Gaylord Hospital
50 Gaylord Farm Road
PO Box 400
Wallingford CT 06492
Contact Information
Address 50 Gaylord Farm Road
PO Box 400
Wallingford, CT 06492-
Telephone (203) 284-2800 x
Fax 203-284-3586
E-mail GaylordDevelopment@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 more than a century Gaylord has been a premier provider of medical care, giving to those in the community who need 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.”  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. Robert Lyons Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation President & CEO, The Bilco Company
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
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 more than a century Gaylord has been a premier provider of medical care, giving to those in the community who need 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.”  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. Through strategic planning and growth Gaylord has established itself as the premier specialty hospital in the state and region.  Gaylord Specialty Hospital 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 Dedication of the 60,000 square foot Jackson Pavilion for ambulatory care

•1993 Gaylord and Yale University School of Medicine establish a professional affiliation

•1995 Gaylord joins National Handicapped Sports Association, now know as Disabled Sports USA 

•2006 Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine North Haven location opens

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

•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 with BU/HSC/Gaylord and 2016 it is renewed with Spaulding/Harvard/Gaylord.

• 2011 Gaylord is chosen by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to establish a Community Fitness & Wellness Facility.

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

“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.

•2012 Gaylord acquires the ONLY Ekso Bionic Exoskeleton in CT
 
•2013 Gaylord establishes the Center for Concussion Care
 
•2014 Gaylord earns designation as Center of Excellence for Passy-Muir and Vapotherm
 
•2016 Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine opens a site in Cheshire
 
2017 Gaylord applies to become the only hospital in Connecticut, and potentially in the nation, to become CARF accredited in three specialty areas; Spinal Cord, Brain Injury and Stroke inpatient and outpatient services.

 

 
Impact
    • In November of 2017 Gaylord Hospital received word that our Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) application and inspection has resulted in our hospital being the only accredited hospital in New England, and most likely in all of the United States, for three sub-specialties; Spinal Cord, Brain Injury and Stroke treatment and rehabilitation. This distinction puts us well on our desired strategic path to becoming a world-wide rehabilitation destination center.

    • Gaylord Hospital is part of the Model System of Care for Spinal Cord Injury of which we are one of only 14 in the nation. 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, who has been named 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.

Needs

Five Most Pressing Needs

 Hooker/Lyman Unit upgrades- Our 2 patient wings, Lyman and Hooker, which have not been updated since the 1970s need to be renovated. 

 

Guest Cottages – We hope to build several cottages on our hospital campus for families of patients who wish to be near their loved ones during their hospital stay.

 

Interdenominational Chapel – There are improvements planned for a better chapel space that will continue to accommodate patients of all faiths. The new improved chapel will allow for better privacy of those worshipping.

 

Infection Control Machine – the hospital seeks to purchase the best, state of the art infection control system.  

 

Technology upgrades- Our IT department needs help improving technology systems that will support patient and staff needs. 

CEO Statement It is my privilege to be working with a dedicated leadership and clinical team as well as highly motivated employees who are determined to provide the best medical rehabilitation to our patients. Together we have driven a major positive culture change over the past six years that has propelled us into a new era of healthcare outcomes and possibilities. We continue to have a wonderful reputation in our community and throughout New England. It is a place where miracles can happen and everyone believes in "Think Possible".

This culture plays a very key role in serving the patients who choose us and in our patient satisfaction surveys which show they would recommend us to others 96% of the time. Gaylord plays a very critical role in the continuum of healthcare. There is no better rehabilitation care for Spinal Cord, Stroke, Brain Injury, Pulmonary, Respiratory, or Complex Medical Care patients than Gaylord Hospital. The global gains of our patients far exceed those of other long te1m rehabilitation settings. Who comes to the hospital? Our inpatients are age 15 through older adults who have experienced a catastrophic accident or illness. If you have had complex surgery, a serious medical problem or have sustained multiple injuries, and need medical care and/or rehabilitation, Gaylord is where you want to come.

Patients come here to begin the journey to recovery, independence, and to regain as much functionality as they can. Our teams of physicians, therapists, nurses and care managers work with each patient and their families to gain the best outcomes possible. Many patients return to join our staff, volunteer their time and expertise, and they and their families contribute as donors.

After leaving the hospital, we continue caring for our patients by providing an extensive number of outpatient therapies, both at the Wallingford campus and at our outpatient facilities in North Haven and Cheshire. With over a century of experience with pulmonary and respiratory conditions, we've also developed partnerships that have improved ventilation weaning and allowed our patients to utilize state-of-the-art robotics and equipment that has increased their rate of recovery and decreased their hospital stay.

Gaylord is a unique, special place that gives hope back to many who felt forlorn after a terrible accident or disease. You can count on our well-trained, highly-skilled and compassionate staff to provide the best solutions for our patients and their families. Our donors are committed to making gifts that allow us to keep offering care beyond the ordinary.

The future is very bright for Gaylord. It is our plan to attract major philanthropists to our destination center strategy. With so much at stake for patients in our care, it is with determination and excitement that we seek to widen our circles of influence.
Board Chair Statement Gaylord Hospital is one of our greatest assets. No one thinks about about - mch less plans for - what they would do when faced with a cronic medical condition or disabling injury. Gaylord Hospital is the place that thousands of people and their families turn to each year when asked 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 facilty of its type. I am proud to be affiliated with Gaylord Hospital and honored that I have the opportunity to lead its effort of excellence.

Robert Lyons
Chairman of the oard of Directors Gaylord Hospital
President & CEO, The Bilco Company
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Health Care / Speciality Hospitals
Secondary Organization Category Health Care / Rehabilitative Care
Areas Served
State wide
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
All of Connecticut, and parts of New York and New England.
Programs
Description

Complex Medical Care is for patients with serious medical issues due to illness or injury and who require 24-hour medical and nursing supervision. The medical division is staffed by hospitalists. The program also suits those who have generalized poor endurance and strength because of extensive surgical procedures, cancer, wounds, infections or other major organ or system 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 function testing and exercise tolerance studies

Population Served Adults / Adolescents Only (13-19 years) /
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:

  • Brain Injury Program: Treats patients following brain injury following illness or accident. Our Early Recovery Program is for patients who are not yet able to tolerate an aggressive therapy schedule, but expected to progress. 
  • Neurological Rehabilitation: Is customized for disorders such as ALS, MD, MS, Guillain-Barré syndrome or post-polio syndrome  with goals to maximize function.
  • Orthopedics Program: Often following a major multiple trauma with resulting musculoskeletal deficits or amputation.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Program: Specialty programs for adults and adolescents who have experienced an injury, as well as those with nerve diseases and tumors affecting spinal function.
  • Stroke Program:  Offers aggressive therapy and medical management for patients with functional deficits due to stroke. The Young Stroke Program is geared to those who will return to work or school.
  • ONLY CARF accredited Stroke Specialty Program in CT
  • One of only 14 Model Spinal Cord Injury Centers in the country 
Population Served Adults / Adolescents Only (13-19 years) /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
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 98% of Traurig residents return to the community. While residing in the transitional living facility, the residents receive aggressive day treatment therapy programs. 
Population Served Adults / Adolescents Only (13-19 years) /
CEO/Executive Director
Mr. George Kyriacou
Term Start Nov 2011
Email gkyriacou@gaylord.org
Experience

Mr. Kyriacou began serving as president and chief executive officer in November 2011. His experience in healthcare administration is extensive. Prior to joining Gaylord, Mr. Kyriacou was the president and chief executive officer of Hanover Health Care in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Previous to his role at Hanover he was instrumental in the development of the Hartford Healthcare System (HHCS) for 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 as vice president of system development at HHCS and executive vice president and chief operating officer at MidState Medical Center.

With over 30 years in the healthcare industry, he 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. Mr. 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 healthcare.”

 

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 496
Number of Part Time Staff 415
Number of Volunteers 260
Number of Contract Staff 47
Staff Retention Rate 85%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 88
Asian American/Pacific Islander 27
Caucasian 729
Hispanic/Latino 67
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 173
Female 738
Unspecified 0
Collaborations

Collaboration 

Gaylord Hospital partners with other agencies that service similar patient populations. We have co-sponsored conferences with the Multiple Sclerosis Society as well as a brain injury conference with the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut (BIAC). We have employees who sit on the Board of Directors for both BIAC and the National Spinal Cord Association of Connecticut. Dr. Alyse Sicklick, a member of the Gaylord medical staff, is part of a committee of the American Heart Association that is working on creating Best Practice Guidelines for the treatment of individuals who have had strokes, starting when the person arrives at the Emergency Department. Dr. David Rosenblum, also a member of our medical staff, spends one day a week at Yale New Haven Hospital collaborating with the doctors and staff to ease the transition of patients to Gaylord Hospital. Gaylord partners with St. Raphael’s to manage the hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. We have also worked with the Hospital for Special Care to present the Stop Trauma Program (now called “Think First”) to local youth. Mark Powers, Physician Assistant, serves as Secretary on the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut. The Community Relations Committee at Gaylord coordinates fundraisers such as dress down day once a month for the Hospital’s Casual for Causes program. The proceeds from these events are donated to charitable causes identified by the committee, such as the Alzheimer’s Association, the Heart Association and the Cancer Society, to name a few.     

Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (Adults, Adolescents, Children)CARF Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs2014
Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults, Adolescents, Children)CARF Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs2014
Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults)CARF Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs2014
Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Program: Spinal Cord System of Care (Adult, Adolescents, Children)s)CARF Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs2014
Board Chair
Mr. Robert Lyons Jr.
Company Affiliation President & CEO, The Bilco Company
Term Dec 2016 to Dec 2018
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Michael Brooder CPAMarcum, LLP
Mr. Gary L. Carter MBA, MSDirector of Investments, City of Hartford Pension Commission
Dr. Peter Deckers M.D.University of Connecticut Health Center
Mr. Connor Dolan Vice President at GSB Wealth Management
Mr. Todd Fonner Chief Investment Officer at RenaissanceRE Holdings Ltd
Dr. Kim Hartmann PhD, OTR/L, FAOTAInterim Dean, School of Health Sciences, Quinnipiac University
Mr. Michael Hoben Retired CEO & Chairman, Benefit Capital Management Company
Dr. Stephen Holland M.D., MPA, FACEP, FAPWAVice President and Chief Medical Officer Gaylord Hospital
Mr. George Kyriacou President and Chief Executive Officer Gaylord Hospital
Dr. Emily Littman Ph.DPrincipal, Clinical Neuropsychology
Mr. Gus Marchetti Principal at MBI Company Group, LLC
Mr. Robert McHugh Chief Financial Officer at Infiltrator Systems, Inc.
Dr. George M Milne Board Member at BioStorage Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Robert J. Mobeck CFA, CFP, CICPrincipal, Olson Mobeck & Associates, Inc.
Dr. Ryan O'Connell M.D.Vice President, Performance and Risk Management at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System
Mr. Frank Piantidosi Senior Advisor, Pine Point Partners, LLC
Dr. Marie V. Roberto BSN, Dr.PH, MSNYale School of Public Health
Dr. Karen A. Scappaticci MBA, Ph.DRetired Executive, Pfizer
Mr. William J. Simione Jr.Managing Principal, Simione Consultants, LLC
Ms. Diana Wakerly Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Dr. Ethan Weiner M.D.Retired Executive, Pfizer
Dr. Perry Wilson M.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale University
Mr. F. Perry Wilson Jr.Retired, Executive Director, Hospital of St. Raphael Foundation
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 3 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 19
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Standing Committees
Executive
Nominating
Investment
Human Resources / Personnel
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
CEO Comments

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.

 

 

Robert Lyons,

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gaylord Hospital

President & CEO, The Bilco Company

 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2018
Projected Revenue $78,730,070.00
Projected Expenses $78,073,900.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$74,107,712$74,977,037$78,762,822
Total Expenses$72,080,301$72,482,420$75,299,101
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,346,909$1,190,558$985,043
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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$71,811,940$71,681,654$73,820,223
Investment Income, Net of Losses$550,543$1,362,756$3,004,810
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$398,320$742,069$952,746
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$59,086,062$59,074,626$61,175,157
Administration Expense$12,466,773$12,785,679$13,581,606
Fundraising Expense$527,467$622,115$542,338
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.031.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%82%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue39%52%55%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$90,438,303$87,772,654$90,122,226
Current Assets$23,144,882$20,391,086$18,103,485
Long-Term Liabilities$29,489,601$21,391,652$21,191,351
Current Liabilities$21,695,175$20,915,415$19,361,205
Total Net Assets$39,253,527$45,465,587$49,569,670
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $78,823CT Health and Education Facilities Authority (CHEFA) $75,000CT Health and Education Facilities Authority (CHEFA) $75,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountConnectiCare $25,965The Werth Family Foundaiton $50,000The Werth Family Foundaiton $50,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --ConnectiCare $17,052ConnectiCare $25,965
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.070.970.94
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets33%24%24%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
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Address 50 Gaylord Farm Road
PO Box 400
Wallingford, CT 06492
Primary Phone 203 284-2800
CEO/Executive Director Mr. George Kyriacou
Board Chair Mr. Robert Lyons Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation President & CEO, The Bilco Company

 

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