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 a 183-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 or contact us 

About Our Patients

Age 5

Jaime Correa was an average 5-year-old boy who loved to play with his friends and ride his bike. He was always a happy kid and kept very busy.... Read More

Zac Vawter

Software Engineer, Age 32

Zac Vawter, father of two, was on his way home from work riding his motorcycle in rural Washington State when he spun, landed, and skidded with the... Read More

Jenna Ennesser

Farmer, Age 24

Newly married, Jenna and her husband were driving home in rural Michigan when their pick-up truck rolled over and she was ejected from the truck... Read More

US Army, Age 35

US Army Sergeant Glen Lehman was on a routine patrol just outside of Baghdad in 2009 when his tank was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED)... Read More

Artist, Age 80

Jordan “Jordie” Krimstein couldn’t figure out how to put on his favorite sweatshirt. He had done it hundreds of times before, but on the morning of... Read More

To learn read additional RIC patient stories go to http://www.advancehumanability.org