The new Orthopedic Building on the Rush campus opens for patient visits this month, marking the beginning of patient care in the new and renovated facilities being created by the Rush Transformation.
"The Orthopedic Building's opening is a major step forward in transforming Rush's campus to enhance our ability to provide the best possible care for our patients and to put them at the center of everything we do," says Larry Goodman, MD, president and CEO of Rush. "It's very exciting to see patients receiving medical care in this brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, and it offers a preview of what we'll see when our new East Tower opens in 2012."
Located at the corner of Ashland Avenue and Harrison Street in Chicago, the five-story, $75 million, 220,000-square-foot building is the largest facility devoted to orthopedics in the Midwest.
The building contains 60 examination rooms, six x-ray and imaging suites, an imaging center with CT and two MRI scanners, full-service physical and occupational therapy facilities, a conference and learning center, and first-floor stores, including shops offering medical equipment needed by orthopedic patients.
The building is home to the Rush Department of Orthopedic Surgery, including departmental offices and rooms for outpatient care. Orthopedic surgery will continue to be performed in the Atrium and Professional Buildings. The Orthopedic Building also houses the department's research facilities.
"For the first time in the department's history, orthopedic surgery's administration, research and educational activities will be in close proximity to our outpatient clinical operations," says Joshua Jacobs, MD, chairperson of orthopedic surgery at Rush. "This is the best arrangement to promote collaboration between members of the department and will enhance our translational research efforts."
Rush's orthopedics program is consistently ranked among the best in the country and tops in Illinois in U.S.News & World Report magazine's annual best hospitals issue.
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, a private practice medical group whose 38 physicians are on the Rush faculty, also now has its clinical facilities and physician offices in the building. Rush Rheumatology clinical services will move to the fifth floor of the new Orthopedic Building in the future.
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