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Shepherd Center Co-Founder Alana Shepherd Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

ATLANTA -- The Turknett Leadership Group presented Shepherd Center co-founder Alana Shepherd with a Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor presented to those who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of an organization and its surrounding communities. Alana is the organization’s second recipient of this award.

Through her commendable character and dedication to Shepherd Center and its patients, Alana received this award for her commitment to neurological research and rehabilitation in Atlanta for the past 40 years. She received the Turknett award at the 10th annual Leadership Character Awards ceremony on Sept. 18.

“We are honored to recognize Alana with our second Lifetime Achievement Award for her relentless advocacy of neurological healthcare and for her sustained contributions to the community,” said Turknett CEO Bob Turknett. “Her passion, dedication, and unsurpassed respect for all are reflections of her exceptional character.”

Alana remains active in the Shepherd community by serving on the hospital’s board, leading tours, and visiting with patients and their families.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to have helped Shepherd Center grow,” Alana said. “I am proud to have played a part in the hospital’s success.”

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.