New Issue of Spinal Column Explores the Bonds Shepherd Center Employees Form with Patients and their Families
The summer 2019 issue of Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine is now available for download as a PDF file here. Subscribers to the print version will receive copies via postal mail in the coming days.
People who work at Shepherd Center say it again and again. Every patient has a story – a traumatic story, a survival story, a redemption story.
Yet while Shepherd Center has a national reputation for the profound effect it has on the people who come through its doors, those same patients and clients often have a lasting, even life-changing impact on the doctors, nurses, therapists, case managers and others who work with them.
“I’ve gotten something from every patient I’ve ever worked with,” says Jeremy Bingham, RN, of the hundreds of patients he’s worked with in the past 17 years as a nurse in the hospital’s Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Rehabilitation Program.
This edition's cover story explores the bonds Shepherd Center employees form with patients and their families during one of the most challenging times of their lives.
The magazine also includes these stories among inspiring patient profiles, event updates, honorariums and memorials.
Sex: Let’s Talk About It Survey uncovers need for sexuality and intimacy training for providers treating people with traumatic brain injury.
Family Perseverance One family experiences Shepherd Center – twice.
Speech Language Pathologist Helps Patients Talk Again -- and So Much More Q&A with Amy Waite, CCC-SLP, a speech language pathologist at Shepherd Center
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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.