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E.g., 2014-10-30
October 24, 2014

Rush University Medical Center has received the University HealthSystem Consortium's Quality Leadership Award, ranking fifth among 104 academic medical centers in the UHC’s annual study.

October 23, 2014

For the sixth consecutive year, Rush University Medical Center has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) report.

October 20, 2014

At the request of the city of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center and three other leading Chicago hospitals have agreed to form a Network of Providers ready to provide care in the unlikely event that a patient is diagnosed with Ebola in Chicago.

October 01, 2014

Researchers at UC San Francisco and Rush University Medical Center may have found a predictor for a disorder affecting kidney transplant recipients that can accelerate organ failure, a discovery that eventually could allow for customized therapies and improved patient selection for transplant.

August 21, 2014

Preventive medicine experts at Rush University Medical Center and Canyon Ranch Institute have teamed up to design and test a new program that tracks what students are actually choosing to eat at school meals and supports parents and caregivers in helping their child achieve a healthy lifestyle. The program is called Healthy School Meals Realized through Technology (SMART) Schools.

July 25, 2014

Rush's Annual Back to School Health Fair Offers Free Immunizations and Physicals to Help Students Get Ready for School Year. Free immunizations and physicals are among the services that will be available at the 10th annual citywide RU Caring Back to School Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Montefiore Academy. The entrance to the fair is located at 1310 S. Ashland Ave.

July 15, 2014

Rush University Medical Center once again has been named one of the nation’s top hospitals, according to the new issue of U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in seven of 16 categories included in the magazine’s 2014 -15 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, which became available online on July 15, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.

July 14, 2014

Rush University Medical Center has been named one of only 20, advanced “Most Wired” hospitals in the nation, according to the 16th annual survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks.

July 08, 2014

Neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that using cinnamon can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson’s disease.  Results of the study were published in the June 20 issue of the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.

July 01, 2014

Women with early-stage breast cancer may now receive a one-dose radiation treatment at the same time as lumpectomy surgery, eliminating the need to return to the hospital daily for up to six weeks for post surgical radiation treatments.

The relatively new treatment option available at Rush, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), delivers one precise, concentrated dose of radiation to the tumor site immediately following surgical removal of the cancer.

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