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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
15,
2017
Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc., a California-based biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine, announced on June 13 that new nine-month follow-up data show improved arm, hand and finger function in study participants with ...
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June
13,
2017
The opportunity to get a good workout and have fun on the water attracted seven former Shepherd Center patients and Beyond Therapy® clients from around the nation to the hospital’s first of three adapted water skiing workshops being ...
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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
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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May
30,
2017
The spring 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. Every year, more than 6,600 ...
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May
26,
2017
People with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and their families often feel unprepared to return home and deal with the many challenges related to accepting and living with such injuries. At Shepherd Center, educating patients has always been a ...
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May
23,
2017
Every year, more than 6,600 people visit one of Shepherd’s seven outpatient clinics, which include the Multi-Specialty Clinic, Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute, Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute, Upper Extremity Clinic, Urology ...
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May
12,
2017
In 2011, my seemingly perfect life came to a halt when I was in a horrific car crash. It left me paralyzed from the waist down and with a shattered hip and pelvis, nearly amputated arm and numerous internal injuries. After being in an intensive care ...
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May
09,
2017
Tammy King, RN, MSN, the chief nursing officer of Shepherd Center, has won the AJC Executive Nursing Leadership Excellence Award presented by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a ceremony today. The AJC presented King's award in ...
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