By BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
November 23, 2020 at 10:30 AM
YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Vinny Malvarosa, a 51-year-old Yorktown resident, went to the emergency room on Wednesday, March 11, with a fever.
“I thought I would be gone two or three hours,” he said. “Instead, I was gone 103 days.”
At the hospital, Malvarosa was diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia and tested positive for COVID-19. Around midnight on Saturday, March 14, he was intubated and slipped into a month-long coma.
“One doctor said when she was given my case, she was told I wouldn’t live beyond the next couple of days,” Malvarosa said. “Somehow, I persevered and woke up sometime in mid-April. I couldn’t lift my arm to scratch my nose, but I was alive.”
Malvarosa spent the next two months in a rehab...
New Haven Biz, Nov. 1, 2020
By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
For Sonja LaBarbera, the best part of her job is seeing patients get well again and walk out the door.
In early 2019, LaBarbera became the first woman to serve as president and CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in its history. The 137-bed Wallingford-based nonprofit hospital provides rehabilitation for people who have been injured in traumatic accidents or suffered an acute illness, such as a stroke. LaBarbera oversees a staff of 935 employees at the organization, which had annual revenue of $81.2 million in 2019.
By Devin Leith-Yessian, Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — Coming home from a month of hospitalization for coronavirus treatment in late April, Vic Gara was determined to get back to work but lacked stamina and sometimes was unable to remember his computer passwords.
The first coronavirus patient to be discharged from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare on April 24, he’s become an evangelist for the hospital’s outpatient recovery program. The program aims to go beyond addressing the respiratory issues many COVID patients struggle with during recovery and also assist with the neurological, cognitive and physical complications.
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