Shelton Resident Named Chief Nursing Officer At Gaylord Hospital

Gaylord Hospital announces the appointment of Lisa Kalafus, MSN, BSN, RN, to the position of Chief Nursing Officer.

Kalafus comes to Gaylord with three decades of nursing experience at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, where she most recently held the position of Director of Nursing Operations. At St. Vincent’s, she led the development of the Clinical Informatics department, and has held a number of leadership positions throughout her nursing career.

She is well-known within the local healthcare industry for her contagious enthusiasm, her strong work ethic, and her team-building skills and has been recognized with a number of honors including the Susan Davis St. Vincent’s Medical Center Leadership Award, the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing, and SVMC Distinguished Nurse Award.

“I am confident that Lisa will be an excellent match for this position,” said George Kyriacou, President and CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. “Her passion and her vision for patient care will be strong assets in enabling Gaylord to continue its history of compassionate patient care and outstanding outcomes.”

Kalafus and her husband have three daughters and reside in Shelton.


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