Did You Know?
The first physician in the United States to reconnect a patient's severed hand was a surgeon at Rush — William Shorey, MD, who performed the procedure in 1962.
Jorge Galante, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Rush, ushered in a new era for hip and knee replacement when he codeveloped porous-coated artificial joints that promote new bone growth to connect the implant to the patient’s own bone.
In 1998, Rush connected with the Cook County Bureau of Health to establish the nation's first freestanding, specialized outpatient health care facility for patients with HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.
Rush is connected to the greater Chicago area by two trains, four buses and the Eisenhower Expressway.
Periodontal disease is connected to other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease.
As part of the Rush Transformation, a 1,200-foot-long underground tunnel was built to connect the new loading dock with the new hospital building.
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