This section is designed to help medical professionals become more familiar with Gaylord Specialty Healthcare and the many types of patients we can treat. Each topic under this section answers some of the most frequent questions about Gaylord.
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
Gaylord Hospital is a long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. Long-term acute care (LTAC) is a recognized designation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for acute care hospitals whose average length of stay is at least 25 days. LTAC hospitals provide specialized care services to manage medical conditions, so that patients with catastrophic or acute illnesses and injuries can work toward recovery.
As an LTAC, Gaylord Hospital is staffed and equipped to handle the specific needs of acutely ill or chronically disabled patients who require a hospital level of care. Gaylord Hospital also is able to treat those who need rehabilitation for illnesses or injuries related to the brain and nervous system, bones and joints, lungs, and other conditions. This way, we can continue to meet our patients’ needs through every stage of their recovery.
A 137-bed long-term acute care hospital, Gaylord is located on 500 acres of countryside in Wallingford, Connecticut.
2011 Facts and Figures
Average Length of Stay: 28.3
Average Daily Census: 109.7
Total Inpatient Admissions: 1,417
Total Inpatient Discharges: 1,435
Patient Days of Care: 40,036
Total Outpatient Visits: 47,625
Total Sleep Studies: 4,827