Shepherd Center treats a high volume of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients with any level of injury, including those who are ventilator dependent or have a dual diagnosis of spinal cord and brain injury. Shepherd Center has specialized treatment teams for patients age 12 – 64, as well as for patients who require medical/surgical care from secondary complications.
Simply put, Shepherd Center’s staff of more than 1,500 is made up of truly talented, caring and compassionate individuals. Our spinal cord injury unit has multiple treatment teams consisting of the following rehabilitation and medical team members: the attending physician, nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech language pathologist, recreation therapist, case manager, peer support specialist, nutritionist and psychologist. A typical inpatient stay can last anywhere from four to six weeks.