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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Awarded $4.5 Million in State Bond Funding for New Electronic Medical Records System

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, August 2, 2022 – Gaylord Specialty Healthcare announced that the State Bond Commission, led by Governor Lamont, recently approved $4.5 million in state bond funds for the replacement of its 18-year-old electronic medical records system (EMR). The new MEDITECH Expanse system provides patient portal e-prescribing; scanning, archiving electronic patient signatures; real-time clinical decision support; real-time clinical and financial analytics and quality and safety surveillance efforts. In addition, this system will allow Gaylord to connect to the national EPIC healthcare system for patient record portability.

“We are deeply grateful to Representative Mary Mushinsky, Speaker of the House Matthew Ritter, and Representative Liz Linehan for their tireless advocacy on our behalf, and to Governor Ned Lamont for his leadership,” said Gaylord Specialty Healthcare President and CEO Sonja LaBarbera. 

With patients most often coming to Gaylord directly from acute care hospitals following a life-altering illness or injury, LaBarbera noted that the upgraded system will allow for “streamlined communications with referring hospitals and physicians and an expedited admission process for patients in need of Gaylord’s complex medical and rehabilitative expertise.”

“This investment in Gaylord will be felt state-wide and will help us provide seamless delivery of care for our patients - and their families - when they need it most,” she stated.

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.



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