Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a nonprofit health system located in Wallingford, Connecticut, which offers rehabilitation for people at every point in their journey from illness or injury to maximum recovery.
The system is anchored by Gaylord Hospital, a 137-bed long-term acute care hospital (LTCH) that provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for a wide range of medical conditions and injuries. Gaylord Hospital is one of only a few hospitals in the United States that is CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) certified for comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and subspecialty certified in spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke and outpatient.
The Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation, located at Gaylord Hospital, is a hub for accelerating world-class rehabilitative research, technology development and innovation. Gaylord is also part of the Spaulding New England Regional Spinarl Cord Injury System.
The health system also includes Traurig House, which offers a transitional living program for individuals with a brain injury or stroke, Gaylord Outpatient Services and Gaylord Physical Therapy for patients who require diagnosis and treatment on an outpatient basis.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency
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As part of the new PM&R residency program offered through the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Gaylord Hospital is a key participating clinical site providing clinical rotations for residents in their second, third and fourth year of residence. The four year program will accommodate four residents per year, for a total of 16 residents, with the first residents starting at UConn Health and Hartford Hospital in 2022, and rotations at Gaylord beginning in 2023.
Our physiatrists are board certified in PM&R, with full-time staff also board certified in spinal cord injury medicine, brain injury medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine.
The PM&R residents’ educational experience is facilitated by our research institute, CME certification, a well-known prosthetics and orthotics service, a wheelchair assessment service, a large recreational therapy department and the latest technology, including exoskeleton robotic systems, unweighted gait systems, FES and some of the most advanced rehab equipment and technology available.
David Rosenblum, MD, is Gaylord’s PM&R residency site director. Dr. Rosenblum is the medical director of the Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation, director of medical education, and director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program. He is also board certified in spinal cord injury medicine and brain injury medicine.
Other clinical sites include Hartford Hospital, UConn Health, Connecticut Children's, Hospital for Special Care and the Veterans Administration.
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Gaylord aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas — an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
We have a responsibility to staff and every patient or visitor who walks through our doors, regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, language spoken, sexual orientation, gender identification or other life experience that might differ from our own. An organizational culture rich in diverse experiences helps us provide compassionate, cross-cultural care as we lead the effort for equality.
The Gaylord Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion Committee serves as an internal support system to foster a culture and environment that values and respects cultural diversity. The committee engages in research, activities, and provides resources, to increase diversity in the recruitment, retention, mentoring, support, and communication avenues for staff. It provides a platform for open discussion of critical issues and is committed to advancing the organizations’ social justice and health equity mission.
Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion Committee (DEBI) Goals
- Promoting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of staff from diverse backgrounds
- Respecting and encouraging cultural diversity and inclusion throughout our health system
- Creating a climate of inclusiveness, respect, and understanding
- Improving access to quality healthcare for underserved populations of our community
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