Shepherd Center Hires Chief of Clinical Services to Manage Expanding Patient Services
Shepherd Center announced today that Sarah Morrison, PT, has been named vice president of clinical services effective May 1. Morrison will be responsible for directing patient care, including Shepherd’s spinal cord injury, brain injury, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis programs.
Morrison previously served as director of the Shepherd Center Spinal Cord Injury Program, which serves more than 600 people from across the nation each year. She has been a vital part of the Shepherd Center staff since 1984, serving as a physical therapist, therapy manager and the intensive care unit program director.
Shepherd Center recently created the position Morrison is taking because of the hospital’s continued growth. This summer, the Center will complete a $5.5 million expansion and reconfiguration that will add 19 beds for a new total of 152 beds.
“Sarah’s experience offers a wealth of skills and knowledge, and she is also a great motivator of people, which has prepared her for this integral leadership position,” said Gary Ulicny, Ph.D., Shepherd Center president and CEO.
Morrison is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as well as the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. She also serves on the Georgia Hospital Association’s Council on Rehabilitation and has received the “Clinical Excellence in Neurology” Award from the Neurology Section of the APTA.
“Shepherd Center is a preeminent leader in the field of neurological medical care and rehabilitation, and I’m honored to be recognized with this new opportunity,” Morrison said.
Morrison graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami.
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. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.