Shepherd Center releases its Community Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan
Shepherd Center’s Community Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan was developed by Shepherd staff with the assistance of Legacy Consulting Group and generous input from a broad group of people representing the brain and spinal cord injury communities. Those include individuals who have sustained spinal cord and brain injuries, care-givers, clinicians, service providers, advocates, state and federal agency representatives, and Georgia and national associations members.
Shepherd Center’s Board of Directors has adopted the 2012-2015 Community Health Needs Action Plan and is committed to leveraging Shepherd’s existing programs, services, and resources to assist each person treated at the Center in achieving their highest level of functional independence and return to living in their home community.
Shepherd Center will continue to focus on addressing the health need priorities of persons who have sustained brain and spinal cord injuries who reside in the eight counties around metro Atlanta. When practical and financially feasible, the Center will provide internet and telephone contact as a resource center to the broader brain and spinal cord injury population throughout the country.
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, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.