's Brain Injury Program Nationally Recognized - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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RIC's Brain Injury Program Nationally Recognized

Sgt. Shurvon Phillip

Sgt. Shurvon Phillip

RIC’s Brain Injury Medicine and Rehabilitation Program was featured the New York Times Magazine on Sunday, May 25, 2008.

The article highlighted RIC’s scientific and medical treatment of traumatic brain injuries through the journey of a U.S. military war hero and former RIC patient, Shurvon Phillip, who received rehabilitation care at RIC last year. Dr. Felise Zollman and numerous other RIC allied health professionals and experts provided context for RIC’s best practices and excellent standards of brain injury rehabilitation care which helped Sgt. Phillip to obtain the ability to breathe, eat, communicate and use his arms on his own, all of which he could not do before his care at RIC.

RIC’s research innovations were also featured in the piece through the description of work in RIC’s Neuroplasticity lab, where researchers like Dr. James Stinear are attempting to harness new ways to increase new pathways in the brain which can help patients recover more quickly from injuries like stroke and brain injury. 

Many thanks to the following team of RIC clinicians who shared their expertise for this important story:

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The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is making a difference in the world for people with disabilities.  RIC provides world-class care to patients from around the globe for a range of conditions from acute brain and spinal cord injury to chronic arthritis, pain and sports injuries. RIC, founded in 1954, 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 in part to its innovative research and discovery, particularly in the areas of bionic medicine, robotics, neural regeneration, pain care and better outcomes. RIC operates its 165-bed, flagship hospital in downtown Chicago, as well as a network of 30 sites of care located throughout the city and surrounding suburbs that provide additional inpatient care, day rehabilitation and outpatient services. RIC also maintains strategic alliances with leading healthcare providers throughout the state of Illinois and Indiana.