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Injury Prevention is Integral Part of Shepherd Center's Mission

In this podcast, injury prevention director Emma Harrington explains how the hospital works to prevent devastating injuries.

Injury prevention is part of the stated mission at Shepherd Center. Efforts are focused on preventing injuries related to distracted driving, falls and diving.

In this 10-minute podcast, injury prevention and education director Emma Harrington talks about Shepherd Center's passion for preventing injuries and the steps it's taking to make that happen. This podcast and others are available at or can be downloaded as an MP3 file from the link above. A transcript of the interview is also available on the Shepherd Center Radio web page.

Before joining the staff at Shepherd Center, Ms. Harrington started the injury prevention program at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital in the Trauma Department. She holds a master of education degree in international education policy from Harvard University. Originally from Boston, Ms. Harrington is a licensed social studies teacher.

For more information on Shepherd Center's injury prevention program, click here.

About Shepherd Center

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 neurological 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.