Jamie Shepherd, MBA, MHA, Becomes President and Chief Operating Officer of Shepherd Center
Shepherd will manage upcoming construction projects.
Shepherd Center recently announced that effective February 1, 2022, Jamie Shepherd, MBA, MHA, will assume the role of president and chief operating officer (COO). Shepherd has served in the role of COO since 2019. Sarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA, will continue in the role of chief executive officer, a role she has served in since 2017, focusing on implementing Vision 2025, which is Shepherd Center’s strategic plan.
The key components of Vision 2025 include:
- Adding bed capacity and outpatient clinics to allow Shepherd Center to serve more people.
- Expanding housing so families can participate alongside their loved ones throughout their rehabilitation.
- Growing Shepherd Center’s research and innovation capacity and capabilities to enhance patient recovery and independence.
- Retaining Shepherd Center’s remarkable culture.
“Jamie is an exceptional talent, and his proven leadership and relevant experience make him an excellent choice as the Shepherd Center’s next president,” said Morrison. “While continuing to lead our operational programs, Jamie has also assumed leadership of the construction of the two new buildings and the main campus renovation. As Jamie assumes the role of president, we will continue to work alongside each other to further develop and advance our strategic roadmap and execute our Vision 2025 and comprehensive fundraising campaign.”
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, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.