Shepherd Center named a Top 100 Hospital of Choice
Shepherd Center was named a Top 100 Hospital of Choice for 2012 by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers, AAHCP. It joins only two other hospitals in the state of Georgia. A full list of the AAHCP’s 2012 top 100 Hospitals of Choice can be viewed here.
AAHCP created the Hospital of Choice Awards in 2002 to help consumers find a top quality hospital with excellent customer service skills. Choice Hospitals are judged based on their competence, public communication, reputation, good citizenship, and customer service skills exhibited by staff members. Each year the Hospital of Choice Awards Selection Committee reviews public documents as well discuss work-life experiences to determine which indicators are most relevant for customer satisfaction and dissatisfaction in a hospital setting.
According to the AAHCP website, the goal of the top 100 Hospital of Choice Awards "is to ensure patients and family members that their hospital experience will be as comfortable as possible in a safe, effective, and friendly environment."
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 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.