About SIH Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
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For more than two decades, SIH has collaborated with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). We’re the only hospital in Southern Illinois with a relationship with such an award-winning, groundbreaking medical-research community.
Founded in 1954, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is a worldwide leader in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of health professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation. It has been designated the “#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America” by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991 and attributes its leading standard of care to its innovative research, particularly in the areas of bionic medicine, robotics, neural regeneration, pain care and better outcomes.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab operates its 242-bed flagship hospital in downtown Chicago, as well as a network of more than 50 sites of care throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. It also maintains strategic alliances with leading healthcare providers throughout the Midwest.
The research done at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab will positively influence the outcomes of patients at SIH. Research can drive better care, increase patient engagement and helps Shirley Ryan AbilityLab understand how patients respond to rehabilitation therapy and treatments.