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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Earns CARF Accreditations for Commitment to Quality Care and Outcomes

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, October 27, 2020 – Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system based in Wallingford, Connecticut, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded its twelfth consecutive Three-Year-Term of Accreditation from CARF International for its inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs.

Gaylord is also the only entity in Connecticut – and is among just a few worldwide – to earn additional CARF accreditations for inpatient and outpatient spinal cord, stroke and brain injury specialty programs.

This decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows Gaylord’s substantial conformance to CARF International standards. To receive the Three-Year Accreditation, Gaylord has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

In a letter to Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, Brian Boon, President and CEO of CARF International stated,
“Your organization should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation. This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, visit the CARF website at

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut, that provides inpatient and outpatient care for people at every point in their journey from illness or injury to maximum recovery.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is anchored by Gaylord Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital, and includes Gaylord Outpatient services and Gaylord Physical Therapy for patients who require diagnosis and treatment on an outpatient basis. Together, these entities deliver a continuum of rehab care driven by technology, research, clinical experience, and human compassion. For more information visit