Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

AUG 2018

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AUGUST 2018 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • 61 A new rehab building brings with it a new kitchen and cafe. By Donna Boss Photography by Chicago Commercial Photography facility design p r o j e c t o f t h e m o n t h REBUILDING PATIENT AND RETAIL FOODSERVICE AT SHIRLEY RYAN ABILITYLAB IN CHICAGO F eaturing high-level integration of scientific research and patient care in a rehabilitation hospital, the 17-month-old Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago strives to inspire and promote healing. The $550 million, 27-story rehabilitation center comprises 1.2 million square feet, including 800,000 square feet devoted to clinical care and research. Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the new branded name of the Rehabilita- tion Institute of Chicago (RIC), founded in 1954 and renowned for its care for patients with severe, complex conditions. The new 242-bed Chicago hospital has 60 more beds than the previous RIC facility and has the potential to expand to 350. It provides around-the-clock patient care. The name change shifts the focus from disability to ability and from the process of rehabilitation to the outcome. Within this environment that promotes healing and integrates scientific research, interdisciplinary teams of clinicians, scientists, innovators and technologists work together in five applied research and therapeutic spaces called labs. Here, they discover new clinical

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