Information Regarding the NATO Summit - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Published on May 16, 2012

Information Regarding the NATO Summit

CHICAGO, IL—During the NATO summit scheduled for May 20-21 in Chicago, RIC’s main hospital on Superior Street will be open, delivering uninterrupted inpatient care.

Like any large event in Chicago, the summit is likely to make travel difficult, both getting into and out of the city as well as on neighborhood streets around RIC.  Since streets may be closed and travel is likely to include delays, you may want to limit visits during the weekend and on Monday as well.

For those seeking traffic-related information available on the web, NOTIFY CHICAGO is a city service that provides recorded telephone messages, text messages and/or email alerts on various emergency and non-emergency situations taking place throughout Chicago. The service will be providing frequent updates throughout the weekend on road closures or other transportation changes.

At RIC, patient safety is always our top priority. We have put several plans in place to ensure that we’ll have adequate staff and supplies during this time.

Outpatient appointments for Monday, May 21, have been cancelled at the following locations:

  • the Superior Street hospital
  • the Center for Pain Management
  • the Vocational Rehabilitation Program
  • and the Sports and Fitness Center

All other RIC locations are open on Monday, including the Spine and Sports Center at 1030 North Clark Street.

Thank you.

About the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is the nation’s top-ranked provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world. Ranked #1 by both U.S. News and World Report and the U.S. National Institutes of Health, RIC holds an unparalleled market distinction.

With a record eight multi-year, multi-million dollar 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, brain injury, stroke, neurological rehabilitation, outcomes research, bionic medicine/rehabilitation engineering research, and pediatric orthopedics, RIC operates the largest rehabilitation research enterprise in the world.

RIC also operates its 182-bed, flagship hospital in downtown Chicago, as well as a network of more than 40 sites of care distributed throughout the Midwest, 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 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

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