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August
08,
2017
Shepherd Center has been recognized again as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017-18 Best Hospitals rankings. The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part
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July
20,
2017
Laurie Nash, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified rehabilitation psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist who joined Shepherd Center in 2009. She became director of Shepherd Center’s Psychology Department in 2016. Q: How soon do patients
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July
17,
2017
Requests range from the routine, “Where is the grocery store? How do I get my mail? Can you fax something for me?” to the slightly more complicated. For example, a patient’s pregnant wife needs to find a local obstetrician, or a
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July
04,
2017
Thousands of spectators turned out today to watch this year’s Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. The 36th annual 10K race drew 62 wheelchair athletes from seven countries. This year, Tatyana McFadden, 27,
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July
03,
2017
Shepherd Center has announced that Wesley Chay, M.D., joined the hospital’s medical staff on July 3, 2017. He is leading two interdisciplinary treatment teams in Shepherd Center’s Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CRU). “Dr.
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June
30,
2017
The 36th annual Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race kicks off at 6:43 a.m. July 4. Sixty-two world-class wheelchair racers – 54 men and eight women ranging in age from 10 to 64 – are expected to compete. This
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June
20,
2017
In her 33 years at Shepherd Center, Sarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA, has served as vice president of clinical services, director of the Shepherd Center Spinal Cord Injury Program, director of the medical/surgical and ICU programs, manager of the
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June
19,
2017
Advocacy organizations, including Paralyzed Veterans of America, have come together to support the recently introduced Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2017. The new federal legislation will strengthen the rights of U.S. airline passengers with
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June
07,
2017
It was a party replete with fancy hats, seersucker suits, mint juleps and lots of fun. Shepherd Center’s annual Derby Day – the largest attended and longest-running fundraising event in Shepherd Center history – celebrated its 35th
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June
06,
2017
The Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation and Wellness Program at Shepherd Center is expanding and relocating on June 21 to its new facility at 80 Peachtree Park Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. This facility is just north on
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June
05,
2017
Q: How do you describe the role and importance of respiratory therapy at Shepherd Center? A: We’re often first on the scene when patients arrive. When a patient has a spinal cord injury (SCI), depending on the level of injury, breathing can
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