Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

$550M AbilityLab, rebranded Rehab Institute, will pair research, patient care

$550M AbilityLab, rebranded Rehab Institute, will pair research, patient care

A lone medical researcher hunches over her work in a quiet lab.

Meanwhile, down the street, doctors bounce from patient to patient in a hospital filled with noise and activity.

A new $550 million Chicago hospital facility will merge both of those scenes in hopes of bringing discoveries to patients sooner. Scientists, physicians and patients will all work together at the new Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Streeterville, set to open to patients March 25. The new facility will replace the old nonprofit Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago building on East Superior Street, renaming the institute in the process. The new facility, like the old one, will serve patients with...

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