Shepherd Center Marks Doctors' Day 2014 with Release of Video Series Featuring Hospital's Physicians
Hear why our physicians love the jobs they do to help patients with spinal cord and brain injuries, as well as multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.
Shepherd Center is marking Doctors' Day 2014 -- officially recognized on March 30 -- with the release of a new series of videos featuring the hospital's staff of physicians. Hear from our doctors about why they love the jobs they do to help people with spinal cord and brain injuries, as well as multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.
Links to the videos are available in the Medical Staff section of Shepherd Center's website at www.shepherd.org/about/medical-staff. This section of the website also includes bios of each physician and links to Q & A features on them that have been published in Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine.
National Doctors' Day is held every year on March 30 in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve the nation's citizens. The first Doctor's Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Ga. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Charles B. Almond, M.D., decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance involved mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors.
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 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.