WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, September 20, 2022 – Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, announces that it has received a $50,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven - Anne Hope Bennett Fund and Ruth A. Meier Fund.
The grant funding supports Gaylord’s ongoing project to renovate and upgrade patient rooms, nursing areas and technology.
“We are grateful to the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven for their generosity,” said Roslyn Gilhuly, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare associate vice president, development operations and campaign initiatives.
“The grant supports our multi-year renovation project to support outstanding outcomes for patients from Greater New Haven and beyond. Our patients are at the center of all we do. Because our patients’ average length of stay is at least 26 days, ensuring that their time with us is as supportive, productive, safe and comfortable as possible is of utmost importance to the entire Gaylord team. This generous gift from the Community Foundation validates our mission to enhance health, maximize function and transform lives.”
The grant joins two other active grants from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven that currently support programs for individuals with visual impairments and blindness.
About The Community Foundation:
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the U.S. and was established in 1928 as the permanent charitable endowment for New Haven and its surrounding communities of: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge.
In 2020, The Foundation began implementing a 5-year strategic plan and enacted new mission and vision statements toward expanding opportunity and equity in Greater New Haven. In 2021, it launched Stepping Forward, a $26 million commitment to addressing the impact of COVID-19 and advancing racial equity. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations of Greater New Haven to build an ever more connected, inclusive, equitable and philanthropic community.
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. Gaylord's Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation is a hub for accelerating world-class rehabilitative research, technology development and innovation to improve the quality of life and function of people around the world. Together, these entities deliver a complete continuum of rehabilitative care driven by clinical experience, innovation and human compassion.