Consistently named one of America's best rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, the Shepherd Center specializes in the medical treatment, research, and rehabilitation of people with catastrophic injuries, including brain and spinal cord injury. Shepherd focuses on highly individualized care, and claims that their program turns out patients with some of the best long-term outcomes in the United States. Value-added services include therapeutic recreation, patient outings, chaplaincy, assistive technology, peer support, back-to-school programs, and family programs. Specialized programs tailored to adolescents, patients with dual diagnoses (both brain and spinal cord injuries), patients on ventilators, and patients with low-level brain injuries are also available. The Shepherd Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
The Jimmy Simpson Foundation is a 501c3 organization that was founded by Carol Simpson after her husband, Jimmy, suffered an anoxic brain injury as a result from a fall out of a hospital bed after surgery. While searching for long term placement for Jimmy, it was difficult to find an environment that fostered individuality as well as provided a safe home environment. As with many non-profit organizations, the family saw a need within the brain injury community and stepped up to meet that need. In July 1998 the Jimmy Simpson Foundation opened its first long term care program for traumatic brain injury, Safehaven. In 2000 we added the North Georgia Support Group for brain injured individuals and their families. Information on both programs are provided by clicking on the appropriate link.
Located on the Emory University Hospital Campus, the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine is a 56-bed inpatient and outpatient facility that offers treatment for adult patients who have had a brain or spinal cord injury. In addition to providing interdisciplinary care focused on helping patients return to their most independent, Emory's Center for Rehabilitation Medicine is also a teaching and research facility. Patients have access to a highly skilled and experienced staff, current, cutting-edge equipment, and a wide variety of specialty services. Emory University Hospital's Center for Rehabilitation Medicine is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Located in downtown Augusta, Georgia, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital offers both outpatient and inpatient care to adolescents and adults with both brain and spinal cord injuries. Walton's brain injury program is the oldest program of the kind in the state of Georgia. The center collaborates with the Medical College of Georgia, University Health System, the Augusta VA Medical Center, and the Aiken Regional Medical Centers. In addition to providing rehabilitation for brain and spinal cord injured patients, Walton also researches and develops improved methods, procedures and devices in the field of rehabilitation through its new organization, Walton Technologies. This means that patients at Walton are surrounded by the latest technologies and equipment. Walton Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Situated just outside of Atlanta in the historic district of Stone Mountain, this six-bed program is designed to encourage independence while providing appropriate acquired brain injury support for each individual's needs. Community-based productive activities are customized to accommodate each participant's needs and preferences, utilizing a variety of supports and programs in the metro Atlanta area.