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A look back at Gaylord’s favorite stories of 2022

A look back at Gaylord’s favorite stories of 2022.

They made us cry, cheer and beam with pride. They are the stories and Gaylord media moments that defined 2022.

Join us for a look back on a few of Gaylord’s favorite stories from the past year:    

  • We’re tops! Becker’s Healthcare, the country’s leading media source for healthcare decision-makers, named Gaylord to its nation-wide “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare.”
  • The 2022 Gaylord Gauntlet brought much awareness to adaptive sports and our adaptive athletes, including international coverage of runner Roman Leykin who completed the 5k obstacle course on prosthetic legs.
  • With the advocacy of Rep. Mary Mushinsky, Gaylord secured $7.1 million in state bond and ARPA funds towards a new electronic medical records (EMR) system to enhance communications with other health systems.
  • The AARP of CT bestowed its highest service honor on 94-year-old Phil King for his work as a patient transport volunteer and therapeutic art instructor.
  • In celebration of Gaylord’s 120th anniversary Tara Knapp, VP of External Affairs, tells WTNH’s Ann Nyberg and WNPR’s Colin McEnroe how Gaylord’s roots as a tuberculosis sanitorium helped shaped the Gaylord of today.
  • Only months after leaving Gaylord care, 90-year-old Dino Fuoco returned to fulfill a pledge to volunteer with the hospital that helped him walk again. ”I thank two lords: the Good Lord and Gaylord.”
  • Gaylord Therapy Services in North Haven added neurological therapy services which helped Nathan Dong, a 16-year-old straight-A student, recover from a brain hemorrhage that stole his mobility. 
  • A new Gaylord Physical Therapy location opened in Madison, enabling locals like Jason Bedford to accelerate his recovery from the life-altering injuries he sustained in a car accident.   
  • Media throughout the Northeast covered the story of Chris Stephenson, a pilot from New Hampshire who traveled hundreds of miles for Gaylord’s expertise after severe COVID nearly claimed his life.
  • Gaylord launched an in-house Certified Nursing Assistant Academy to prepare students to care for patients with complex medical and rehabilitation needs.
  • He’s no ordinary golfer: Catch up with John Casolo - who is 90 years old and blind - as he hits the links with the Gaylord Sports Association.
  • Gaylord’s support of COVID “long-haulers” continued throughout 2022 with outpatient services and a free support group where Willie Collier and Glenn Stevens became “family” with participants who shared similar experiences. 
  • It started with a single Christmas tree. Watch what happened when an anonymous patient’s wish to bring holiday joy to others caught the attention of Amazon representatives.
  • After Guillain-Barre Syndrome left Chicopee resident Lenny Lamarre unable to move, he came to Gaylord for rehabilitation, where he connected with mobility tech Mary Kitchings who survived GBS a decade earlier.
  • NBC 30’s Gabrielle Lucivero experienced the challenges of learning to play sled hockey firsthand with players from Connecticut’s local team, The Gaylord Wolfpack.