ABOUT RIC

About The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is the nation’s #1 ranked provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world and is the leader in research and development of the most cutting-edge treatments and technologies in its field.  Through aggressive medical protocols, RIC guides the patient care process toward a better patient outcome – involving repair, regeneration, and recovery of brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal function. 

RIC holds an unparalleled market distinction with a record six federal research designations awarded and funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Education’s National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the areas of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological rehabilitation, outcomes research and rehabilitation engineering research.  RIC operates a165-bed hospital and “R&D center” in downtown Chicago, as well as a network of 34 sites of care distributed throughout the Midwestern region, through which it delivers inpatient, day rehabilitation and outpatient services. 

Founded in 1954, RIC has been designated the “#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America” by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991.  RIC sets the standard of care in the post-acute care market through its innovative applied research and discovery programs, particularly in the areas of neuroscience, bionic medicine, musculoskeletal medicine and technology transfer. For more information, go to www.ric.org 

RIC’s Stories of Ability
Through world-class clinical care and innovative research and discovery, RIC supports each patient in their journey of recovery after experiencing a traumatic injury or illness such as brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, cancer or cerebral palsy and helps each achieve their greatest potential of ability.  At RIC, we define ability as being able to “do” or participate in life in a way that is meaningful to each individual patient. For a child with cerebral palsy, ability could be kicking a soccer ball and participating in a gym class. For a young man who has recovered from a brain injury, ability could be returning to his career. Ability is very individual and it is fundamental to a most meaningful life. Meet a few of the people RIC has helped regain and recover their most cherished abilities: 

For more information, visit www.ric.org.