, we have a specific protocol for return to play. Kids have to be asymptomatic for 10 days before they can return."

Concussions have been in the news in recent years as many states, including Connecticut, have passed legislation regarding awareness and documentation among youth sports. Plus, the movie "Concussion," which opened Friday, has put the issue in the limelight. The film, which stars Will Smith, is based on the true story of a pathologist who exposed the effects of repetitive head injuries among National Football League players.

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United Way Volunteers Pitch In to Help Non-profits in Meriden, Wallingford

Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015

Georgette MacQuarrie and Heather Vass, both employees at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, volunteer at the United Way to sort through the books, label them by reading ability and catalogue them into ... read more


Georgette MacQuarrie and Heather Vass, both employees at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, volunteer at the United Way to sort through the books, label them by reading ability and catalogue them into the computer.

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CT Open Wheelchair Exhibition Back for 7th Year

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Wheelchairs were on the move in the seventh annual Magic Lincer Tennis Academy Adaptive Tennis Demonstration, one of the many supporting events throughout the week of the Connecticut Open. Most of the... read more


Wheelchairs were on the move in the seventh annual Magic Lincer Tennis Academy Adaptive Tennis Demonstration, one of the many supporting events throughout the week of the Connecticut Open. Most of the competitors were from the Gaylord Hospital Adaptive Sports Association, which joined forces with Lincer four years ago to provide tennis players for the event.

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Wallingford Emergency Shelter Celebrates Opening of Fred Ulbrich Jr. Family Center

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015

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Gaylord donation aids newest Wallingford emergency shelter

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