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Taking Flight: Shepherd Center’s FY23 Annual Report 

In the past year, we have connected with our roots – and our wings. We have continued to nurture our culture and the commitment to excellence that Shepherd Center has been known for for nearly 50 years 

We’ve also turned our eyes to the future and pursued what we know is possible as we endeavor to provide extraordinary care for generations to come. In our fiscal year 2023 annual report, you’ll get a birds-eye view of the continuum of programs and services we offer, how we’ve reached new heights, and how we will continue to take flight into the future. 

Shepherd Snapshot
April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023

For people experiencing complex injury or illness, Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support. 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. 

873 inpatient charges

94% rate at which Shepherd patients return home after rehabilitation, compared to 70% nationally

8,000 plus outpatients served

2,100 participants who took park in clinical trials and research at Shepherd

60,000 plus visits from outpatients

91 percent of patients are liberated from ventilators

Helping Patients and Families Begin Again 

With commitment and resolve, our patients have taken flight – back to their families, communities, and careers. 

Headshot of Chris Port.

Meet Chris

“Shepherd gets you into doing things so fast from a therapeutic perspective, from a mental perspective, and ultimately trying to normalize whatever normal is going to be.” 

Terry Hord, who uses a wheelchair after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, attends a event.

Meet Terry

“That was my first experience of an MS center, I remember being amazed because the nurse practitioner and doctor really listened. That’s part of what makes Shepherd so special — people really listen. It’s not like anywhere else.” 

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Meet Cesar

“I don’t know where I would be had it not been for Shepherd Center. Now, I’m back to doing what I love. I’m still chasing my dreams, and I see that life can still be beautiful despite the trauma and scars. Shepherd gave me that back.” 

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Past Annual Reports

Shepherd Center Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2022

April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022

Shepherd Center Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2021

April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

Shepherd Center Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2020

April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020