Top 10 Most-Read Shepherd Center Stories of 2019
As we say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020, here is a recap of our most-read newsroom stories of the year.
Readers of Shepherd Center news, features and blogs in 2019 followed along as patients turned their “I can’ts” to “I cans,” and returned home to their communities, families, schools and careers. You learned about Shepherd Center’s ongoing commitment to excellence, growth and most of all, to our patients and their families. We also came together as a family like never before to celebrate the life and legacy of our co-founder, the late James Shepherd.
1. Shepherd Center Co-Founder James Shepherd Passes Away
Family and friends remember James as a dedicated advocate for people with disabilities.
2. Getting Back on Track After Spinal Cord Injury
Day by day, Caroline Moore Brodmann works toward recovery from a spinal cord injury.
3. Pennsylvania Man Returns to Work, Takes on Family Life After Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Adam Albaugh credits Shepherd Center for preparing him for life after a brain injury.
4. Shepherd Center Treats Two Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury with Potential Restorative Drug in RESET Clinical Trial
The Phase 1 study is evaluating the safety of the drug.
5. A Patient – and His Love of Music – Brings Holiday Spirit to Shepherd Center
After sustaining a spinal cord injury, Thomas Joiner gets back to doing what he loves – conducting music.
6. From Patient to Safety Advocate
Rachel Johnson, who sustained a brain injury in an e-scooter crash, aims to improve the safety of this new mode of transportation.
7. Just a Typical 18-Year-Old Boy
Through teamwork, dedication and a whole lot of creative thinking, Shepherd Center therapists help Jefferey Cox get back to gaming.
8. U.S. News & World Report Once Again Ranks Shepherd Center Among Best Rehabilitation Hospitals
The 2019 ranking marks Shepherd Center’s 11th year in the top 10.
9. Spinal Cord Injuries Lead to Shared Dreams
Inspired by their time at Shepherd Center, two former patients are now doctors of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
10. The Patient Who Changed Me
Shepherd Center employees talk about the bonds they form with patients and their families.
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 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.