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

(CHICAGO) — 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. Rush is the only medical center in Illinois to be listed among the top 10.

This year marks the seventh time since the UHC Quality and Accountability Study was begun in 2005 that Rush has been ranked in the study’s top 10, and Rush’s sixth appearance among the top five.

October 23, 2014

(CHICAGO) — 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, an annual survey of United States health care facilities regarding treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients and their families, as well as their own LGBT employees. The 2014 report was released on Oct. 15.

October 20, 2014

(CHICAGO) – 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. In addition to Rush, which may provide care for both adult and pediatric Ebola cases, the Network of Providers includes Lurie’s Children’s Hospital (for pediatric cases), Northwestern Memorial Hospital (adult cases) and the University of Chicago Medical Center (adult and pediatric cases).

October 01, 2014

Researchers at UC San Francisco and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, 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

(CHICAGO) – Childhood obesity is a national issue and many communities have looked to their schools for help. While schools are required to follow new federal guidelines for healthier lunch options, whether students are actually eating the healthier food provided and making healthier behavior changes have yet to be determined.

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.

The event is hosted by RU Caring, a community service program run by Rush University students. Co-sponsors include Alderman Bob Fioretti and the Chicago Department of Public Health.

July 15, 2014

(CHICAGO) — 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

(CHICAGO) — 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.

Out of 680 participants, Rush was one of only 20 organizations who met the criteria to be considered for “Most Wired—Advanced Organizations.” To make the advanced list, an organization must show exceptional results in the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study.

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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