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Shepherd Center Listed as a Top 50 Social Media Friendly Hospital for 2013

Shepherd Center Listed as a Top 50 Social Media Friendly Hospital for 2013
July 30, 2013

Shepherd Center was named a Top 50 Social Media Friendly Hospital for 2013 by the Advocates for Healthcare Administration Worldwide. The full list of the top 50 social media friendly hospitals is available online at

Shepherd ranked No. 42 among 50 other U.S. hospitals that have created a buzz with their use of various social media platforms. Rankings for each hospital are based on a number of criteria, including a top-ranked specialty program as rated by U.S. News & World Report and the number of followers and amount of activity on each social platform, to calculate a score total of 100.

“Sharing the latest medical research on your hospital’s blog and social media accounts can help you attract followers and build up buzz for your facility,” said Advocates for Healthcare Administration Worldwide. “In addition to keeping consumers informed about breakthroughs being made at your own hospital, you can also monitor peer-reviewed journals for interesting developments and summarize them for your followers.”

Shepherd Center can be found on several social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, LinkedIn and Instagram. Connect with us via social media links at

Media Contacts:

Jane Sanders Shepherd Center (404-350-7707)

Larry Bowie Shepherd Center (404-350-7708)

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.