The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is ranked the No. 1 rehabilitation hospital in America for the 16th consecutive year based on a survey of board-certified physiatrists (physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation) and reported in the July “Best Hospitals” issue of US News & World Report. RIC is the only hospital in Illinois to ever achieve the No. 1 ranking in any specialty and no other specialty hospital in America has been ranked No. 1 for as long.

While best known for treating the most complex cases such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke, RIC brings the same level of expertise to helping those with more common conditions including arthritis, chronic pain and sports injuries.

RIC’s dedication to helping people with physical disabilities achieve their best life possible has made it a trusted organization that attracts patients and health care professionals to Chicago from around the world.

“It’s been a tremendous year for the Institute, strengthened by our advanced research discoveries and the creation of important programs like the Prime of Life stroke rehabilitation program,” says Joanne Smith, MD, president and CEO of RIC. “Our unique fusion of excellence in patient care, research, education and advocacy enables RIC to continue to make a difference in the world, year after year.”

[SOURCE: RIC, July 2006]