From the Medical Director, RIC’s Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Center - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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From the Medical Director

Our quality is unrivaled. Our care is top ranked for more than two decades.

RIC's Dr. Richard HarveyWith more than 20 years experience in stroke rehabilitation, Dr. Richard L. Harvey is as committed to patient care as he is to seeking bigger, better answers to stroke recovery through his own research trials.

He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan and has completed three fellowships in stroke rehabilitation – one of just a few physicians in the nation to achieve this level of training.

This is a tremendously exciting time for neuroscience and physical medicine. We’re learning how plastic the brain is, and how we can impact its ability to rewire itself through targeted therapies. We’re standing on the doorstep of brain-based therapies that offer recovery where it was never possible before.

A research study published by the National Institutes of Health confirms that comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation care is most effective in achieving the best recovery after stroke. Choose RIC and you’re choosing the best. As the #1 ranked rehabilitation hospital in the nation for more than two decades, we define quality by how successful we are at getting every patient to lead the most independent and fulfilling life possible.

We are proud to discharge more patients back home (vs. to another care facility) than anywhere else in the region. We have the most state-of-the-art technology and tools at our fingertips and the most accomplished, leading experts in the field.

On behalf of the entire RIC team, we are honored you are considering us and we look forward to working together on a successful recovery.

Richard L. Harvey, MD

Medical Director, RIC’s Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Center