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Cheshire Resident Peter Grevelding Appointed Executive Director, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, November 5, 2020 — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Vice President of Clinical Operations Peter Grevelding, PT, MSPT, NCS, was appointed Executive Director of the recently launched Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation.

Located within Gaylord’s Wallingford headquarters, the Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation aims to leverage non-profit rehabilitation-based healthcare system’s expertise in brain and spinal cord injuries, complex strokes, amputations and pulmonary diseases to conduct research and develop evidence-based practices and applied technologies with the potential to change lives around the world.

Sonja LaBarbera, President and CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, said, “We are incredibly fortunate to have Pete leading the Milne Institute. Since joining Gaylord as a physical therapist 16 years ago, Pete has taken on many new roles and responsibilities, bringing tremendous value and expertise to each position he has held.” 


A Gaylord employee since 2004, the Cheshire resident is responsible for the oversight of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s clinical areas, including leadership of the Admissions, Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy, Respiratory and Care Management departments. Grevelding has spearheaded the growth of Gaylord’s existing research program as an opportunity to share Gaylord’s experience and expertise.

For more information on the Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation, please visit

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut, that provides inpatient and outpatient care for people at every point in their journey from illness or injury to maximum recovery.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is anchored by Gaylord Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital, and includes Gaylord Outpatient Services and Gaylord Physical Therapy for patients who require diagnosis and treatment on an outpatient basis. Together, these entities deliver a complete continuum of rehab care driven by technology, research, clinical experience, and human compassion. For more information visit