Quick Facts

Shepherd Pathways is a comprehensive, community-based rehabilitation program for people recovering from brain injury. It is a program of Shepherd Center, one of the top-ranked facilities in the nation for medical treatment, research, and rehabilitation for people with brain or spinal cord injuries.


1942 Clairmont Road, NW, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-3406

Shepherd Center Staff

  • Shepherd Pathways employs more than 70 people.
  • Shepherd Pathways serves nearly 500 clients per year.
  • Shepherd Center is ranked among the top 10 best rehabilitation hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Our Mission

Shepherd Center's mission is to help people with a temporary or permanent disability caused by injury or disease rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity, advocating for their full inclusion in all aspects of community life while promoting safety and injury prevention.

Our Vision

  • To be a center of excellence in patient care, education, and research.
  • To be financially sound, having the resources to maintain quality services.
  • To be a strong advocate for people with disabilities.

Our Values

  • Accountability
  • Compassion
  • Competency
  • Humor
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Trust

Our Philosophy

  • The best healing takes place when the highest ethical standards are followed – where mutual respect, justice and equality are encouraged.
  • The appropriate level of care results in the most positive medical outcomes within the limits of available resources.
  • The most appropriate care is provided by a professional team working with each patient and family.
  • Rehabilitation is a lifelong process that begins at Shepherd Center.
  • Sharing research guarantees growth and improvement and benefits everyone.
  • Primary injury prevention is a high priority at Shepherd Center.
  • Supporting staff development improves the quality of services Shepherd Center provides.

Code of Ethical Conduct

Read Shepherd Center's Code of Ethical Conduct