News

December
10,
2018
James Harold Shepherd, Sr., died peacefully on Monday, December 10, at age 90. A fourth generation Atlantan, he was the son of Mabel Plunkett and William Clyde Shepherd. He was the younger of six children, Clyde, Charles, Elizabeth Knox Green,
December
05,
2018
Shepherd Center has announced that Amy Kolarova, D.O., joined the hospital’s medical staff on December 3, 2018. She is leading three interdisciplinary treatment teams in Shepherd Center’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, two in the
November
19,
2018
Shepherd Center recently released “Empowering Women After SCI: Safe Health Care Goes Beyond Accessibility,” a video series that aims to empower women who have sustained spinal cord injuries (SCI) to advocate for their own health and wellness. The
November
16,
2018
Shepherd Center announced today that it has purchased land just south of the hospital on Peachtree Road in Atlanta and plans to build a facility to expand its housing program for patients’ family members. The new building would provide additional

Features

January
10,
2019
When Taylor Watson attended his first meeting of Shepherd Center’s Junior Committee three years ago, he felt an instant connection with the speaker – a former patient. “He was about my age and had been injured in a diving accident,” Taylor
January
03,
2019
The 30th Annual Shepherd Center Legendary Party was truly a night to treasure. The night -- dedicated to honoring Alana and Harold Shepherd, Atlanta’s most admired philanthropic couple -- sparkled and shined above all others. Event chairs Ruth
December
31,
2018
Readers of Shepherd Center news, features and blogs in 2018 learned about the growth and achievements of Shepherd Center, as well as cheered with us as patients returned home to their families, students returned to school and communities rallied
December
28,
2018
Forecasters are calling for heavy rains and flooding from Louisiana to New York, and snow storms are a concern for other parts of the country, including the Southwest and Northeast. Below are resources and information for emergency

Blogs

December
21,
2018
As a new year approaches and we look back on 2018, it is truly amazing to see all of the accomplishments that we – volunteers, board members, staff, donors, patients and families – have made together. Here’s a look at Shepherd Center’s top 10
June
13,
2018
Mentorship is a funny thing when it comes to fatherhood. If you are lucky, you have a dad or another father figure to emulate when the time comes to be a dad yourself. When you are a father with a physical disability, it may seem like no one can
May
13,
2018
The opening sentence of her essay reads, “Heroes do not need super powers; they simply need to show up when it counts. They need to be there in the good times and in the bad times.” At the time, I did not see myself a worthy subject for this
Atlanta Magazine: Sarah Morrison in Women Making a Mark 2018opens in new window
Shepherd Center President and CEO Sarah Morrison has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine's Women Making a Mark program.
30
May
2018
www.atlantamagazine.com
WJBF: Triumph Over Tragedyopens in new window
Christopher Grubisa shares, highlighting his progress at Shepherd Center as a patient who has experienced quadruple amputations.
08
May
2018
www.wjbf.com
11Alive: Sarah Morrison Executive Profileopens in new window
Executive Profiles: Shepherd Center CEO Sarah Morrison The local nonprofit rehab hospital has been helping people with disabilities for decades. Shepherd Center CEO Sarah Morrison sits down with David Rubinger on 'Atlanta Business Chronicle's BIZ'
23
Apr
2018
www.11alive.com