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New Issue of Spinal Column Magazine Shares Success Stories from Shepherd Center's Community of Care

The spring 2017 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.

Every year, more than 6,600 people visit one of Shepherd’s seven outpatient clinics, which include the Multi-Specialty Clinic, Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute, Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute, Upper Extremity Clinic, Urology Clinic, Wound Care Clinic and the Complex Concussion Clinic, which assists in the estimated 20 percent of concussion cases where the client needs more care than his or her primary care physician can provide. Shepherd Center’s outpatient clinics include a powerful mix of highly specialized physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, case managers, therapists and neuropsychologists.

This edition's cover story features patients and families who have benefitted from the coordinated, lifelong care Shepherd Center's Outpatient Services provides.

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

Research Shows Power of Peers
Shepherd Center’s peer support program helps boost confidence, ease the transition home and lower hospital readmissions.

Volunteers Help Patients and Families Feel Like Themselves Again
From haircuts and facials for patients to massages for family members, four Shepherd Center volunteers help patients look and feel their best.

Love – and a Little Help from New Friends – Keeps School Sweethearts’ Wedding on Track after a Spinal Cord Injury
Anna Claire Stokes had a wedding to coordinate. Thanks to her new Shepherd Center family, no spinal cord injury was going to derail her plans.

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.