$550M Shirley Ryan AbilityLab To Open Soon
On March 25, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is becoming the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, located in a new building in Chicago. The $550 million, 27-story, 1.2 million-square-foot facility is dedicating 800,000 square feet to clinical care and research space.
AbilityLab will offer five Innovation Centers, each focused on an area of biomedical science: Brain; Spinal Cord; Nerve, Muscle & Bone; Pediatric; and Cancer. These centers will integrate medical and research experts for better outcomes. In addition, doctors and scientists will share space in five Ability Labs, which will focus on specific functional outcomes. These include: Arms + Hands Lab; Legs + Walking Lab; Strength + Endurance Lab; Think + Speak Lab; and Pediatric Lab.
You can read more about the rebranded institute in the "Chicago Tribune," here.