Located at 355 E. Erie Street in Chicago, the $550 million, 1.2-million-square-foot AbilityLab is the first-ever “translational” research hospital in which clinicians, scientists, innovators and technologists work together in the same space, 24/7, surrounding patients, discovering new approaches and applying research in real time.
“The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the only hospital in the world where doctors focused on solving patient challenges now work side-by-side with scientists focused on finding cures,” said Jude Reyes, chairman of the hospital’s board of directors. “The result is focused discovery and innovation on behalf of patients, who will be poised to achieve their best possible recoveries here.”
The AbilityLab introduces its model of care through five Innovation Centers focused on areas of biomedical science with extraordinary promise:
» Brain Innovation Center
» Spinal Cord Innovation Center
» Nerve, Muscle & Bone Innovation Center
» Pediatric Innovation Center
» Cancer Rehabilitation Innovation Center