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Q&A with Sonja LaBarbera: Taking care of staff at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2023

By Lise Klein
Sept. 17, 2023

Expanded meditation and wellness programs, a certified nursing assistant academy and added opportunities for research are among the recent initiatives at Wallingford’s Gaylord Specialty Healthcare spearheaded by President and CEO Sonja LaBarbera.

LaBarbera, 49, took the top job at Gaylord in 2019 and soon faced the challenge of dealing with the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping the nonprofit health system’s expansion on track...

LaBarbera is 2023 winner of the Top Leader award in the large employers category in the Hearst Connecticut Media Top Workplaces contest; she also won in 2021.

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