The White House and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Dec. 2 that Rush University Medical Center and 34 other hospitals across the U.S. have been designated as Ebola treatment centers.
Rush Health has expanded its network with the addition of Riverside Medical Center, which joined Rush Health at the beginning of September. Rush Health is a clinically integrated network of hospitals, physicians and other clinicians. Riverside Medical Center is a 325-bed hospital based in Kankakee that employs approximately 57 doctors and 35 non-physician clinicians, who also have joined Rush Health.
David Bennett, MD, and Julie Schneider, MD, of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center have been included in “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014,” a listing compiled by Thompson Reuters, a global media and information company.
Leading researchers, funded through a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, are collaborating to develop and evaluate tests designed to measure and track changes in the cognitive functioning of people who typically are difficult to assess accurately: those with an intellectual disability.
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.
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.
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.