Hartford Business Journal
Oct. 5, 2020
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Connecticut's short-term acute care hospitals, particularly the big ones, tend to get the most media attention, especially during the COVID-19 surge in April, when they were on the front lines.
Connecticut’s two long-term care hospitals — the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain and Wallingford’s Gaylord Specialty Healthcare — play a crucial role in providing care and rehabilitation for elderly and seriously injured or ill patients.
At the respective helms of HFSC and Gaylord are CEOs Lynn Ricci and Sonja LaBarbera.
Sonja LaBarbera, CEO, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
Combined, the two care providers — which have a different mix of patients and payers — serve tens of thousands of inpatients and outpatients each year and bring in about $190 million in revenue.
LaBarbera is overseeing an ongoing $10-million renovation on her Wallingford campus.