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About the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), is the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation and has been ranked the "No. 1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991.

Upon opening in March 2017, the $550 million, 1.2-million-square-foot Shirley Ryan AbilityLab became the first-ever "translational" research hospital in which clinicians, scientists, innovators and technologists work together in the same space, surrounding patients, discovering new approaches and applying (or "translating") research real time. The research hospital helps patients like Ryan - watch his story below!

Share your story

Patient stories inspire other people and help teach people about the work we do. If you are a former patient and you’d like to share your story please email mystory@sralab.org. For all other questions, please visit our contact page.