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Accreditations & Expertise


Gaylord carries the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is the only entity in Connecticut with CARF accreditation for Spinal Cord System of Care and Stroke Specialty Programs. CARF accreditation assures you that our programs or facilities are of the highest quality and that we have demonstrated conformance to internationally accepted standards. Achieving CARF accreditation requires committing to quality improvement, focusing on the unique needs of each person we serve, and monitoring the results of our services.

Gaylord is accredited by the Joint Commission (JACHO). The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that "accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States." Accreditation and certification by JACHO is recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Gaylord is a Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence. We are recognized as a Passy-Muir® Center of Excellence because we use Passy-Muir Valves as a standard of care for our tracheostomized and ventilator dependent patients. This has decreased recovery time and enhanced the quality of life for our patients.

Gaylord is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Accreditation by AACVPR is earned by passing a rigorous accreditation process to assure the best practice for patients. The AACVPR Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification process is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies

Gaylord is the only Vapotherm Center of Excellence in the U.S. "The Vapotherm Center of Excellence (COE) Program recognizes those health care facilities that best use Vapotherm technology to improve patient care and outcomes while maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of facility staff and resources. Vapotherm COE partners are committed to excellence in their own facilities, and to sharing their knowledge, best practices and experience to improve the standard of care for all patients." 

Gaylord is a member of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Center (NERSCIC) which is one of 14 Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems in the U.S. The Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems (SCIMS) program is overseen by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) The NIDILRR awards model system grants to institutions that are national leaders in research and patient care and offer outstanding comprehensive specialty services. 

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association CT Chapter is located at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT. The Chapter sponsors education sessions, support groups, the ThinkFirst Brain Injury Prevention Program presentations, and provides peer mentors. Contact the chapter at: (2030) 284-2910

The Wallingford pool staff has been certified by the Arthritis Foundation and provides classes specifically geared to benefit those with the disease.

CT Magazine Top Docs logo 2017

Gaylord physiatrists, David Rosenblum, MD, Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation and Lucy Juvan, MD, were awarded Connecticut Magazine's Top Doc status in 2017.

The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital is a nationally recognized Paralympic Sports Club. The Sports Association provides wheelchair sports and adaptive recreation opportunities for adults with physical disabilities throughout Connecticut. For more information call: (203) 284-2772

The Gaylord Sports Association is a member of Disabled Sports USA. "Disabled Sport's USA mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs."


Many of our medical staff and clinicians have earned additional board certifications, advanced practice certifications and diagnosis specific training accreditations. 

  • Physiatrists at Gaylord have earned sub-specialty certifications in brain injury and spinal cord injury medicine which benefits patients seen for inpatient and outpatient services. 


Inpatient Admissions: (203) 284-2810

Admissions Fax: (203) 294-8701

Outpatient Appointments: (203) 284-2888

Outpatient Fax: (203) 294-8705

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