Pulmonary Program


Pulmonary Program at Gaylord Hospital

Inpatient Pulmonary Care
Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Ventilator Weaning Program
Pulmonary Resources



Our Approach to Care

Our Pulmonary Program offers a comprehensive range of proven, leading-edge treatments and technologies. Developed in affiliation with the Yale University School of Medicine, our program provides the individualized care you need to enjoy life as fully as possible. We’re equipped to admit patients who are well enough to leave an acute care setting, but still require ongoing medical or nursing care. On average, our patients spend about 25 days in our Inpatient Pulmonary Program then typically continue in our Outpatient Program. 

As a patient, you’ll have a team of specialists working on your behalf including pulmonologists; hospitalists; respiratory therapists; clinical nurse specialists; physical, occupational and speech therapists; nutritionists; psychologists; therapeutic recreation specialists; and care managers. Every aspect of your care will be addressed. Since each patient is different, we’ll use a personalized approach in planning and delivering the exact care you need to successfully manage your condition. 

Program Highlights

Typically, our patients:

  • Have Respiratory complications resulting from neurological disorders including muscular dystrophy and post-polio syndrome
  • Experience respiratory complications from morbid obesity
  • Are currently on a mechanical ventilator and are a candidate for ventilator weaning
  • Have respiratory complications resulting from a spinal cord injury
  • Experience shortness of breath that interferes with their daily activities and self-care
  • Make frequent ER visits or are hospitalized often with pulmonary problems
  • Have received a difficult-to-manage diagnosis from their doctor (e.g. COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, restrictive lung disease, and other conditions)

Our services include …

  • Ventilator management and weaning
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Oxygen management (including high flow modalities and pulse oximetry)
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Early Ambulation Program to get you up and walking as soon as possible after admission
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation and education
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Passy-Muir valve (Gaylord is a Center of Excellence for the Passy-Muir valve.)
  • Vapotherm Center of Excellence
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Exercise tolerance studies
  • Sleep study 


Inpatient Admissions: (203) 284-2810

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab: (203) 741-3351

Program Information: (203) 679-3539


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Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 284-2800

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North Haven, CT 06473

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