Top Shepherd Center Stories of 2021
As we welcome 2022, here is a recap of our top newsroom stories of the past year.
As we get ready to welcome 2022, we’d like to share some of our favorite moments from the past year with you.
After J.T. Brooks sustained a spinal cord injury, the athlete embraced his new normal at Shepherd Center.
Karla Dougan is determined to keep recovering from her injuries — and to keep spreading the message about texting and driving.
Reagan Martin overcomes a spinal cord injury and respiratory challenges to return to the water she loves.
Shepherd Center moves up in the rankings, listed in the top 10 since 2008.
Structural engineer Alexander Borges credits his recovery from a traumatic brain injury to his foundation of faith along with the care he received at Shepherd Center.
New construction will add housing for patients, families.
Emma Harrington, director of injury prevention and education at Shepherd Center, shares her advice to prevent falls, a common cause of brain and spinal cord injuries.
Shepherd Center’s Adaptive Driving Program helps people with disabilities get back on the road.
After rehabilitation for a brain injury in 2005, Gabriel Rodriguez is now in the final stages of his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency.
DèShon Haughton makes great strides after recovering from multiple fractures in his spine and a closed head injury.
A combination of in-person and virtual care could be a permanent model that has lasting benefits.
Sonja McCrary, 57, was diagnosed with MS in 2009. The challenges she faced have led her to embrace her faith and live life to the fullest.
With some help from Shepherd Center, Christion Abercrombie finds new purpose beyond the gridiron.
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.