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New Issue of Spinal Column Features Shepherd Center's Adolescent Rehabilitation Program

The summer 2018 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.

Adolescents who sustain a spinal cord injury or brain injury have developmental and emotional needs that are distinct from adults who have sustained those types of injuries. With more experience treating teenagers with these kinds of injuries than general rehabilitation facilities, Shepherd Center’s adolescent rehabilitation program helps young patients get back in the game.

This edition's cover story shows how Shepherd Center creates a community where our youngest patients can recover together, all with the goal of returning to their school, jobs and community.

The features section includes these stories among inspiring patient profiles, event updates, honorariums and memorials.

Meet Wesley Chay, M.D., 
Physiatrist Wesley Chay, M.D., discusses caring for patients in Shepherd Center's Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit.

Harold Shepherd Builds a Legacy 
Friends and family celebrate the naming of a portion of Atlanta's most well-known road in honor of Shepherd Center's co-founder.

Woman Goes on Mission to Live Healthier After Being Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
Stacey Koury of Canton, Georgia tackles MS, then powerlifting with the help of the team at the Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute 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, 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.