Patient Outcomes

It's important to be confident about the quality of care you or a loved one will receive when entering a rehabilitation program. Shepherd Center specializes in the treatment of spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke. We're not a general rehabilitation hospital like the majority of facilities you will encounter. That means we have more experience dealing with situations like yours.

Our goal is to maintain the highest quality of outcomes for our patients and to present our outcomes to help inform your decision when choosing a rehabilitation provider. Get more details and download our latest outcomes, quality and patient safety reports below.

From the drop-down menu below, select the patient program that interests you and then review our most recent outcome measures.

Program: Spinal Cord Injury (Inpatient)
  • Program: Spinal Cord Injury (Inpatient)
  • Program: Brain Injury (Inpatient)
  • Program: Stroke (Inpatient)
What is the Average Age Of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury at Shepherd Center?
Our patient population is younger than most other rehabilitation facilities.
42 Years Old
96 Out of 100
What Do Patients of Shepherd Center Have to Say?
Inpatients give 96 out of 100 points to rate their likelihood to recommend Shepherd Center to others.
How many patients with spinal cord injury are treated each year?
Shepherd Center treats more than 250 patients like you each year.
260 Patients
53 Days
How Long Will I Be At Shepherd Center?
A typical inpatient stay ranges from 5-8 weeks.
Where do most patients go after leaving Shepherd Center?
Our return-to-community rates are higher than the national average.
90% Return to Community
4-5 Hours Per Day
How Much Therapy Will I Have?
Expect to participate in 4-5 hours per day of therapy.
What percent of patients achieve their expected functional mobility at discharge from Shepherd Center?
65% of patients achieve expected functional mobility by the time they discharge from Shepherd Center.
65%
Is Shepherd Center Accredited?
Yes, by The Joint Commission and CARF. Shepherd Center is also a Spinal Cord Injury Model System.
What Is The Average Age Of Our Patients with Brain Injury?
Our patient population is younger than most other rehabilitation facilities.
36 Years Old
96 Out of 100
What Do Patients of Shepherd Center Have to Say?
Inpatients give 96 out of 100 points to rate their likelihood to recommend Shepherd Center to others.
How Many Patients With Brain Injury Are Treated Each Year?
Shepherd Center treats more than 210 patients like you each year.
215 Patients
48 Days
How Long Will I Be At Shepherd Center?
A typical inpatient stay ranges from 4 - 7 weeks.
Where Do Most Patients Go After Leaving Shepherd Center?
Our return-to-community rates are higher than the national average.
89% Return to Community
3-4 Hours Per Day
How Much Therapy Will I Have?
Expect to participate in 3-4 hours per day of therapy.
What percent of patients achieve their expected functional mobility at discharge from Shepherd Center?
79% of patients achieve expected functional mobility by the time they discharge from Shepherd Center.
79%
Is Shepherd Center Accredited?
Yes, by The Joint Commission and CARF.
What Is The Average Age Of Our Patients with Stroke?
Our patient population is younger than most other rehabilitation facilities.
53 Years Old
97 Out of 100
What Do Patients of Shepherd Center Have to Say?
Inpatients give 97 out of 100 points to rate their likelihood to recommend Shepherd Center to others.
How Many Patients With Stroke Are Treated Each Year?
Shepherd Center treats more than 120 patients with stroke each year.
124 Patients
50 Days
How Long Will I Be at Shepherd Center?
A typical inpatient stay ranges from 5-7 weeks.
Where Do Most Patients Go After Leaving Shepherd Center?
Our return-to-community rates are higher than the national average.
91% Return to Community
3-4 Hours Per Day
How Much Therapy Will I Have At Shepherd Center?
Expect to participate in 3-4 hours per day of therapy.
What percent of patients achieve their expected functional mobility at discharge from Shepherd Center?
51% of patients achieve expected functional mobility by the time they discharge from Shepherd Center.
51%
Is Shepherd Center Accredited?
Yes, by The Joint Commission and CARF.

Shepherd Center Outcomes and Annual Quality Report

Shepherd Center aims to be the leader in defining, measuring and delivering superior quality care for patients who have sustained life-altering spinal cord injury (SCI), acquired brain injury (ABI), stroke and other neurological diagnoses. To our patients, staff and board members, quality means continually improving patient safety processes and outcomes, as well as the clinical care experience.

The measures reported in our Shepherd Center Quality and Patient Safety Report for Fiscal Year 2021 reflect a range of patient safety and patient experience outcomes.

Shepherd Center believes having accurate patient safety and patient experience outcomes helps people to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Our hope is the information shared here helps in deciding the best rehabilitation care for you or your loved one. If you have any questions or concerns about our patient safety or patient experience outcomes, please email us at webmaster@shepherd.org or call 404-352-2020.

Why Shepherd? Learn about our outcomes.

Download the latest Quality and Patient Safety Report.