The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab has been recognized as the #1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America since 1991 by U.S. News & World Report. No other specialty hospital has been consecutively ranked the #1 by U.S. News & World Report for so long.

Founded in 1954, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab has earned a worldwide reputation as being a leader in patient care, research and educating health professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

People from around the globe choose Shirley Ryan AbilityLab because of our expertise in treating a range of conditions, from the most complex conditions including cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, stroke and traumatic brain injury, to the more common, such as arthritis, chronic pain and sports injuries. Many people also come to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab because of our specialized services, which help individuals lead more independent and fulfilling lives.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab offers a full range of services at all levels of care -- inpatient, day rehabilitation and outpatient -- according to the special needs of each patient. At all levels of treatment, specialists from many disciplines work as a team with each patient to advance his or her ability to do and participate in things that give their lives meaning.

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The reason Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is rated year after year as the best in its field is tied to our hiring and retention of some of the best leaders, allied health professionals, nurses and physicians in the healthcare field.

In addition, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is strongly supported by an active board of directors, which includes some of the most influential and prominent activists in the Chicagoland area.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's professional education opportunities and team approach ensure that our professionals will carry our strengths into the future.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Reasonable Accommodations We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an email to or call (312) 238-6297 and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab embraces diversity in its work force. Select link to view the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab EEO and AAP Statement

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