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Preview Party to Offer Exclusive Glimpse of PBS Show Featuring Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Advance of Global Debut

Friday, Sep 17, 2021

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, September 15, 2021 — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare will host an exclusive preview party on Thursday, October 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. to debut a new episode of the popular Public Broadcasting series “Travels & Traditions with Burt Wolf” which features the rehabilitation-focused healthcare system.

Titled “The Hospital of the Future,” the half-hour episode celebrates Gaylord’s 120-year history and unique, patient-centered care and clinical innovation through the first-hand perspective of its patients and staff.

Gaylord President and CEO Sonja LaBarbera explained that she is thrilled to share Gaylord’s unique “Think Possible” culture at the preview event and on the global stage.

“This feature is an opportunity for the world to see the details that differentiate Gaylord. To our patients, Gaylord means hope and possibility. Our commitment to holistic care defines our patient experience and each member of our team brings a unique passion and expertise for recovery. This special allows viewers to witness our process firsthand.”

“The Hospital of the Future” episode will be broadcast this fall on Public Television to 90% of homes in the United States, then translated into Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Mandarin and Korean and syndicated to an international audience of more than 100 million.

Attendees will enjoy live music, abundant hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and networking with key decision makers and influencers in the region. Event proceeds will benefit the Gaylord Fund which supports enhancements and improvements to all facets of the care and rehabilitation provided to every patient.

For more information on tickets or sponsorships, please contact Katelyn Muolo, Assistant Director of Events & Donor Relations, at (203) 741-3454 or

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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