Gaylord Hospital
PO Box 400
Wallingford CT 06492
Contact Information
Address PO Box 400
Wallingford, CT 06492-
Telephone (203) 284-2800 x
Fax 203-284-3586
E-mail info@gaylord.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
Our mission is to preserve and enhance a person's health and function.

Gaylord is the place you or your loved one goes to when you want extraordinary care for your complex chronic medical issue or rehabilitation needs. What do you do after your car accident, stroke or brain injury, or you have chronic respiratory problems, and your acute care hospital has stabilized you, but you need more care? You go to Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. For nearly 110 years Gaylord has been a premier provider of medical care, giving to those in the community who need it the excellence in healthcare which they want and deserve.   Our patients count on us to deliver the best, most effective clinical services to get them home as soon as possible with as much independence as possible.   How do we know this? Over 95% of our patients would recommend Gaylord to others. How do we do this? We focus on our patients to give them care beyond the ordinary. As donor Bob Fechtor says of the treatment his wife received after her paralyzing stroke: “Thanks to Gaylord, we had five more happy years together.” (You can listen to Bob’s video on this page). We also hire exceptional people. We are one of only 14 Model Spinal Cord Centers in the nation. Our staff goes beyond ordinary lengths to provide the best solutions for our patients – and for their families.  When the daughter of a patient on a ventilator wanted to get married, what did we do? We held the wedding at Gaylord. We coordinate your care with doctors, nurses, therapists, psychologists and social workers so that you can recover as well as you can, as soon as you can.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1902
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. George Kyriacou
Board Chair Mr. F. Perry (Buck) Wilson Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired Executive Director, Hospital of St. Raphael Foundation
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $76,714,000.00
Projected Expenses $75,552,000.00
Statements
Mission
Our mission is to preserve and enhance a person's health and function.

Gaylord is the place you or your loved one goes to when you want extraordinary care for your complex chronic medical issue or rehabilitation needs. What do you do after your car accident, stroke or brain injury, or you have chronic respiratory problems, and your acute care hospital has stabilized you, but you need more care? You go to Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. For nearly 110 years Gaylord has been a premier provider of medical care, giving to those in the community who need it the excellence in healthcare which they want and deserve.   Our patients count on us to deliver the best, most effective clinical services to get them home as soon as possible with as much independence as possible.   How do we know this? Over 95% of our patients would recommend Gaylord to others. How do we do this? We focus on our patients to give them care beyond the ordinary. As donor Bob Fechtor says of the treatment his wife received after her paralyzing stroke: “Thanks to Gaylord, we had five more happy years together.” (You can listen to Bob’s video on this page). We also hire exceptional people. We are one of only 14 Model Spinal Cord Centers in the nation. Our staff goes beyond ordinary lengths to provide the best solutions for our patients – and for their families.  When the daughter of a patient on a ventilator wanted to get married, what did we do? We held the wedding at Gaylord. We coordinate your care with doctors, nurses, therapists, psychologists and social workers so that you can recover as well as you can, as soon as you can.
Background
Gaylord Hospital was founded in 1902 as a tuberculosis sanatorium and provided long-term treatment during the 50 years when the disease was epidemic. Gaylord's expertise became recognized nationwide. 
In the 1950s, with the discovery of medications that successfully curbed TB’s progress, Gaylord turned its expertise to other forms of rehabilitation beginning with chronic pulmonary disorders, then stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury. The hospital's programs grew over the years and Gaylord established itself as the premier long-term acute care hospital in the state. Today, Gaylord is well known among health care professionals throughout southern New England and metropolitan New York. 
 Gaylord Milestones

•1904 First six patients are admitted

•1912 American playwright Eugene O'Neill is treated for tuberculosis at Gaylord

•1948 Gaylord Farm Sanatorium became Gaylord Hospital to address the health care issues of people with chronic illnesses

•1954 Gaylord became New England's first hospital specializing in comprehensive rehabilitation

•1989 Dedication of The Louis D. Traurig House, a transitional living facility for people with brain injuries

•1991 Gaylord and Yale University School of Medicine establish a professional affiliation

•1993 Dedication of the 60,000 square foot Richard Jackson Pavilion for ambulatory care

•1997 Acquisition of the New Haven Sleep Disorders Center

•2007 Gaylord breaks ground in June for new 36-bed patient pavilion, which opens in December 2008.

•2008 Gaylord partners with Boston Medical Center to become designated by the U.S. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as a Model System of Care for spinal cord injury.This highly competitive designation is renewed in 2011.

• 2011 Gaylord is chosen by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to establish a Community Fitness & Wellness Facility. There are now five others in the nation, and this will be the only one in Connecticut. The CFW will provide training & fitness programs for disabled persons in our region.

• 2011 The independent Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) surveyed Gaylord and gave a glowing review, including comments such as:

“Excellent quality of rehab care”

“Leadership demonstrates commitment & passion to patient care”

•2011 The U.S. Paralympics Committee announces that Gaylord will become an official Paralympic Club.

Impact

 ·       One of only 14 Model Spinal Cord Centers in the country, Gaylord remains a regional leader for patients with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Patient satisfaction surveys show that 100% of our SCI patients would recommend Gaylord’s SCI Program to those who need it.  It is led by Dr. David Rosenblum, named this year as one of Connecticut’s Top Docs.

·       Gaylord’s combination of highly specialized medical care services creates an individualized patient experience based on clinical expertise, attention to the physical and psychological needs of the patient, and support for the family. We find the right balance between hope and possibility of recovery with realistic outcomes.  This is why 96% of our patients would recommend Gaylord to their friends and families.

·       With a renowned expert on staff, Gaylord offers a total continuum of care for patients with acquired brain injury. Our services range from inpatient care, to Traurig House, the only transitional living center for those with acquired brain injury in the tri-state area, to a full range of outpatient services.

·       Our exceptional employees provide great care and give back to the community. Last year they volunteered over 38,000 hours, and over 50% made a gift to the Gaylord Fund. 

·       For the third year in a row, our distinguished Gaylord Sports Association ran the Connecticut Adaptive Sports Weekend for disabled veterans. Over 25 permanently disabled vets were brought here as our guests and trained on adaptive kayaking, rowing, cycling and an adventure course.

·       In the coming year, Gaylord will do all it can to become one of Connecticut’s Top Ten Best Places to work. 

·       We will aim to provide the best-trained staff to our patients, through an extensive, donor-funded education program.

·       We will advance our abilities to train our disabled patients for as independent a life as possible by obtaining more state-of-the-art assistive technology. 

Needs
#1. Gifts to the Gaylord Fund for excellence in patient care.
#2. Assistive technology, which encompasses all aspects of a patient’s needs including environmental controls, communication and functional mobility. Under the direction of speech therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapists, patient needs are assessed and different assistive technology is used to increase a person's functional independence. Assistive technology allows an individual to be as independent as possible.
#3 Telemetry: the remote monitoring of vital heart data which is transmitted to a centralized location.
#4 Ceiling-mounted lifts to maximize patient security and safety for those who require assistance moving from bed to chair.

#5. Gaylord’s Adaptive Sports Program.  The Sports Association provides adaptive sports for people with physical disabilities throughout Connecticut.  Offerings include wheelchair tennis, wheelchair rugby, golf, snow skiing, adaptive cycling and a host of other activities. 

CEO Statement

As a newcomer to the Gaylord family, I have the privilege of seeing care beyond the ordinary in action every day. More than just our motto, it’s a pledge that our top-notch team of specialists take to heart to ensure that each patient receives the highly skilled, individualized care they deserve.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is not your ordinary hospital. It is where you want to come to after you’ve had complex surgery, a serious medical condition or sustained multiple injuries and the acute care hospital says you’re not sick enough to stay there but you’re not well enough to go home. You need more time—under a doctor’s watchful eye—to recover. What do you do?

That’s where Gaylord comes in.

I do see Gaylord as extraordinary. Our patients—whether they come to us for their inpatient, outpatient or sleep medicine care—can count on us to deliver the best, most effective clinical services designed to promote their functionality. This feat, of course, wouldn’t be possible without our talented staff. Our staff goes beyond ordinary lengths to provide the best solutions for our patients. Working together—doctors, nurses, therapists, patients and families—we create “care beyond the ordinary.”

The support of our donors enables our hospital to sustain and continuously improve the gold standard of care for which we are renowned. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that more than 95% of patients would recommend Gaylord to their friends and families!

 

I’m proud to have joined an institution whose staff and donors are so personally vested in ensuring our patients’ swift return to health and function. They make highly-regarded, personalized patient care not just possible, but a priority.

 

George M. Kyriacou
President and Chief Executive Office

Board Chair Statement

Gaylord Hospital is one of our state’s greatest assets. No one thinks about – much less plans for- what they would do when faced with a chronic medical condition or disabling injury. Gaylord Hospital is the place that thousands of people and their families turn to each year when they ask the question: “What do I do now?” From medical care to rehabilitation to patient advocacy, Gaylord Hospital is a tremendous, much-needed resource for the residents of Connecticut. It is one of only two licensed chronic disease hospitals in the state and is considered the premier facility of its type. I am proud to be affiliated with Gaylord Hospital and honored that I have the opportunity to lead its efforts on its journey to excellence.

 

William J. Simione, Jr.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gaylord Hospital

 

Managing Partner

Simione Consultants, LLC

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Health Care / Speciality Hospitals
Secondary Organization Category Health Care / Rehabilitative Care
Areas Served
State wide
All of Connecticut, and parts of New York and New England.
Programs
Description

Our Medically Complex Program is for patients with serious medical issues due to illness or injury and who require 24-hour medical and nursing supervision. The program also suits those who have generalized poor endurance and strength because of extensive surgical procedures, cancer, infections or other major organ problems.

Our services include:

•           Ventilator weaning

•           Post-operative organ transplant care

•           Moderate sedation

•           Cardiac telemetry

•           Bronchoscopy

•           Wound care team

•           Radiology

•           Central lines/PICC lines

•           Laboratory services

•           Chest tubes

•           Peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis

•           Phlebotomy

•           Bariatric care

•           Destination vent training

•           IV medications

•           Blood transfusions

•           ACLS certified nursing care

•           Registered dietitian and nutritional counseling

•           Clinical pharmacy services

•           24/7/365 coverage by physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists

•           Accredited by the Joint Commission

•           Gaylord Hospital has full facilities for pulmonary testing and exercise      tolerance studies

Population Served / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description

Rehabilitation is one of our hallmark services. Rehabilitation at Gaylord consists of:

  • Brain Injury Program - for patients emerging from coma following injury
  • Neurological Rehabilitation - for the treatment of neurological disorders such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, muscular dystrophy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, post-polio syndrome and multiple sclerosis
  • Orthopedics Program - for patients with musculoskeletal problems caused by disease or injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury Program - for patients who have experienced injury as well as those with nerve diseases and tumors affecting spinal function
  • Stroke Program - for patients with functional deficit due to stroke
  • Gaylord is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Gaylord Hospital is one of only 14 Model Spinal Cord Injury Centers in the country designated by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Gaylord is a premier partner in MYOMO (My Own Motion) neurorobotic technology
Population Served / /
Description

Gaylord Sleep Medicine can put you on the way to sleeping well again. We offer consultative and diagnostic services at our centers in Glastonbury, Guilford, North Haven and Trumbull. Each one of our centers features high quality accommodations in a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere.

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Gaylord takes sleep medicine seriously. Our physicians are board-certified in sleep medicine as well as neurology, pediatrics, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry. Gaylord has an active research program led by Meir Kryger, M.D., an internationally known expert in sleep medicine.

Quality sleep is crucial to your health. Medical studies have linked a risk of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular disease, obesity and attention deficit disorder to sleep disorders.

We also work with children from infancy through adolescence. Our sleep centers are even designed for parents who wish to stay with their child overnight.

Population Served / /
Description The Traurig Transitional Living Center is an eight-bed residential care home on our campus for patients with acquired brain injury. It is the only center of its kind in Connecticut and 99% of Traurig residents return to the community.
Population Served / /
CEO/Executive Director
Mr. George Kyriacou
Term Start Nov 2011
Email gkyriacou@gaylord.org
Experience

George Kyriacou, of Hanover Health Care in Pennsylvania, was selected last Fall to succeed retiring Gaylord President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Cullen. 

“After an extensive search that began in January, the Board is confident that we have found the ideal chief executive in George,” said William Simione, then Chair of the Gaylord Hospital Board of Directors. “He is the right person to lead Gaylord at a time when the very fabric of the health care system is changing.”

Before coming to Gaylord, George served as president and chief executive officer of Hanover Health Care, a 106-bed acute care hospital. 

Kyriacou is no stranger to the Connecticut health care scene.  Before his three-year stint at Hanover Health Care—where he achieved financial turnaround of the hospital with a $3.5 million operating margin—Kyriacou was instrumental in the development of the Hartford Healthcare System (HHCS) over two decades, first as vice president of administration and professional services at Meriden-Wallingford Hospital (now MidState Medical Center which is owned by HHCS) in the late 1980s,then vice president of system development at HHCS and executive vice president and chief operating officer at MidState Medical Center. 

Given his 30 years in the health care industry, Kyriacou brings experience in strategic planning, business development, philanthropic fundraising, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, and physician recruitment and integration within acute care hospitals and ambulatory centers in the Northeast.

Kyriacou received his bachelor’s degree in urban studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he also earned his master’s degree in public health administration.

“As health care reform progresses,” Kyriacou said, “Gaylord is well positioned to work with Connecticut’s acute care hospitals to enhance clinical care and contribute to controlling the cost of providing high quality health care.”

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 582
Number of Part Time Staff 247
Number of Volunteers 219
Number of Contract Staff 37
Staff Retention Rate 99%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 71
Asian American/Pacific Islander 17
Caucasian 684
Hispanic/Latino 55
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 1 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 169
Female 656
Unspecified 4
Board Chair
Mr. F. Perry (Buck) Wilson Jr.
Company Affiliation Retired Executive Director, Hospital of St. Raphael Foundation
Term Dec 2011 to Dec 2013
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Thomas Balcezak M.D.Vice President, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Mr. Michael K. Brooder Marcum LLP
Mr. Edward H. Cantor Retired Attorney
Mr. Gary L. Carter Director of Investments, City of Hartford Pension Commission
Dr. Peter Deckers M.D.University of Connecticut Health Center
Ms. Kim A. Healey Executive Director, NewAlliance Foundation
Mr. Michael Hoben Retired CEO & Chairman, Benefit Capital Management Company
Dr. Emily Littman Ph.DPrincipal, Clinical Neuropsychology
Mr. Robert J. Lyons Jr.President, The Bilco Company
Ms. Carol Milne Family of former patient, philanthropist
Mr. Robert J. Mobeck Principal, Olson Mobeck & Associates, Inc.
Mr. James Moniello Executive Vice President, PMA Management Corp.
Dr. Edward O'Connor Ph.DDean, School of Health Sciences, Quinnipiac University
Dr. Marie V. Roberto Ph.D.Retired
Dr. Karen A. Scappaticci Ph.DRetired Executive, Pfizer
Mr. William J. Simione Jr.Managing Principal, Simione Consultants, LLC
Mr. Jeffrey A. Stein President, Synectic Engineering, Inc.
Ms. Diana Wakerly Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Dr. Ethan Weiner M.D.Retired Executive, Pfizer
Dr. Horatio W. Yeung Ph.DManaging Director, Quest Diagnostics
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 6
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2012
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2013
Projected Revenue $76,714,000.00
Projected Expenses $75,552,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Revenue$69,018,827$70,515,114$68,049,370
Total Expenses$70,781,574$70,761,072$69,593,695
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201120102009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,047,821$1,886,776$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified----$0
Individual Contributions----$0
----$1,689,075
$66,776,439$67,358,336$66,535,150
Investment Income, Net of Losses$687,530$564,409($675,489)
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events----$0
Revenue In-Kind----$0
Other$507,037$705,593$500,634
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense$54,357,451$54,688,319$54,488,376
Administration Expense$15,785,363$15,447,664$14,529,110
Fundraising Expense$638,760$625,089$576,209
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.000.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%77%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue61%33%34%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$87,088,723$93,186,921$94,636,161
Current Assets$12,207,523$12,553,896$14,810,871
Long-Term Liabilities$25,909,578$27,458,485$20,390,000
Current Liabilities$26,067,233$23,529,688$31,302,241
Total Net Assets$35,111,912$42,198,748$42,943,920
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201120102009
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Medicare $28,673,155
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Medicaid $12,225,918
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Blue Cross $11,245,837
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.470.530.47
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets30%29%22%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
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Address PO Box 400
Wallingford, CT 06492
Primary Phone 203 284-2800
Contact Email info@gaylord.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. George Kyriacou
Board Chair Mr. F. Perry (Buck) Wilson Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired Executive Director, Hospital of St. Raphael Foundation

 

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