Shepherd Center Began 40 Years Ago When One Family's Tragedy Inspired a Place to Help Others
New video recounts the story of how Shepherd Center was established in 1975.
Shepherd Center is marking 40 years today of providing holistic care and hope for people with life-changing spinal cord and brain injuries. A new video released today on Shepherd Center's YouTube channel provides a look back at how Shepherd Center began and how it has become one of the premier specialized healthcare centers in the world.
Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury and brain injury. It was founded in 1973 by James Shepherd and his parents, Alana and Harold Shepherd, along with medical director emeritus David Apple, M.D. Today, it has more than 150 beds and treats people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.
To read more about Shepherd Center's history, see this feature about five pivotal moments in the hospital's past 40 years.
Visit shepherd.org to learn more about Shepherd Center's rehabilitation services.
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 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.