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Extraordinary care for extraordinary outcomes

Shepherd Center is where people in need of personalized rehabilitation after severe neurological injury or illness find care and compassion to begin again. We specialize in the rehabilitation for patients with the most complex spinal cord and brain injuries, traumatic stroke, and other neurological conditions.

You have a voice in where you go for rehabilitation care, and that starts with choosing a place with the best support, outcomes, and heart.

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Top 10 Things to Ask When Choosing a Neurorehabilitation Program for Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, or Stroke

Rehabilitation is difficult, important work in the life of a person with a spinal cord injury, brain injury or stroke. Talk with your doctor about the ideal route for your health and recovery. You must have a voice in your treatment, and that starts with choosing a facility with the best support and outcomes.

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Beyond Care  

The Shepherd Center Difference

Trailblazers with
Heart

At Shepherd Center, we offer something that you can’t find anywhere else: leadership in innovating world-class clinical care, research, and technology, all delivered with unwavering heart, humor, and hope.

Complimentary Family Housing

Our patients and their families are most successful when they can go through rehabilitation together. That support network is critical for everyone involved. That’s why we offer 30 days of housing to families of newly injured rehabilitation patients if both the family and patient live more than 60 miles from our hospital.

Beyond Care  

We light your path to healing, infusing care and compassion into every interaction, every innovation, and every action along your rehabilitation journey.

Here’s our promise to you.

Collaborative
 Caregivers

Consistent communication and collaboration with you is at the core of our care. We know it’s critical to establishing your trust. This trust creates a true partnership with our patients and results in their best outcomes for new beginnings.

Our Patients, Our
Family

We were founded by a family, and that foundation remains a cornerstone of our culture to this day. When you enter Shepherd Center, you become part of our family and every member of our team is committed to making you feel that every day.

Outstanding
Outcomes

Our comprehensive care is unmatched and is underscored by our patients’ outcomes upon discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. We remain focused on ensuring outcomes, such as independence, self-care, and mobility, continue to exceed expectations when you head home.

LEADING THE WAY

Outstanding Patient Outcomes

90+%


Return to Home


Patients return to their homes and communities after rehabilitation at a rate of more than 90%, compared to a national average of about 75%.


Inpatients give 94 out of 100 points to rate their satisfaction with their overall care.


Out of 100 Rating

94


Out of 100 Rating

95


Inpatients give 95 out of 100 points to rate their likelihood to recommend Shepherd Center.

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LEADING THE WAY

Outstanding Patient Outcomes


Inpatients give 94 out of 100 points to rate their satisfaction with their overall care.

94


Out of 100 Rating

95


Inpatients give 95 out of 100 points to rate their likelihood to recommend Shepherd Center.


Out of 100 Rating

90+%


Return to Home Rate


Patients return to their homes and communities after rehabilitation at a rate of more than 90%, compared to a national average of about 75%.

BEYOND SUCCESS  

What Our Patients Are Saying

img Jordynn Woods
Spinal Injury Patient

Jordynn Woods, 17, sustained a spinal cord injury and transferred to the Adolescent Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Shepherd Center.

Her mom remembers it was a difficult time for them both. At the trauma facility, “she couldn't move. She could shrug her shoulders, and she could say her name…” But shortly after Jordynn arrived at Shepherd, another teen stopped by to talk. “I just saw Jordynn blossom – she became the old Jordynn, laughing, having a good time hanging out. Once she was out of her shell, I came out of my shell because now I'm like, she's going to be okay,”


After that moment, there was no stopping Jordynn and what she could achieve.
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Jordynn Woods
Spinal Injury Patient

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Christion Abercrombie, age 22, survived a series of strokes and was on a ventilator when admitted to Shepherd Center.

“We arrived on a Wednesday,” his mom said. “By Friday, he was on the rehab floor, and therapists were working with him all day. That was such a turning point. It was like our prayers had been answered. The entire care team worked beyond expectations. They treated us like family. And they weren’t just working with Christion. They also helped us cope with how much our world had changed.”

Christion has since graduated from Tennessee State with a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies and has started his own foundation.
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Christion Abercrombie
Stroke Injury Patient

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Erica Baggett was in a coma for six weeks after sustaining a traumatic brain injury when her car was hit by a semi-truck. She was transferred to Shepherd Center’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

“We were told that Shepherd Center was the best, and it lived up to its reputation,” says her husband, Josh. “I credit them as much as I credit Erica. She put in the hard work, but they helped guide her every step of the way"

In October 2021, she ran a 15K (9.3 miles), finishing second place in the female category. Her next goal: 26.2 miles.
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Erica Baggett
Brain Injury Patient

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The Road To Recovery

Roger Brathwaite speaks about his road to recovery

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Ranked Among the Top 10 Rehabilitation Hospitals in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Individualized rehabilitation that
 you won't find anywhere else. 

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