U.S. News & World Report Names Shepherd Center Among Best for 2022-2023 in Rehabilitation
Shepherd Center is ranked top rehabilitation hospital in the southeast.
Shepherd Center has been recognized as a 2022-2023 Best Hospital for Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2022-23 rankings released today, Shepherd Center ranked in the No. 8 spot. Shepherd Center has been in the top 10 since 2008, testifying to the consistent, high-quality care it delivers. It is the only rehabilitation hospital in the southeast to be ranked in the top 15, and it serves as a national destination for neurorehabilitation of spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions. Shepherd Center is a Spinal Cord Injury Model System (NIDILRR) and a recognized leader in disability inclusion (Disability:IN).
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
“In the face of tremendous challenges in healthcare, our team at Shepherd Center continues to provide excellent clinical care that leads to patient outcomes that exceed the national standard for people who have highly complex injuries and illnesses,” said Sarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA, CEO of Shepherd Center. “Our amazing team is committed to providing the best possible care to our patients each and every day, and it is incredibly rewarding to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country.”
For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
“The hospitals named among the best have extensive medical expertise and a history of delivering good outcomes,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need.”
U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience, and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations, and medical specialists.
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.
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