Inpatient Adult Rehabilitation 

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross Hospital offers you a highly structured, intensive and multi-disciplinary inpatient program in a beautiful new therapeutic environment. Our program is designed to maximize your independence through patient and family education and to accentuate your functional ability and strengths as your body continues to heal from a disabling illness or injury.

Inpatient rehabilitation patient uses an exercise machine while a health care provider monitors her.

World-Renowned Care Close to Home

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) has been ranked the #1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991. The same specialized care that has earned Shirley Ryan AbilityLab its pre-eminent reputation in advancing human ability is available at Silver Cross.

CARF Accreditation

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross Hospital received a 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This is the fifth time that the inpatient rehabilitation program at Silver Cross has received CARF accreditation.

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This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. Silver Cross demonstrated to a team of international surveyors (from England and Sweden) during an on-site visit the hospital’s commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Conditions We Treat

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross cares for adult patients who have had significant function loss and require daily physician oversight, intense therapy, and 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care due to

  • Amputation
  • Arthritic Diseases
  • Brain Injury
  • Burns
  • Medically Complex Conditions
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

Advanced Healing Environment

Care is provided on Silver Cross Hospital’s 5th Floor which includes:

  • 25 spacious private rooms
  • Ability Achievement Center with state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment
  • Multi-Activity Room complete with functioning kitchen and dining area
  • Simulated Apartment Environment

Services We Provide

Inpatient acute rehabilitation services are provided by licensed specialists under the coordination of a physician trained in rehabilitation. Each patient’s care is customized to fit their needs and care plans are developed with the input of the patient, family, physician, and rehabilitation team. Services include:

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross also offers dietitian services, respiratory therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, and psychology.

Contact Us

For admission information, call (815) 300-5971.

Referrals can be faxed to (815) 462-6918.

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.