News

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July
26,
2018
Charles Krauthammer, M.D., the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and national television news commentator who passed away this past June after a battle with recurring cancer, was honored Tuesday, July 24, during a memorial service at Shepherd
July
17,
2018
Shepherd Center has announced that James G. Liadis, M.D., joined the hospital’s medical staff on July 16, 2018. He will treat patients in the Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute. “Dr. Liadis will make a great addition to the Shepherd Spine and Pain
July
04,
2018
Thousands of spectators turned out today to watch this year’s Wheelchair Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. The 37th annual 10K race drew 46 wheelchair athletes from five countries. This year, Susannah Scaroni, 27, of Urbana,
June
14,
2018
Shepherd Center has launched a mobile responsive redesign of MyShepherdConnection.org, an educational website providing resources for patients, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. The new mobile-responsive design allows the content

Features

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August
07,
2018
Wesley Chay, M.D., returned to Shepherd Center last summer to lead two teams in its new Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit. He first served at Shepherd Center during a rotation he did as part of his residency in the Physical Medicine and
July
31,
2018
In Georgia, many roads lead to Shepherd Center co-founder Harold Shepherd – literally and figuratively. So, it’s only appropriate that just before his 90th birthday, the Georgia General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution to designate a
July
19,
2018
Stacey Koury, 38, a former police officer from Canton, Georgia, registered for her first powerlifting competition in September 2017 – a decade after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). She finished first in her weight class. This
July
02,
2018
This is Talbot Kennedy’s sixth year participating in the AJC Peachtree Road Race, a 10K run whose route passes right in front of Shepherd Center. A former patient who sustained a spinal cord injury during a high school trampoline accident in

Blogs

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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
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
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
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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
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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
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Washington Post: Shepherd Smash Rugby Team Goes Undefeated at U.S. Quad Rugby Association’s 2018 Atlantic Sectional Tournamentopens in new window
Meant to engage athletes with disabilities to both their upper and lower bodies, wheelchair — or quad — rugby has become the world’s fastest-growing wheelchair sport, according to USQRA. Beyond the physical benefits and instilling confidence in people with disabilities — in and out of the gym — the sport also is a way to shatter stereotypes, players and supporters say.
25
Mar
2018
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