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Welcome to Gaylord

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system that provides inpatient and outpatient care for people at every point in their journey from illness or injury to maximum recovery.

Gaylord is widely recognized for its leadership in treating patients with a spinal cord injury, brain Injury, or stroke and those requiring pulmonary, cardiac, or complex medical care, as well as sports-related injuries. It is the only rehabilitation system licensed as a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) in Connecticut that is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for both inpatient and outpatient programs.

The system is anchored by Gaylord Hospital and includes Gaylord Outpatient Services and Gaylord Physical Therapy. Together, these entities deliver a complete continuum of rehab care driven by technology, research, clinical experience, and compassion.

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Your Body during COVID Recovery

Your Body during COVID Recovery

Gaylord Dietitian, Amanda Perriello, RD, CDN, Offers Tips for Optimal Nutrition

What we eat has a profound effect on not only our long-term health, but also on the way our bodies recover from illness or injury. 

Registered dietitian Amanda Perriello, RD, CDN, says that having an infection such as COVID-19 can significantly increase the body’s nutritional needs. Nourishing your body with proper food plays a large role in promoting healing and recovery.

“It’s essential for anyone recovering from even mild cases of COVID-19 to replenish with calories and protein that rebuild strength and immunity, and even more so after a critical or prolonged illness,” she explained.

Hope, Heroes and Feats of Humanity

Hope, Heroes and Feats of Humanity
CUTLINE: Hope, Heroes and Feats of Humanity
by Chion Wolf

2021 has been a year like no other. Many of us were forced out of our comfort zone because of what’s happening in the world. Some people went out of that comfort zone and beyond.

In this episode of CUTLINE, we’ll talk with people who embarked upon a range of journeys over the past year. From Hartford’s newest Designated Artists — City Troubadour and Flow Artist — to a man who went from being completely paralyzed to running a gauntlet.

For this Wallingford resident, recovery from devastating crash happens one step at a time

For this Wallingford resident, recovery from devastating crash happens one step at a time

New Haven Register
By Pam McLoughlin
Updated: Dec. 6, 2021 3:16 p.m.

WALLINGFORD — As a University of New Haven freshman, Natalie Matarazzo shouldn’t be worrying about much more than attending classes and socializing, experiencing a new chapter in life.

But any hope of that kind of life disappeared in an instant when a car crash in her senior year of high school left her with an injured spinal cord, unable to walk.

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