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, 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.