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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

You can subscribe to the print and/or e-newsletter versions of Shepherd Center's magazine here.

About Shepherd Center

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, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.