Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit Provides Additional Levels of Care
Wesley Chay, M.D., speaks to Shepherd Center Radio in a new podcast.
Patients who have sustained a catastrophic injury resulting in an amputation, multiple trauma, spinal cord injury or acquired brain injury often require additional levels of care when entering rehabilitation. The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit at Shepherd Center was designed for patients who are admitted with conditions that occurred post-injury or disease.
The unit provides care to patients who require skin surgery for pressure injuries, patients admitting due to secondary medical complications associated with spinal cord and brain injuries and patients with a new diagnosis of a neurological disease, such as multiple sclerosis.
In a new Shepherd Center Radio podcast, Wes Chay, MD, discusses The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit at Shepherd Center, and how it provides additional levels of care to help secure better future health.
Download the podcast as an audio file above, or access it at shepherd.org/radio.
Dr. Chay joined Shepherd Center in 2017 and leads two interdisciplinary teams in the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit. Prior to his position at Shepherd Center, he served as the clinical director of the Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Program in the Department of Physical Medicine at Rehabilitation at MossRehab in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
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 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year.