Jamie Shepherd, MBA, MHA, is the chief operating officer at Shepherd Center. Jamie, the son of Shepherd Center co-founder James H. Shepherd, Jr., has followed in his family’s footsteps by contributing to Shepherd Center’s mission of helping people with a temporary or permanent disability caused by injury or disease, rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity.
In his role as COO, Jamie has the responsibility and authority for the administrative direction, evaluation and coordination of clinical operations. He provides the leadership, management and strategic vision necessary to ensure Shepherd Center has the proper processes and resources in place to effectively optimize the clinical operations of the hospital, ensuring financial strength and operating efficiency.
Jamie also oversees the hospital’s community services and risk management functions. In his community services role, Jamie provides guidance and support to patients and their families after discharge by engaging them in programs that promote health, wellness and independence, aiding in the reduction of unplanned readmissions and their associated costs.
Jamie is a founding member of the Shepherd Center Society and a board member of Shepherd Center. He also is a representative of the hospital at numerous fundraisers, as well as within the community.
Jamie previously served as a strategic project analyst at Shepherd Center, reporting directly to the chief financial officer and director of quality. In this role, he was part of the financial team that creates, analyzes and reconciles budgets for all hospital departments.
Jamie received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia. He earned master’s degrees in business administration and health administration from Georgia State University. In 2019, the Atlanta Business Chronicle named Jamie as a part of their 40 Under Forty.
Outside of work, Jamie enjoys hunting, fishing, attending University of Georgia football games and spending time with his wife Sarah and their four children.