RIC Expert Team for Out-of-State Patients
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Global Patient Services (GPS) team expertly works together with every out-of-state patient. The GPS team includes experienced physicians, nurses, therapists, researchers, and other specialists for every patient and every care level.
The RIC GPS team provides the highest level of care – expertly, responsively, cost-effectively. Our expert team will:
- Provide a personal contact across all episodes and levels of care
- Help you coordinate housing and travel with trusted sources at discounted rates
- Assist with Life Care Planning to help control long-term costs
RIC's system of care and team of experts will be there for you throughout your recovery providing expert care, clinical trials, education, support groups, and sport and fitness opportunities.
Medical Directors oversee specific, multidisciplinary care teams for every out-of-state patient.
Pediatric rehabilitation: Charles E. Sisung, MD
Pediatric rehabilitation: Gadi A. Revivo, DO
Spinal cord injury Rehabilitation: David Chen, MD
Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
Dr. Chen is the Medical Director overseeing the care of patients with spinal cord injuries. RIC is a federally designated model center for the treatment of traumatic spinal cord injuries, treating more than 500 such patients each year, giving them the best opportunity to regain skills and return to living independently.
View Dr. Chen's RIC Profile
Brain injury rehabilitation: David L. Ripley, MD
Medical Director, Brain Injury Medicine & Rehabilitation Program
Dr. Ripley is the Medical Director overseeing the care of patients with brain injuries. Each year we care for more than 600 patients with traumatic brain injuries, in a federally designated model program that focuses on restoring physical, intellectual, communicative, psychosocial, and vocational skills.
View Dr. Ripley's RIC Profile
Stroke rehabilitation: Richard L. Harvey, MD
Orthopedic rehabilitation: Santiago D. Toledo, MD
Care managers help patients at every care level.
Suzanne Bryant is the Business Process Manager for Global Patient Services. She has been at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) for over 5 years and was previously the Executive Assistance for the hospital’s leadership team. Suzanne coordinates the intake process for individuals inquiring about rehabilitation services and is often the first person our patients meet when seeking care at RIC. Suzanne assists patients, family members and referring healthcare professionals with their initial questions and provides seamless access to the most appropriate RIC treatment team. Suzanne’s knowledge of travel, housing, community services and RIC programs insures that your very first contact with RIC will be handled with compassion and efficiency.
Rebecca Brashler is the Director of Global Patient Services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and has more than 30 years of experience in Rehabilitation. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the former Director of Care Management at RIC. Rebecca is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of Medicine. She holds a secondary appointment in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program and is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. She provides Medical Ethics Consultations through the Donnelley Ethics Program at RIC. Ms Brashler’s clinical expertise is in the area of family functioning following catastrophic injury/illness, global health, care of military patients and workers compensation.
Nick Fonner is a licensed social worker who joined the RIC Global Patient Services team in 2012. He has close to 10 years of experience as a Rehabilitation Case Manager primarily in the private worker’s compensation industry with experience in catastrophic injuries, needs assessments, crisis counseling, growth planning, transitional living, service coordination and cost management. Nick is a former member of the USA Wheelchair Rugby Team and Manager for the Chicago Bears Wheelchair Rugby Team in Chicago.