President and CEO Gary Ulicny Continues on Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees
Gary Ulicny, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Shepherd Center in Atlanta, will remain on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). Ulicny has several years of leadership experience in rehabilitation services. Since 1994, he has served as president and CEO of Shepherd Center, a 132-bed hospital that specializes in the treatment of people with spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, and other neuromuscular disorders.
Ulicny is responsible for the overall administration of the center, in addition to ancillary functions such as marketing, development and community relations. During his tenure, the facility has, since 2000, been ranked for 10 years in US News & World Report as one of the best rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. It has received the Edward Loveland Award for Distinguished Contributions in Healthcare by the American College of Physicians, was selected as Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, and was named one of Atlanta’s Best Employers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Atlanta magazine.
Prior to joining Shepherd Center, Ulicny was administrative director for rehabilitation services at The WakeMed Hospital System in Raleigh, N.C. He also served as the regional vice president for the Learning Services Corporation in New Hampshire before serving as the company’s executive director.
Ulicny has served on the national board of the Head Injury Foundation since 1989. He is currently president of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is active in the Atlanta community with the Boy Scouts of America and serves on the Executive Board of the Atlanta Area Council.
“Gary Ulicny’s leadership and guidance of Shepherd Center continue to make it one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the nation,” said GHA President Joseph Parker. “We are privileged to have his considerable leadership skills and continued service on the GHA Board.”
Established in 1929, GHA is the state’s largest trade organization of hospitals and health systems providing education, research and risk management services to its 174 hospital and health system members. Additionally, it represents and advocates health policy issues benefiting Georgia’s citizens before the state legislature and U.S. Congress as well as before regulatory bodies.
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 neuromuscular 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 935 inpatients, 541 day program patients and more than 7,300 outpatients each year.