Shepherd Center Ranks Among Top 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation
Shepherd Center ranked No. 9 in a 2015-16 list of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation in a U.S. News & World Report survey released July 21. The rankings are published online at www.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available in August from the U.S. News Store.
Shepherd ranked among nearly 50 facilities that earned a spot in the magazine’s survey of rehabilitation hospitals. Shepherd Center first appeared on the list in 2000.
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems.
Rehabilitation hospitals are ranked by reputation alone based on the latest three annual surveys of physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians. Those receiving nominations from an average of at least 5 percent of the responding specialists and the last three surveys are nationally ranked Best Hospitals.
For 2015-16, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2015-16 were nationally ranked in even one specialty.
“A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” says Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”
For more information on Shepherd Center's rehabilitation care, visit shepherd.org.
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.