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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Kicks Off Partnership with Shepherd Center

Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Shepherd Center announced today a new partnership aimed at attaining the best possible outcomes for people in the South Florida area who have complex neurological conditions.

The partnership is a new research-based and training affiliation, making Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) the first healthcare facility in Florida to become an affiliate of the Shepherd Center Care Network. The partnership also provides assistance with helping patients locate rehabilitation equipment in their area, as well as educational materials for patients and families during care transitions, such as returning to their communities.

“Our affiliation with Shepherd Center will ensure our patients with neurological injuries or illnesses have access to the expertise at Shepherd, one of the top facilities in the nation for medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for spinal cord injury, brain injury and other complex neurological conditions,” said Jerry Fedele, president and CEO of BRRH. “It will most certainly compliment the outstanding capabilities we have at our new Marcus Neuroscience Institute.”

Shepherd Center will support clinical and rehabilitation staff at BRRH by providing on-site and distance learning educational sessions covering complex neurologic diagnoses and collaborate on opportunities for discussion on standards of care.

“Our relationship will also help pave the way for more post-acute rehabilitation options for people in the area who need aggressive level of services, such as what Shepherd Center offers,” said Gary Ulicny, Ph.D., president and CEO of Shepherd Center. “We are excited to partner with Boca Raton Regional Hospital, which is an institution that equally embraces our mission of patient-centered care.”

“The two facilities are a perfect match for launching the Shepherd Center Care Network in Florida,” said Robert Levy, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute. “Our Institute has transformed Boca Raton Regional Hospital into an innovative destination for neurologic and neurosurgical care.”

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Boca Raton Regional Hospital was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 10 years running and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also recognized for the three years running in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013–2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.