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Quinnipiac chamber’s annual awards recognize local women

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021

January 18, 2021 04:02PM  By Devin Leith-Yessian, Record-Journal staff  WALLINGFORD — The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce’s annual Women’s Achievement Awards ceremony will recognize the accomplishments of seven women who have improved the North Haven and Wallingford communities. “We want to recognize outstanding achievers so others can look to them as examples that they can achieve the same,” said Gary Ciarleglio, the chamber’s senior director of sales and marketing. “And it’s important for us to connect the community with these leaders.” A virtual awards ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 28 at noon and will feature guest speaker Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, as well as remarks from each of the seven recipients. Each of the winners will receive an engraved trophy...
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'We Are Looking For Answers': Treating The COVID Long Haulers

Monday, Jan 18, 2021

Connecticut Public Radio

By NICOLE LEONARD  JAN 14, 2021 

In early March, Vic Gara came down with severe muscle aches, headaches and a rising blood pressure, indicators of COVID-19 that weren’t well understood early on in the pandemic.

“Taking a shower, just the water hurt my body,” he said. “I couldn’t sleep. I slowly became hypoxic. I just couldn’t breathe.”  LISTEN HERE

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Revisiting "Us in the Time of COVID"

Thursday, Jan 07, 2021

WNPR

ANTHONY SPINA is a former COVID patient who left Gaylord after weeks of therapy. He was one of the first guests on Chion Wolf's "Us in the time of Coronavirus" show on WNPR earlier this year. Last week, he was invited back as a guest on Chion's show, "Audacious," where she touches base with some of the first patients she interviewed last year. Anthony's interview begins at 2:24 and runs to about 6:21 in the podcast below.  

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FOX61 Exclusive: 77-year-old COVID patient discharged after 9 months

Monday, Jan 04, 2021

Author: fox61.com, Dec. 18, 2020

 

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Wallingford’s Gaylord Specialty Healthcare center has done 1,000 ‘window visits’ since the start of the pandemic

Monday, Jan 04, 2021

WTNH Channel 8 News

by: Hector Ramirez II

Updated: Dec 22, 2020 / 06:37 PM EST

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An elderly man at Wallingford’s Gaylord Specialty Healthcare received a special visit thanks to the center’s “window visits” initiative.

It’s tough to be in a rehab facility during the holidays — especially with COVID-19 restricting visitors. But thanks to the center’s “window visits,” families can be reunited in a way.  READ MORE

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Damaged nerves, scarred lungs, exhausted bodies: Some COVID-19 patients face a long haul that can last for months

Monday, Jan 04, 2021

HARTFORD COURANT 

By EMILY BRINDLEY

DEC 27, 2020 

For Anna Lawrence, a history professor at Fairfield University, it started the third week of March. Her symptoms were textbook — chest pain, difficulty breathing, fatigue, racing heart.“It was pretty clearly COVID,” she said.

Lawrence battled the virus, the constant tiredness and breathlessness, for a month until her symptoms began to let up. 

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Gaylord Hospital doctor a Hartford Business Journal 'Health Care Hero'

Monday, Jan 04, 2021

The Middletown Press Press Staff Dec. 29, 2020Updated: Dec. 29, 2020 4:16 p.m. WALLINGFORD — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-based system headquartered in Wallingford, has announced its Medical Director, Dr. Megan Panico, was honored recently by the Hartford Business Journal as a 2020 Health Care Hero. According to Hartford Business Journal, this year’s awards program placed special emphasis on recognizing front-line health care workers throughout the state who went above and beyond to care for patients with COVID-19, according to a press release from Gaylord. Panico, a Durham resident, was nominated by her peers for epitomizing the essence of Gaylord’s “Think Possible” approach to restoring the health, function and quality of life of people...
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Connecticut family has heartwarming homecoming amid pandemic

Monday, Jan 04, 2021

CBS Evening News

Dec. 30, 2020

George Aiello, 77, reunited with his family just in time for Christmas after months battling the coronavirus. Aiello was at an acute care hospital and then arrived at Gaylord in early May to begin his rehabilitation.

CBS's Jim Axelrod has more on the happy homecoming.  Link to News

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‘Even with COVID, there can be miracles’: CT coronavirus patient discharged after 9 months in hospitals

Monday, Dec 21, 2020

New Haven Register & Danbury News Times

By Julia Perkins Dec. 18, 2020 

WALLINGFORD — George Aiello went to Danbury Hospital in March for what he thought was a heart problem.

The 77-year-old hasn’t been back to his Bethel home since, spending more than a month attached to a ventilator as he battled COVID-19 and about another seven months recovering at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare.   READ ONLINE 

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FOX61 Exclusive: 77-year-old COVID patient discharged after 9 months

Monday, Dec 21, 2020

fox61.com

December 18, 2020

George Aiello, of Bethel, was on a ventilator in late March for 38 days. In early May, he was transported to Gaylord Specialty Care for rehabilitation. Last Friday, Aiello walked out of Gaylord to return home. 

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Gaylord Hospital Medical Director Dr. Megan Panico Named a 2020 Hartford Business Journal “Health Care Hero”

Monday, Dec 07, 2020

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, December 2, 2020 — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-based healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, is pleased to announce that Gaylord Hospital Medical Director Dr. Megan Panico was today honored by the Hartford Business Journal as a 2020 Health Care Hero. According to Hartford Business Journal, this year’s Health Care Hero Awards program placed special emphasis on recognizing front-line healthcare workers throughout the state who went above and beyond to care for patients with COVID-19. Panico, a Durham resident, was nominated by her peers for epitomizing the essence of Gaylord’s “Think Possible” approach to restoring the health, function and quality of life of people recovering from devastating injuries and illnesses.  
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Gaylord President and CEO Recognized with 2020 “Women who Mean Business” Award

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, November 17, 2020 — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-based healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, is proud to announce that President and CEO Sonja LaBarbera, MSOL, MS CCC/SLP, was recognized by New Haven Biz with the Women Who Mean Business Award.

According to New Haven Biz, the second annual award was given to women leaders who “stand out from the crowd because of their achievements and their commitment to encourage others to succeed.”

LaBarbera, a Wallingford resident, is well-recognized among Connecticut’s healthcare leaders for her forward-thinking leadership, pledge to patient-centric care and commitment to cultivating a system of innovation and excellence.

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Earns CARF Accreditations for Commitment to Quality Care and Outcomes

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, October 27, 2020 – Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system based in Wallingford, Connecticut, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded its twelfth consecutive Three-Year-Term of Accreditation from CARF International for its inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs. Gaylord is also the only entity in Connecticut – and is among just a few worldwide – to earn additional CARF accreditations for inpatient and outpatient spinal cord, stroke, and brain injury specialty programs. This decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows Gaylord’s substantial conformance to CARF International standards. To receive the Three-Year Accreditation, Gaylord has put itself through a...
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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Lauded for Excellence in Healthcare Communications

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Lauded for Excellence in Healthcare Communications
External Affairs Team Receives Seven Lamplighter Awards from NESHCO
 

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Names Quarterly DAISY Award Recipient

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Names Quarterly DAISY Award Recipient
Kevin Boulier, RN, Recognized for Extraordinary Nursing Care

 

 

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Receives Nearly $24K from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Launch Free Exercise Program for People with Paralysis

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Receives Nearly $24K from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Launch Free Exercise Program for People with Paralysis
 

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3rd Q. 2021 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021

The 2021 3rd Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

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#GivingTuesday Healthcare Heroes

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020

Megan Panico, MD

As a teen, I spent months at Gaylord recovering from an auto accident. It’s a time that ultimately shaped my profession and my understanding of what patient-focused care really means. Coming full circle now as Gaylord Hospital medical director has been the highlight of my career.

From what I witnessed as a front-line pulmonologist in Hartford Hospital’s ICU at the height of COVID, I knew that my patients would need the kind of extensive post-acute rehabilitation that only Gaylord can offer.

WHAT GAYLORD OFFERS – A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO HELPING PEOPLE WITH COMPLEX MEDICAL NEEDS FOCUS ON REHAB – JUST CAN’T BE OFFERED ANYWHERE ELSE.
 

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#GivingTuesday Healthcare Heroes

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020

Jessica Crespo, RN

I have been with Gaylord for six years and I lead by example with my passion and devotion to my patients during these unprecedented times.

The battle against COVID-19 brought forth new challenges and revealed strengths and resilience within the Gaylord nursing team. COVID also created a time in which patients could not physically be with their loved ones. Our role as nurses became even more impactful to their stay at Gaylord providing a great deal of emotional support to both patients and their family members.

CARING FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS SHINED THE LIGHT ON THE BEAUTY OF THE ART OF NURSING.
 

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#GivingTuesday Healthcare Heroes

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020

Brittany Brown, RRT

In my six-year career as a respiratory therapist at Gaylord, I have worked with patients who have COPD, lung cancer, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and many other cardiopulmonary diseases. Tracheostomies are common procedures at Gaylord that we care for on a daily basis.

Since the arrival of COVID, we are working extra diligently to make sure our patients are feeling safe, comfortable and able to breathe with ease. Many of these patients require respiratory services, whether it’s oxygen, inhaled medications and/or BiPAPs/CPAPs at night.

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2nd Q. 2021 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020

The 2021 2nd Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

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1st Q. 2021 Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

Thursday, Jul 09, 2020

The 2021 4th Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

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Full Circle Noonie Rogozinski's Story on Nurses' Day

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Full Circle: Finding and Giving Purpose By Noungning Rogozinski, RN

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2020 4th Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Award

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020

The 2020 4th Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award
 

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2020 3rd Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020

The 2020 3rd Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award
 

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2020 3rd Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020

The 2020 3rd Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award.

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