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, and many well-known individuals - including American playwright Eugene O'Neill - took advantage of its rehabilitative care and services.
The 1950s, with the discovery of medications that successfully curbed the disease'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. – less–ZoomInfo