U.S. News & World Report Names Shepherd Center Among Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation for 2023-2024
For patients with complex conditions, Shepherd Center’s extraordinary care leads to extraordinary outcomes.
In the 2023-24 rankings released today, Shepherd Center ranked in the No. 12 spot. Shepherd Center has been ranked among the top rehabilitation hospitals since 2008, demonstrating its commitment to consistent, high-quality care delivered with hope, humor, and hard work. Shepherd Center serves as a national destination for providing world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings 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.
“Choosing a hospital for rehabilitation is one of the most important decisions a family can make, especially for the most complex conditions, and we’re grateful to U.S. News for empowering families to make that choice,” said Sarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA, CEO of Shepherd Center. “Being part of our patients’ stories as they begin again after injury or illness is incredibly humbling, as is this recognition as a top rehabilitation hospital.”
Shepherd Center is one of just a few centers recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, and it treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion. Shepherd Center is also recognized as a leader in disability inclusion, having earned a score of 100 out of a possible 100 on the Disability Equality Index®.
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care, and patient experience.
“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients, and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.
Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.
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