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Jordan Hawkins' concussion history cause for concern, but not career-altering

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

CT Post
By David Borges
Nov. 9, 2022

HARTFORD — The collective gasp from the 9,116 at XL Center when UConn men's basketball sophomore standout Jordan Hawkins crashed to the floor Monday night spoke volumes.  

The tears that flowed from Hawkins’ eyes as he sat near the end of the bench, towel over head, before retreating to the locker room spoke even more. 

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Volunteer, 94-Year-Old Phillip King, Honored with AARP’s Highest Community Service Award

Wednesday, Nov 09, 2022


Wallingford, Connecticut, November 9, 2022 - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, is pleased to announce that Phillip King, a 94-year-old Cheshire resident and long-time Gaylord volunteer, was today recognized by the AARP of Connecticut with the 2022 Andrus Award for Community Service.

The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious state award given annually to an outstanding volunteer who shares their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  

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Daughter's birthday present is Middletown dad's release from spinal rehab

Thursday, Nov 03, 2022

Fox 61 News
By Jim Altman
Published: November 2, 2022

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Mauricio Espinoza, a father of four from Middletown, estimated he fell more than 22 feet from a ladder when he was trimming tree limbs back in September.

Espinoza has spent the past two months intensely rehabbing at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. Two months ago, Espinoza could barely move his toes, but after working with the team at Gaylord, he is now back on his feet.

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He’s 90, blind, and loves playing golf. 'Camaraderie' helps him hit the links.

Friday, Oct 28, 2022

Fox 61 
By Jim Altman
Updated: October 28, 2022

WALLINGFORD, Conn — John Casolo has been totally blind since 1984, but the 90-year-old is intent on still hitting the links.

Casolo is part of Gaylord Hospital’s Sports Association, which provides the opportunity for physically challenged athletes to stay in the game. Every week, Casolo gets picked up by his “coach”, good friend, and golf guide Gary Kendall for at least a nine-hole round.

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2nd Q. 2023 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022

The 2023 2nd Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

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After learning how to walk again, North Haven man returns to Gaylord to help others

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022

New Haven Register
October 20, 2022
WALLINGFORD — Dino Fuoco said he thanks two lords: the Good Lord and Gaylord Hospital.

Fuoco, 90, was able to live an independent life before early this year when he collapsed out of bed, struggling to breathe, move or speak. He was able to reach his telephone and call 911. He does not recall how paramedics entered his home or took him to Yale New Haven Hospital where he was diagnosed with COVID-19. His symptoms were severe.

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$62,000 Grant from The John & Margaret Sinclaire Foundation Supports Patient Recovery at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, October 20, 2022 - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, announces that it has received a $62,000 grant from The John & Margaret Sinclaire Foundation.

The Pittsford, New York-based foundation is dedicated to the promotion of justice and to the protection, conservation and restoration of the natural world. The two-year grant will support the purchase of equipment for the hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation gym.

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2022 Power 25 Health Care: Sonja LaBarbera

Monday, Oct 17, 2022

Hartford Business Journal
Oct. 10, 2022

As Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s CEO, Sonja LaBarbera continues to oversee a multiyear, $10-million renovation of the rehabilitation hospital’s main Wallingford campus.

There have been other growth initiatives and milestones achieved in 2022.

They include the opening of Gaylord Physical Therapy in Madison; the expansion of the Gaylord Therapy Services outpatient clinic in North Haven; and the awarding in July of $4.5 million in state bond funds for a new electronic medical records system.

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Named a “Top Workplace 2022”

Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, October 5, 2022 - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, was again named a “Top Workplace 2022” by Hearst Connecticut Media, ranking third among large companies in Western Connecticut for the second consecutive year.

Gaylord was also honored with the region’s “Top Workplace Training Award” for its commitment to providing ongoing formal employee training and educational opportunities.

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A CT teen suffered a life-altering emergency that left him motionless. Here’s how he’s making a ‘remarkable’ recovery.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Hartford Courant
By Pam McLoughlin

At 16 years old, Nathan Dong has learned that life can change in an instant.

Dong, a junior honors student at Southington High School, was in his parents’ bedroom on Nov. 23, 2021, playing a video game when a terrible headache came on and suddenly he couldn’t feel anything on his right side.

“I thought I was dying,” Dong said.

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