Welcome to the virtual tour of the new Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Please use this tour to look around this new state of the art facility.
Welcome to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the world’s first and only translational research hospital. At 1.2 million square feet, it is the largest rehabilitation hospital in the U.S. Our goal: better, faster outcomes for patients.
Guests are immediately greeted by vibrant, hand-painted graphics as they make their way to visitor elevators that will transport them to our 10th-floor Sky Lobby for check-in.
Our covered awning ensures that you're always welcome , no matter the weather. Valets will be happy to park your vehicle.
The Sky Lobby is the welcome center and communal hub of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, offering expansive city and lake views, lush outdoor gardens and rich educational resources. Greeters welcome and direct visitors upon arrival.
The LIFE Center is a global resource for patient and family education — in- person and online. It touts an extensive collection of resources and experienced staff.
Nancy’s Garden is a canopied haven enabling patients and visitors to enjoy fresh air, colorful gardens and wonderful city views.
Elegant and flexible, the Conference Center accommodates 300, and can be divided into two or three smaller rooms. The Center offers all AV support, furniture options, micro-kitchen and business equipment.
This garden, specially designed for patients, is about movement and progress. Its winding paths offer a compelling invitation to stroll outside … on foot, wheels or prosthetic limbs!
The sweeping outdoor Gathering Garden spans the length of the building. Located off the Education & Conference Center, the refreshing spot offers a unique outdoor setting for patients, event receptions and meeting breaks.
Interfaith space for quiet reflection with soft light, curved walls and an inspirational art glass window.
Main Patient Care Stations are clinical hubs centrally located in each of our Innovation Centers, offering a welcoming, secure touch point for patients and their families on medical floors.
242 private patient rooms, each with beautiful lake or urban views, tout state-of-the-art designs and equipment facilitating comfort and care.
Extra-large bathrooms offer the comforts of home and feature fully accessible toilets and showers.
Vibrant Vistas are located throughout our Innovation Centers, offering patients and their families a quiet place for respite and reflection.
HUBs are inviting spaces for patients and families to dine, relax or participate in therapeutic recreational activities, hobbies or games.
Studios are used by therapists to help patients regain daily living skills such as cooking, opening cabinets, bathing, doing laundry, etc.
Accessible throughout, seven stations offer healthy choices and classics including a salad bar, deli and pizza stop. The Café offers flexible seating options for patients, groups and meetings.
Our Child Life Program uses play to engage and uplift pediatric patients. The Chicago Blackhawks’ champion spirit inspires.
This kid-customized Lab caters to patients from around the world, allowing children with a range of diagnoses to benefit from the latest technology and best-in-class care. Scaled for smaller bodies and developing minds, the Lab appeals to young imaginations.
A brainchild of our research team, this specially-designed obstacle course features a combination of surfaces, heights and textures to train the brain as patients recover their ability to walk.
One of five applied research and therapeutic spaces, the two-story Strength + Endurance Lab is designed to help patients build stamina and resilience, improving complex motor skills.
The Arms + Hands Lab is a robust environment designed for patients and research participants working on recovering and strengthening complex hand and reaching skills — turning a key, picking up a pen, putting on a sweater.
In this two-story, interdisciplinary Lab, doctors, researchers and therapists focus on large motor and rhythmic limb functions, enabling patients to regain balance and muscle memory through high-intensity therapies focused on the lower extremities.
This Lab combined therapeutic care and scientific application help you recover the building blocks of ability: thinking, reasoning, perception, swallowing, talking & interactions with others.
Our prosthetics and orthotics professionals work in close collaboration with your doctors and therapists to ensure that your customized device meets all your needs.
The Center focuses on creating clinically viable technologies that advance prosthesis design and control and allow individuals with limb loss to live more independently.
Our world-renowned Center for Bionic Medicine continues to make technological breakthroughs that improve the quality of life for individuals with limb loss or other impairments.
This laboratory uses tools from molecular biology, cell biology, histology, genetics, experimental and clinical models to translate our understanding of diseases that affect muscles.
Adult outpatients with conditions and injuries affecting the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves undergo intensive therapy and benefit from access to an Activities of Daily Living Studio, treatment rooms and diagnostic radiology.
Adults outpatients undergo comprehensive therapy for pain and limitation from conditions and injuries affecting movement, such as back pain, arthritis or sports injuries. The Suite includes an Activities of Daily Living Studio, treatment rooms and radiology.
Aquatic therapy provides a gravity reduced treatment environment, promoting better outcomes. The Center’s 33’ x 22’ pool is kept at therapeutic temperatures, and includes a high-tech jet system, bench for pediatric patients and wheelchair elevator. A locker room and deck side changing areas add to convenience.
Part of Radiology & Imaging, this suite eliminates the need to transfer patients for minor procedures and is down the hall from 8 prep and recovery bays for patient monitoring.
This comprehensive suite offers radiology, MRI, CT scans, fluoroscopy, bone-density imaging, ultrasound and vascular studies, specimen processing and a research lab. Cutting-edge imaging tools rapidly yield defined results and eliminate the need to transfer patients.