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. Gaylord is CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited for all inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs and has specialty accreditation for its spinal cord, stroke, and brain injury programs. Gaylord is one of two long-term acute care hospitals in the world, and the only one of its kind in the U.S., with this unique level of CARF accreditation.

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.

On the road back: John Bysiewicz, triathlete and longtime race director, working his way back from tragic accident that cost part of his leg

On the road back: John Bysiewicz, triathlete and longtime race director, working his way back from tragic accident that cost part of his leg

Hartford Courant
By Lori Riley
January 26, 2023

WALLINGFORD — It was an unusually warm afternoon last Nov. 12 when John Bysiewicz finished up work and decided to go for a bike ride.

Bysiewicz, 60, of Branford had directed a 5K road race that morning, one of the many on his JB Sports road race calendar, in Cheshire. A competitive triathlete, he biked a lot and the route he took along Route 146 from Branford to Guilford was one of his regular ones.

$10,000 Grant from Hartford Wolf Pack Foundation  to Support the Gaylord Wolfpack Sled Hockey Program

$10,000 Grant from Hartford Wolf Pack Foundation to Support the Gaylord Wolfpack Sled Hockey Program

WALLINGFORD, CONN, January 24, 2023 — The Gaylord Sports Association, a program of the nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system Gaylord Specialty Healthcare and the state's largest provider of adaptive sports programming, recently received a $10,000 grant from the Hartford Wolf Pack Foundation in support of its sled hockey team, The Gaylord Wolfpack. 

 

The Hartford Wolf Pack presented the generous grant to Katie Joly, Program Manager of the Gaylord Sports Association, and Gaylord Wolfpack team members at a recent game. 

 

 

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Young Stroke Program: Path to Get Back into Action

Rehab Management
December 8, 2022
By Stephanie Zanvettor, PT, CBIS, CCI

Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans are faced with the challenge of recovery after a stroke.1 While the majority of strokes occur in people aged 65 and older, the incidence has been increasing in adults aged 49 years and younger over the last three decades. This can potentially be attributed to the fact that risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, have been on the rise among younger and middle-aged adults.2 In 2014, nearly 40% of people hospitalized for stroke were less than 65 years old.1

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