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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
14,
2017
People with spinal cord injuries and their families often feel anxious about returning home after rehabilitation and dealing with the many challenges related to living with such injuries. Patients with SCI who receive more intensive peer mentorship ...
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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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April
05,
2017
Mayo Clinic researchers in Rochester, Minn., used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first time in three years. The ...
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March
29,
2017
For people with spinal cord injury, the first 72 hours after injury are crucial to diagnose and manage ongoing treatment. In a new Shepherd Center Radio podcast, Shepherd Center access case manager Dorea Fowler, ...
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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
21,
2017
When a patient has a spinal cord injury, depending on the level of injury, breathing can become the most important issue they and their family are facing. When a patient has limited use of their diaphragm, respiratory therapists assist through ...
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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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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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