The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is an independent, 501(c)3, non-profit organization. It is the world’s leading hospital and research enterprise in physical medicine and rehabilitation, having virtually defined the entire field during the last half of the 20th century. RIC also embodies the future of rehabilitation care, and possesses the intellectual, physical, human, brand, and spiritual capital to sustain and advance this worthy cause for an underserved population.
Since 1953, RIC has been a pioneer in medical care for some of the most difficult patient conditions. The spirit of innovation and trailblazing is embedded in our DNA, and enables us to attract and retain exceptional talent. Some of the finest minds in the fields of rehabilitation medicine, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, and outcomes research can be found at RIC today.
Our mission is rooted in our dedication to providing the highest-quality patient care and outcomes through integrated research, scientific discovery, and education. Our patients drive our passion, and motivate us to continually improve, delivering better outcomes and achieving faster recoveries.
Patients come to RIC from all over the globe, often with catastrophic or unusual conditions and desperate in their quest for a better outcome – and always with great hope for an improved life ahead.