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 and quality 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
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 300 patients like you each year.
301
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-home rates are higher than the national average.
87.3%
4-5 Hours Per Day
How Much Therapy Will I Have?
Expect to participate in 4-5 hours per day of therapy.
How Much Functional Improvement (FIM) Can I Expect During My Stay?
Patients experience an average of 30.4 points in functional gains (compared to the national average of 30.0).
30.4 FIM Points
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
95
What Do Patients of Shepherd Center Have to Say?
Inpatients give 95 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.
218
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-home rates are higher than the national average.
90.5% Return Home
3-4 Hours Per Day
How Much Therapy Will I Have?
Expect to participate in 3-4 hours per day of therapy.
How Much Functional Improvement (FIM) Can I Expect During My Stay?
Patients experience an average of 44.0 points in functional gains (compared to the national average of 33.2).
44.0 FIM Points
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.
48 Years Old
95
What Do Patients of Shepherd Center Have to Say?
Inpatients give 95 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 130 patients with stroke each year.
135
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-home rates are higher than the national average.
85% Return Home
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.
How Much Functional Improvement (FIM) Is Expected During My Stay?
Patients experience an average of 32.4 points in functional gains (compared to the national average of 31.1).
32.4 FIM Points
Is Shepherd Center Accredited?
Yes, by The Joint Commission and CARF.

Shepherd Center Outcomes Scorecard and Annual Quality Report

The quality goal for Shepherd Center is to be the leader in defining, measuring and delivering superior-quality care for patients who have sustained life-altering spinal cord and brain injuries. To our patients, staff and board members, quality means continually improving patient safety and the clinical care experience.

The measures reported in our Shepherd Center scorecard for 2017 and quality report for 2018 reflect a range of outcomes from those that should never occur to any patient – in fact, they are known in the healthcare industry as “Never Events” – to specific program outcomes that reflect the positive achievements of patients who have participated in rehabilitation at Shepherd Center.

Shepherd Center believes people should have as much accurate information as possible to make informed decisions about their healthcare. One way to facilitate that is to publicly post and report how Shepherd Center rates on a range of quality standards and benchmarks.

Download the Complex Care Brochure.

Download the latest outcomes scorecard.

Download the latest quality report.