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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, 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.