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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Earns Top Workplace, Top Leader Honors

Friday, Oct 01, 2021

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, September 30, 2021 — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, was named a Hearst Connecticut Media Top Workplace, ranking third among large companies throughout Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties.

The Top Workplace awards program recognizes organizations for their commitment to excellence. Organizations participating in the program are evaluated based on feedback from an anonymous, voluntary 24-question employee engagement survey that evaluates workplace culture, company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation and benefits. 

Hearst Connecticut Media also named President and CEO Sonja LaBarbera as winner of the region’s “Top Leader” award within the large employer category.

With only 56 companies throughout Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties making the 2021 list, LaBarbera stated that the award is a “true testament” to Gaylord’s patient- and employee-centric culture.

“There is no higher honor than to be recognized by our own employees who are the backbone of everything we do at Gaylord,” she said. “Our staff are united in Gaylord’s mission because they are deeply invested in our patients’ recoveries and their present – and future – quality of life which makes their work even more meaningful.”

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system that provides inpatient and outpatient care for people at every point in their journey from illness or injury to maximum recovery. Headquartered in Wallingford, Conn., since its founding in 1902, today Gaylord serves a mix of local, regional, national and international patients. Go to for more information.



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