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Shepherd Center’s Magazine Launches New Web Site

ATLANTA (Dec. 11, 2009) – Shepherd Center’s quarterly magazine, Spinal Column, has launched the first phase of a new Web site that offers the publication’s content online.

Previously only available online as a PDF download, Spinal Column began a new era this fall with the launch of The current site represents the first phase of the launch, offering the magazine’s cover story, selected features, a Patient Profile feature and a Medical Staff Profile. It also includes an extensive photo gallery for each article, links to PDF downloads of the print version of the magazine, and a form for sharing content with friends, as well as one for subscribing to an email list to receive notification when new content is added to the site.

A second phase of the magazine’s Web site is expected to launch in spring 2010 and will include even more of the publication’s content, including articles on fundraising activities, donors and volunteers.

PDF downloads of the current issue of Spinal Column, as well as previous issues, are also available at In addition, this page includes a link to sign up for the email notification list.

About Shepherd Center

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 neurological 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.