The McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response is located at 1653 W. Congress Parkway, between Paulina Street and Ashland Avenue in the Tower hospital building.
Free, temporary parking is available outside the emergency room entrance in designated parking spaces. Please use this during patient check in. See valet attendant or security officer. Once the patient has been registered, please drive to the main parking garage or use the valet parking.
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, operates a comprehensive emergency department 24 hours a day for patients who require immediate medical attention. In addition to treating the full range of adult problems, special services are available for the evaluation and treatment of emergencies involving infants and children.
On Jan. 6, 2012, Rush opened a new, 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art emergency center with 60 treatment rooms that can handle 72,000 patient visits per year. All rooms are individual and private, but in case of a local or national disaster, each room can accommodate two patients and the hospital lobby can be converted to handle mass casualties resulting from biological, chemical and other catastrophes.
Rush is an accredited Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Rush has an academic affiliation with Stroger Hospital of Cook County and, as such, participates in collaborative training programs such as emergency medicine, infectious diseases, pediatric intensive care medicine and surgery.
The Rush Emergency Department maintains an ongoing agreement with Stroger to provide for the transfer of all Level I trauma patients who arrive at the Rush ED once the initial stabilization has occurred. Rush is an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and uses residency-trained, board-certified or eligible emergency physicians for 24/7 coverage.
Advanced trauma training: Rush, along with the city of Chicago, teamed up to provide a program to the Illinois National Guard to train soldiers in advanced trauma medicine. Three weeklong sessions are held each year to train approximately 140 soldiers ready to be deployed for military action. The goal is eventually to hold 12 sessions a year.
Dino P. Rumoro, DO, FACEP
Dino Rumoro, DO, chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, brings a wide range of expertise to the department. Rumoro directs all clinical activities in the emergency department and provides leadership in several areas. He oversees a staff of 25 emergency physicians, including one medical director.
McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response: The McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response serves as a primary resource for the Chicago Department of Public Health as well as local hospitals, both in planning for and response to a potential terrorism event or public health emergency in the Chicago area.