REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO


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REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Summary: The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has long been recognized as the 'Best Rehabilitation Hospital in America'.

Its consistent and long-term recognitions are not the only basis why the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is known all over the world. The fact that it is the leader in patient care, research, and education of health care professionals has caught the attention of people from different parts of the globe.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago was founded in 1954. Since then, it has offered different levels of patient care. Over the years of giving the utmost quality of care, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has now grown to over 30 sites in the Chicago area and Southern Illinois. All those care sites provide inpatient rehabilitation, day rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation services as per the needs of the patients. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has a research center which is by far the largest physical medicine and rehabilitation research endeavor in the world.

The most unique feature of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is probably their intensive research on physical rehabilitation. Because of this, the health care professionals employed in the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is driven by the philosophy of practicing what has been found out in research. Continuing education of health professionals is done and programs are constantly updated and refreshed.

There are several health care providers involves in the different levels of treatment in the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Such professionals, aside from the physiatrist are rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, certified nurses, speech/language pathologists, psychologists, and social workers among others. The team of several health professionals is to ensure that the patient is able to progress and ultimately achieves his fullest potential.

One of the challenges that the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has been working at is the effective communication between the health care professionals and the patients. Correspondence through email has been a problem at first. There are mandated requirements that have to be met before electronic correspondence can be allowed. Patient data confidentiality is an important aspect in the medical scene. The American Hospitals Association is keeping a close watch on the online security of such patient information. Fortunately, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has found the means to comply with the requirements of online correspondence. It is now utilizing a system that guarantees the security of mails sent online. Patients who wish to establish interaction with the health professionals may do so without personally going there. This development in communication means has enabled the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago reach out to patients all over the world and provide them with the utmost patient care, making it live up to its slogan 'the best in healing and hope'.


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