Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Founded in 1954, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is a worldwide reputed physical rehabilitation center providing patient care, research and educating health professionals on physical medicine and rehabilitation. RIC is the first independent rehabilitation hospital in the country to receive the prestigious Magnet award for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). It is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

RIC offers different levels of care, including inpatient, day rehabilitation, and outpatients services such as occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, chaplains, and recreation therapy. The specialized services of RIC include assistive technology, prosthetics and orthotics and vocational rehabilitation. The amenities of the Institute are private rooms, telephone line, newspaper service, and AT&T Language Line account.

RIC conducts free community education classes and injury prevention presentations, a variety of support groups and programs, through its advocacy and community outreach efforts to improve the quality of life for people with physical disabilities.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago accepts Medicare patients.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago provides both Research and Teaching facilities.

Address: 345 East Superior Street , Chicago
State: Illinois
Zip: 60611
Phone: 312-238-1000
Toll-free: 800-354-7342
Number of Beds: 155
Total Staff : 0

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Articles about this hospital

JAMA Article Recognizes RIC's Contribution to Rehabilitation Robotics Revolution
Date: 2005-09-14
William Z Rymer

RIC is the First Rehabilitation Hospital to Earn Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence
Date: 2005-07-25
Wayne Lerner

RIC Ranked the "Best Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News and World Report for the 15th Consecutive Year
Date: 2005-07-08
Wayne M. Lerner

RIC Hosts 9th Annual IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Date: 2005-06-28
Gernard Fulton

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Celebrates National Aphasia Awareness Month
Date: 2005-06-07
Richard Harvey

RIC Introduces Jesse Sullivan, the World's First Bionic Man
Date: 2005-05-02
Dr. Kuiken

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Joins Cyberkinetics' BrainGate Neural Interface System Pilot Study
Date: 2005-02-28
Tim Surgenor

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Receives $3.5 Million Grant
Date: 2004-11-01
Allen Heinemann

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Chief Nurse Appointed to Illinois Board of Nursing of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Date: 2004-10-22
Laura Ferrio

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's RIC Cubs Win Wheelchair World Series
Date: 2004-10-06
4th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament at Shea Stadium