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April
26,
2017
By Katie Kimball, MS, OTR Occupational Therapist, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program This year marks the 100th anniversary of the occupational therapy (OT) profession. Most people outside of healthcare think our primary job is to help ...
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April
11,
2017
On the last Tuesday of every month, hairstylists Pat Reeve and Kelly Holder set up shop in one of Shepherd Center’s therapy gyms to give complimentary haircuts to patients. Sometimes the line is out the door, yet they stay until every head of ...
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March
27,
2017
Shepherd Center Trustee Travis Ellis, the first Georgia native to receive the Citizen Honors Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, was one of six heroes chosen by the Recipients of the Medal of Honor and recognized at a ceremony on ...
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March
24,
2017
Melanie Lott knew something was terribly wrong when her then-fiancé, Michael Schneider, never came home from work one fateful Monday night in 2013. Panic ensued, and through her quick sleuthing, Melanie finally tracked him down through the ...
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March
23,
2017
On average, hospital chief executive officers (CEOs) spend fewer than four years at a single organization. But Shepherd Center is not your average hospital. And Gary Ulicny is not your average CEO. When Gary R. Ulicny, Ph.D., retired earlier this ...
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March
22,
2017
By Erma Freeman, MSW, LCSW, CCM Shepherd Center Case Manager and Social Worker The theme for this year’s Social Work Month, recognized every year in March, is “Social Workers Stand Up!” What does this mean to Shepherd ...
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March
14,
2017
Shepherd Center has announced it is further expanding its innovative partnership with Stratus Healthcare, an alliance of 20 hospitals, 12 health systems and 1,500 physicians in Georgia. The move designates Shepherd Center as the community partner ...
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March
03,
2017
Michelle Pfeiffer, 45, got to know her future husband, Mark, on the tennis courts. Whenever she wasn’t in the classroom teaching honors and advanced placement chemistry and physics, Michelle was challenging Mark to keep up with her. Romance ...
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February
27,
2017
Shepherd Center’s annual fashion show to benefit the hospital's adolescent rehabilitation program is planning another exciting event featuring staff members and former adolescent patients with spinal cord and brain injuries. Project ...
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February
22,
2017
The winter 2017 issue of Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine is now available for download as a PDF file here. Subscribers to the print version will receive copies via postal mail in the coming days. When people sustain a catastrophic ...
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February
22,
2017
When people sustain a catastrophic injury, they are often living moment to moment. They’re not yet thinking about how life will change once they return home. Even though the hope of returning home is what gets many patients through the early ...
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