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 and brain injury.
Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.
Shepherd Center is a 152-bed facility. Last year Shepherd had 965 admissions to its inpatient programs and 571 to its day patient programs. In addition, Shepherd sees more than 6,600 people annually on an outpatient basis.
Shepherd Center offers a complete continuum of care, from evaluation and medical treatment to rehabilitation and lifelong support programs. Those we serve have access to programs that many other facilities don’t have, like therapeutic recreation, community outings, pastoral care, extensive family training, assistive technology, back-to-school programs, peer support, vocational counseling and return-to-work programs, and enhanced, post-discharge case management for all patients to help ease the transition back into the community.
Proceeds from the 2014 Shepherd Center Cup will support the Center’s Annual Fund, which provides funding for the programs described above, as well as other programs that rely solely on community funding.
Recreation Therapy – By offering a wide-array of sports and leisure activities for our patients and others with physical disabilities, therapeutic recreation encourages teamwork, builds self-confidence, and improves overall quality of life.
SHARE Military Initiative– This program provides a comprehensive continuum of rehabilitation care for service members who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, often the result of multiple concussive blasts from IEDs, while serving the United States on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Housing and Transportation– Family presence is critical to a patient’s rehabilitation. For families traveling greater than one hour, the hospital provides 30 days complimentary housing on campus in wheelchair accessible apartments while their loved one is receiving care.