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Shepherd Center Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Metro Atlanta

Atlanta Business Chronicle cites hospital in annual awards program.

Shepherd Center was recognized as the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s #2 Best Place to Work in the extra-large company (500-plus employees) category at the publication’s annual awards ceremony on Sept. 6 in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle conducted the awards program in conjunction with Quantum Workplace. Each nominated company participated in a scientifically valid survey conducted in July 2017. Companies were rated based on employee survey responses on work environment, people practices and other matrices. The top scoring companies in four size-based categories were honored at the Sept. 6 event and will also be recognized in a special print section published by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Shepherd Center – ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation – is known for its specialized care for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. It is also noted for its patient-centered culture and its origins as a hospital founded by an Atlanta family that saw a need for specialized rehabilitation care. Founded in 1975, 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.

The hospital employs more than 1,600 employees, and here’s a sampling of what some of them say makes Shepherd Center a Best Place to Work:

“I am so honored to work at Shepherd Center. I consider it a privilege to be part of such a positive and compassionate environment, where patients and families are our highest priority. We truly seek to be exceptional and to provide compassionate and quality care to everyone we serve. After 17 years, I still walk through the hallways with gratitude and wonder at all that happens here.” – Kendra Moon, Transition Support Case Manager

“You know you have found where you should be when coming to work doesn't feel like work but something you enjoy and are happy to be part of each and every day. Every day, I feel like I am challenged just enough to keep things interesting and encouraged to keep up the good work. I couldn't ask for a more fulfilling job in a wonderful workplace.” – Christine Willis, Librarian, Noble Learning Resource Center at Shepherd Center

“When I enter the hallways at Shepherd Center, there is an ‘air’ I feel. It fuels my heart to do my best. I am valued and respected here. I breathe and wear this value and spread it to all the patients and staff I serve.” Minna Hong, Spinal Cord Injury Peer Support Manager, Transition Support Program

“I love working at Shepherd Center because of the people I get to work with every day – from the patients to the staff. It is so wonderful to work with the people I love.” – Emily Cade, Director of Outpatient Services

“I love working at Shepherd Center because we focus on every aspect that makes people successful as employees, patients, family members and community members. It’s just a wonderful conglomeration – a collaborative and cooperative environment that makes everything work for everybody.” – Leah Sonson, Human Resources Compensation Program Manager

“I love working at Shepherd Center because of the positive and great things that happen every day.” – Greg Flanders, Senior Systems Analyst, Information Systems

“I love working at Shepherd Center because of the culture. It’s a mission-driven organization. People care about what they do.” – Carole King, Director of Human Resources

“I love the culture and the family atmosphere, and that we put the patients first before money.” – Jamie Shepherd, Director of Community Services and Risk Management

“I love that Shepherd Center has the ability to help people when they are most in need, to see them go from injury to wellness to back to home.” – Chet Bhasin, Chief Operations Officer

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About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.