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Welcome to Gaylord

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.

Gaylord is widely recognized for its leadership in treating patients with a spinal cord injury, brain Injury, or stroke and those requiring pulmonary, cardiac, or complex medical care, as well as sports-related injuries. It is the only rehabilitation system licensed as a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) in Connecticut that is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for both inpatient and outpatient programs.

The system is anchored by Gaylord Hospital and includes Gaylord Outpatient Services and Gaylord Physical Therapy. Together, these entities deliver a complete continuum of rehab care driven by technology, research, clinical experience, and compassion.

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CT healthcare heroes honored for resiliency, care on frontlines of pandemic

 

WTNH Channel 8
by: WTNH Staff

Posted: 

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut’s healthcare heroes were recognized Thursday night in a ceremony in Farmington...

Honoree Lisa Kalafus, vice president and Chief Nursing Officer at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, told News 8, “I couldn’t honestly do it without the tremendous support of our team at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. Our nurses, especially our frontline staff, we need their expertise and their input to make great changes and to improve patient outcomes. It’s a true honor.”

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Madison stroke victim keeps dancing as she works to regain speech, language skills

New Haven Register
By Pam McLoughlin
Nov. 21, 2021

 

The 68-year-old retired hospice nurse couldn’t utter a word, however, because the part of her brain centered on speech and language had been damaged. “I danced from the minute I got up from my stroke,” Gallagher said. “Dance is my main creative outlet and thank God it is preserved,”...

Technology Transforms Lives  #GivingTuesday

Technology Transforms Lives #GivingTuesday

"Show Me the Numbers"
Physical Therapy Products (pg. 18)
By Melanie Hamilton-Basich

Monitoring a patient's physical therapy process is not simple, but equipment designed to assess and track movements using concrete data can surely help. At Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford, Conn, therapists routinely use these solutions to lay the groundwork for a plan of care as well as communicate more clearly with patients.

"With these solutions, you can gather data and educate and talk with patients about how they are doing in a meaningful way," said Kayla Morin, PT, DPT, Outpatient Therapist, Level 2 Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist at Gaylord. Learn more about our technology #GivingTuesday goal

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