Atlanta Business Chronicle Honors Shepherd Center CEO with Lifetime Achievement Award
SHARE Military Initiative case manager recognized as a Health Care Hero finalist.
Shepherd Center CEO and President Gary R. Ulicny, Ph.D., was honored on May 15 as the recipient of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Also recognized as a Health Care Hero finalist was case manager Tina Raziano, who is the military coordinator for Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative.
Dr. Ulicny, who has served for 20 years as president and CEO of Shepherd Center, is the longest-tenured hospital chief executive officer in metropolitan Atlanta. He has helped build Shepherd Center into the nation’s largest spinal cord injury and brain injury rehabilitation hospital and the Southeast’s largest multiple sclerosis treatment facility. Dr. Ulicny’s leadership has helped Atlanta become a healthcare destination as thousands of patients and their families come to Shepherd Center from all 50 states and nearly 50 foreign countries seeking world-class care.
“His longevity at Shepherd Center speaks volumes about his commitment to leading the hospital’s long-term success, as well as his passion for carrying out its day-to-day non-profit mission,” said Scott Sikes, executive director of the Shepherd Center Foundation.
Tina Raziano has worked as the military coordinator for SHARE since its inception in 2007. SHARE is a comprehensive rehabilitation program for military service members who sustain brain injury and/or PTSD in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Raziano has successfully helped more than 500 military service members return to work and/or home. She also serves on various boards supporting the military and organizes several military events throughout Atlanta.
“Tina is extremely passionate about ensuring that these heroes receive the best care possible,” Dr. Ulicny said. “She consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure they make a successful transition back to the community.”
The Atlanta Business Chronicle honored Dr. Ulicny and Raziano at the newspaper’s 17th annual Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony on May 15 at the Cobb Energy Centre. The event honored individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence and deserving recognition in the healthcare community.
The 2014 Health Care Heroes Awards winners are profiled in today’s issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle at www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.