News

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April
24,
2018
The spring 2018 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. Shepherd Center’s Disorders of
April
04,
2018
As you might have heard or read in Georgia news, health insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia and Piedmont Healthcare failed to reach a new agreement before their existing contract expired on April 1. With no contract, BCBS of
March
29,
2018
Shepherd Center is among 79 hospitals across the United States to receive a medical transportation grant from Southwest Airlines. In 2007, Southwest Airlines proudly launched the Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP) to help provide
March
15,
2018
Shepherd Center President and CEO Sarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA, has been chosen as one of Atlanta magazine’s 2018 Women Making A Mark honorees. “For 34 years, Sarah has embodied Shepherd Center’s culture of hope, inclusion and collaboration,”

Features

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April
23,
2018
Through Shepherd Center’s nationally renowned Recreation Therapy Program, patients and community members have opportunities to explore activities ranging from golf and tennis to art, gardening and music. But that’s not all! Discover Scuba
April
20,
2018
As part of Shepherd Center’s efforts to curtail distracted driving, its Injury Prevention Program has incorporated distracted driving components into AutoCoach, the first mobile app developed by certified driver rehabilitation specialists for
April
17,
2018
He doesn’t remember any of it – the dive into his apartment complex pool, hitting the water at a freakish angle, drowning. All Will Condon remembers is waking up 36 hours later in the intensive care unit at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte,
April
13,
2018
As vice president of government relations for the Georgia Hospital Association, Anna Adams, 32, works to educate elected state and federal officials on legislation that affects hospitals, as well as the patients and communities those medical centers

Blogs

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January
26,
2018
Caring for a person with a spinal cord or brain injury or a neurodegenerative disease can be challenging and overwhelming, especially in the early stages of diagnosis and rehabilitation. Ann Boriskie, founder and director of the Brain Injury Peer
December
19,
2017
1) Even if you only have one or two drinks, when attending holiday events and parties, designate a driver or call a car service such as Uber or Lyft. 2) If you must get up on a step stool to hang decorations, make sure it is sturdy and has a
November
23,
2017
The last few months of the year – and also the first few of the next one – give us the opportunity to both reflect in gratitude of the year passed and also to anticipate the promises of the year ahead. At Shepherd Center, we are grateful for so
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Former Shepherd Center patient Emily Bowman speaks out against drunk driving as she continues rehabilitation after sustaining a brain injury.
15
Feb
2018
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AccessWDUN: Dahlonega woman raising $25k for spinal cord injury research on Appalachian Trailopens in new window
A Dahlonega physical therapist will make the journey of a lifetime this spring as she travels the entire Appalachian Trail to raise $25,000 for spinal cord injury research.
21
Jan
2018
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After son's "near death" accident, mom's on mission to change dorm policyopens in new window
At the age of 20, Clark Jacobs had to fight to learn how to walk and talk again.
12
Sep
2017
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