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Restoring Historic Building on Gaylord Hospital’s Wallingford Campus

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare organization headquartered in Wallingford, is pleased to announce that it has received a $6,000 matching grant from Preservation Connecticut – 1772 Foundation, Inc. towards the restoration of Gaylord’s historic Alaric Eli Persky building.     

The Hamden-based Preservation Connecticut is a historic preservation organization committed to preserving, protecting, and promoting the buildings, sites, and landscapes that contribute to the heritage and vitality of Connecticut communities.

Located on Gaylord Hospital’s Wallingford campus, the Persky building is a small Tudor Revival-style structure erected in 1931 to memorialize a New Haven family’s son and to house administrative offices. The grant will be used towards the replacement of the building’s slate flashing.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare was founded in 1902 as a tuberculosis sanatorium to provide long-term treatment over the five decades when the disease was endemic. With the advent of new treatments for tuberculosis in the 1950s, Gaylord turned its expertise to other forms of rehabilitation, establishing itself as the state’s premier long-term acute care hospital.

“As stewards of a local historic treasure, Gaylord remains committed to the careful preservation, restoration and use of our historic buildings, artifacts, and campus,” said Robert Hall, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare senior director of facilities. 

“We thank Preservation Connecticut and the 1772 Foundation, Inc., for their generosity in helping us to maintain Gaylord as a restorative, healing environment for our patients and their families.”

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut 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. Gaylord's Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation is a hub for accelerating world-class rehabilitative research, technology development and innovation to improve the quality of life and function of people around the world. Together, these entities deliver a complete continuum of rehabilitative care driven by clinical experience, innovation and human compassion.


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