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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is Now The Shirley Ryan "AbilityLab"

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago will soon be a thing of the past. But that's not to say it's going away. It has a new name, a new location and a much larger, state-of-the-art facility that its executives say rivals any other physical rehabilitation center in the world. (from WTTW report)

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Overview of The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab®

The unique design of the hospital is about creativity and inventing – processes, methods, experiences, even products that will affect real change in our patients and in their potential for full recovery.
We are leveraging the design of our new building to fully express our vision, embracing an iterative rather than linear process of clinical care and recovery medicine, and integrating the intellectual with the artistic.

A revolution in rehabilitation medicine

Our new research hospital project will transform the entire structure of our organization and will exert strong influence on the field of rehabilitation to adopt translational methods, integrating science directly with clinical care to achieve never-before-possible outcomes for patients. We have the insight, expertise, and drive to envision a revolution in rehabilitation medicine, and to make it happen. And we hold the fundamental ambition and confidence that RIC will continue to improve lives and serve as a resource for the world, the center of excellence and promise.

Our commitment to education and training

The new facility will also extend RIC’s outreach in training and disseminating knowledge across the globe. Although we currently invest significant resources in education and training, we expect the new facility will allow us to better serve the field through conferences, colloquiums, and training seminars in order to share our emerging knowledge and know-how. RIC is compelled to use our knowledge to advance the field and to set new standards of care by which other organizations can improve the outcomes of patients.

Nuclei of Discovery: Five Innovation Centers 

Brain Injury Research and RecoverySpinal Cord Injury Research and RecoveryNeuro-Muskolskeletal Research and RecoveryPediatric RehabilitationCancer Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Innovation
Nerve, Muscle
& Bone
Rehabilitation Innovation
Rehabilitation Innovation
Learn more about our five Innovation Centers and our Ability Labs
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the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at UIC
355 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611
1-844-355-ABLE | 312-238-1000
Website: https://www.sralab.org/

source: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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