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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, 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.