Rush Honored for Culture of Inclusion
The U.S. Department of Labor selected Rush University Medical Center as one of only three organizations in the nation — and the only one in Chicago in almost a decade — to receive the 2007 Exemplary Voluntary Efforts (EVE) Award. This honor recognizes exceptional efforts by organizations to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans.
The following are just a few of the ways Rush promotes diversity:
- Collaborates with area minority, women’s and disability rights organizations to recruit members of these groups as employees. More than 50 percent of Rush employees are members of an underrepresented ethnic group, and 72 percent of employees are women.
- Develops and implements policies and programs for people with disabilities and educates others about the advantages of these programs for all individuals.
- Supports pro-parent work policies, including allowing many part-time employees to receive full-time benefits.
- Provides extra paid leave time for veterans of the U.S. Armed Services who are returning to work at Rush after serving on active duty.
“The EVE Award demonstrates that Rush has cultivated a broadly diverse employee base, which in turn translates into culturally sensitive and respectful patient care,” says Larry J. Goodman, MD, president and CEO.
Learn More About Rush
To learn more about equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action, visit About Rush.
For information on other honors Rush has received, visit Honors and Recognition.