WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, December 17, 2019 - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare today announced the appointment of Connor F. Dolan as Chairman of the Wallingford-based health care system’s Board of Directors.
Dolan, a Senior Wealth Advisor with Fair Street Advisors, explained that it didn’t take long after joining the Gaylord board in 2017 to “fall in love with Gaylord and its mission”.
“I am so passionate about what Gaylord does for its patients,” he explained. “Life can change in an instant. I’ve seen lives that have been turned upside down by illness or injury that have been completely transformed here.”
“I look forward to helping Gaylord continuously evolve to best meet the needs of our patients and families. We’re dedicated to making the future as bright as possible,” he continued.
“The energy that Connor brings to the table is unmatched,” said Sonja LaBarbera, MSOL, MS CCC/SLP, President and CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare.
“His deep understanding of non-profits and extensive financial expertise will be incredible assets as we grow and make decisions based on what is best for our patients.”
The Guilford resident succeeds former Gaylord Chairman of the Board, Robert J. Lyons, Jr.
A graduate of Lynn University in Florida, Dolan is the former President of the Board of Directors of the SARAH Foundation and is a Connecticut Special Olympics volunteer and coach. He also volunteers as a Smart About Money budget coach with Women and Family Life in Guilford and is an active mentor with the Guilford Youth Mentoring program.
About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system located 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 includes three components. Gaylord Hospital offers medical rehabilitation for acute illnesses, accidents, or complex medical conditions. Gaylord Outpatient Services offers nearly 40 programs for a wide range of conditions. Gaylord Physical Therapy provides orthopedic rehabilitation for recovery from surgery or injury.