Top Shepherd Center Stories of 2022
As we welcome 2023, here is a recap of our top newsroom stories of the past year.
Take a look at the stories you loved the most from the past year. We look forward to continuing to share stories of hard work, humor, and hope with you in 2023!
After sustaining a brain injury in 2018 and being in a coma for six weeks, Erica Baggett prepared to run her first marathon in hopes of inspiring others to pursue their goals.
A chance meeting as patients at Shepherd Center led to a new life together and so much more for Taylor Hammersley and Prater Christiansen.
Devin Bateman approaches rehabilitation with a smile after sustaining a spinal cord injury in a diving accident during spring break.
The largest grant dedicated to family housing at Shepherd Center reinforces loved ones' pivotal role in life restoration for patients.
Shepherd Center once again ranked among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals.
Shepherd Center’s Delores Ann and Goodloe Yancey Family Housing Program is a donor-funded program that provides families of newly injured patients who qualify 30 days of complimentary housing.
After Will Rich sustained a traumatic brain injury, he wasn’t sure if he could return to work as a pharmacist. With help from his family and Shepherd Center, he achieved his goal.
Shepherd Center is part of an elite group of hospitals recognized as both a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System and a Spinal Cord Injury Model System.
Calista Hodge credits Shepherd Center with teaching her to advocate for herself.
Pursuing Possible: The Campaign for Shepherd Center bolsters efforts to provide extraordinary care.
Emma Harrington, director of injury prevention and education at Shepherd Center, shares some simple steps to reduce the risk of falling.
Four caregivers of former Shepherd Center patients share their experiences, wisdom, challenges, and triumphs.
Thanks to help from Shepherd Center’s Assistive Technology Center and his therapy team, Clevance Weekes returned to playing the piano after sustaining a spinal cord injury.
After receiving her MS diagnosis in 2016, Charlotte Anderson has fought back with help from the Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center.
When she didn’t have a voice, U.S. Army veteran Theresa Reer found a way to express herself through art.
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.