Atlanta,
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April
2012
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06:00 AM
America/New_York

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.

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 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 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year.