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Why Gaylord?

Our Difference

What makes Gaylord among the best in the country at helping patients recover and return to the highest quality of life?

Latest technology

Our teams work with the most advanced technology, all based on the latest research and best practices

Restorative setting

Recover in our serene 400-acre campus with a view of the lush countryside and our stunning courtyards

Nationally ranked

Gaylord Hospital is the only long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. with our unique level of CARF accreditation

Renowned research

Through the Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation, we offer patients the opportunity to participate in the latest research

Leading Experts

Our doctors and care team are nationally recognized experts in spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke care and more

Private Rooms

All Gaylord patient rooms are private for a positive healing process

Proven outcomes

We pride ourselves on our patient outcomes. Gaylord's readmission rate is 3.6% lower than the national average

Highly accredited

Gaylord Hospital is highly accredited by CARF, The Joint Commission, AACVPR, Passy Muir, and more

By the Numbers:

Of patients had no post-discharge hospitalizations (FY 2019)
Gaylord's readmission rate is 3.6% lower than the national average
Of residents rated their overall stay as a positive experience (FY 2021)
Of residents were discharged back into the community (FY 2021)
Patient Testimonials

Don't take our word for it

"They take care of the whole family, not just the patient...And they do whatever they can do to get people back their lives."

Eileen Mendez | Mother of Patient

"As you walk down the hall, almost every single staff member was greeting us with a smile. It was like being at home.”

Bill Harpin | Father of Former Patient

"I don't feel like a patient, I feel like a part of the family here at Gaylord."


Theresa Baskin | Former Patient 

CARF Accredited

Gaylord is the only long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. with its unique level of CARF accreditation

Gaylord is CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited for all inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs and has specialty accreditation for its spinal cord, stroke, and brain injury programs. Gaylord is one of two long-term acute care hospitals in the world, and the only one of its kind in the U.S., with this unique level of CARF accreditation.

Video Tour

Take a video tour and explore our stunning campus for yourself

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is located in Wallingford, Connecticut, on a beautiful 400-acre campus. All of our rooms are private and each room has a view of either the lush countryside or one of our landscaped courtyards.

Awards & Accreditations

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