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Gaylord Accreditations

  • 50 Gaylord Farm Road
    Wallingford, CT 06492
  • (203) 284-2800
  • (203) 284-2700 (TTY/TDD)
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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.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Accreditations

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The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) certification is a rigorous process that ensures programs meet the highest standards of patient care. Those utilizing health and human services will likely see the internationally recognized CARF symbol proudly displayed at many care providers throughout the United States, Canada, and Brazil. Gaylord is accredited for inpatient and outpatient programs as a long-term acute care hospital (LTCH) with additional accreditation for spinal cord injury, stroke, and brain injury programs.

How does Gaylord compare? CARF offers a wide variety of accreditation opportunities spanning rehabilitation services, vocational education and many community services. CARF accreditation for our spinal cord injury, stroke, and brain injury programs earns us the right to say that:

Gaylord is one of two LTCHs in the world, and the only of its kind in the U.S., with our unique level of CARF accreditation. 


JCAHO LogoJCAHO  The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Each organization must go through a rigorous evaluation process. Accreditation and certification lasts for three years.

AAVCPR LogoAACVPR  Gaylord is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The AACVPR Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification process is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual facilities.


Passy-Muir LogoPassy Muir  Gaylord is 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 practice has decreased recovery time and enhanced the quality of life for our patients. Gaylord is one of 11 Centers of Excellence in the United States.

Vapotherm logoVapotherm  Vapotherm designated Gaylord Hospital as its first Center of Excellence. Gaylord is a pioneer in the use of heated humidification to improve patient pulmonary outcomes and is one of three LTACHs in the country to earn the Center of Excellence classification.


NERSCIC logoNERSCIC  Gaylord is a member of the Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Center, which is one of 14 Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems in the U.S.


StrokeNetNational Institutes of Health/StrokeNet  Gaylord is a member of this network created to conduct small and large clinical trials and research studies to advance acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention, and recovery and rehabilitation following a stroke.

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Arthritis Foundation  The Wallingford pool staff is certified by the Arthritis Foundation. They provide classes specifically geared to benefit those with the disease.

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Move United  The Gaylord Sports Association is a member of Move United, which provides national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs."

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