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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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How health officials are adapting to the discovery of COVID ‘long haulers’

by: Lisa Carberg

Posted: Mar 3, 2021 

(WTNH) — An estimated 30 percent of COVID survivors suffer all kinds of physical and mental health problems long after recovering. They’re called “Long Haulers.” Now healthcare systems have special post COVID clinics as they try and help them return to their lives.

We’ve been following Vic Gara, a 57-year-old Connecticut man who has really been down in many ways since being hospitalized for COVID last March and April. Like so many doctors are seeing, COVID has after-effects that wreak havoc on people’s bodies and lives long after the illness.

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Announces Date, Safety Plans for 2021 Gaylord Gauntlet 5K Trail and Obstacle Run

WALLINGFORD, CONN, March 1, 2021 — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, has announced plans to safely resume its annual Gaylord Gauntlet 5k Trail and Obstacle Run on June 26, 2021.

Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, proceeds from the seventh annual event will support the Gaylord Sports Association which offers adaptive sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities and visual impairments at little to no cost.

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If I’m pregnant, should I get the COVID-19 vaccine? Is it safe?

by: Amber Diaz Posted: 

CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — New questions are arising as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up across Connecticut. One of the most asked by News 8 viewers: Should you get the shot if you’re pregnant?

Pfizer is enrolling some 4,000 pregnant women to participate in its COVID vaccine trial. This after extensive analysis on animals showing the shot’s safety and efficacy.

Expectant moms were initially left out of COVID trials as a safety precaution by the FDA.


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