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Discover how Gaylord's setting provides a restorative, healing environment for our patients and their families. For details and videos about specific programs see the individual program pages.

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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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Katie's Comeback

Fox 61 News

By Jimmy Altman

Katie's Comeback: FOX 61 News and reporter Jimmy Altman share Katie's comeback after a serious skiing accident. A nurse who works in the ER at Backus Hospital, Katie is doing her rehab at Gaylord and says that her recovery has given her new insights into being a nurse. Watch Here

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It's Your Health: Recovered from COVID, yet in it for the long haul


By Laura Falt
April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN — Over a year into the pandemic, vaccinations for COVID-19 are providing Connecticut residents hope. In all, 977,061 state residents have been fully vaccinated, and U.S. air travel over Easter weekend hit record numbers since before the pandemic...

Another local resource for long-haulers is Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford. For information, visit or call 203-284-2845.

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ADAPTIVE SPORTS: Gaylord looks to add pickleball to its repertoire
April 13, 2021 07:53PM

By Sean Krofssik , Record-Journal staff

WALLINGFORD — The sound of balls hitting paddles filled the air at Harrison Park on Tuesday afternoon as about two dozen pickleballers took to the courts.

They were joined by two women from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare: ‎Sports Association Program Manager Katie Joly and Adaptive Sports Program Specialist Debbie Gibilaro.

The duo took the court to learn the ins and outs of pickleball in hopes of adding it to their current offering of 15 sports at Gaylord.

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