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Clinical Services at Rush Pediatrics and Rush Children's Hospital

Nationally recognized for treating pediatric hemophilia, thrombophilia and hemostasis. A regional referral center for children with muscular dystrophy, movement disorders and epilepsy. The first and largest perinatal network for obstetrical and neonatal care in the state of Illinois.

These are only a few of the many reasons why Rush University Medical Center is a leader in caring for children of all ages, from newborns through young adults.

At Rush, physicians from more than 30 specialties address the full range of pediatric diseases and congenital problems, from the common to the complex. With expertise that earned a state designation as an official children's hospital, Rush pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, nurses and other health professionals provide care that aims to fulfill community needs, empower parents and advance medical science.

Services Provided

Explore our services through the links at right. Each program emphasizes comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for children with all types of medical conditions. In addition, we offer services to help patients and families cope with the challenges of illness. These include our Child Life Services department, which caters to the emotional and developmental well being of hospitalized children and their families.

Clinical Team

The staff of Rush Children's Hospital includes physicians and surgeons who are experts in the care of children and work closely with specially trained psychologists, nurses, therapists and other clinicians. Rush is home to two of the finest primary care pediatric practices in the region. The Rush medical staff also boasts many nationally respected pediatric subspecialists and researchers. Many of our physicians have international reputations for their contributions to research, most notably in infectious diseases, respiratory physiology, genetics and cancer.

Kenneth Boyer, MD, is chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at Rush. For profiles of physicians specializing in pediatrics, see the link at left for Find a Doctor.

Patient Safety and Quality

Physicians: If you would like to refer a patient to Rush Children's Hospital, please call (312) 942-1000.

Contact Name
Rush Children's Hospital
Contact Phone
(888) 352-RUSH
Contact E-mail

Included in this section:

Child Life Services: The Child Life and Creative Arts Program at Rush University Medical Center focuses on the emotional and developmental well-being of hospitalized children and their families.

Congenital and Structural Heart Disease: Information on the Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, which brings together world-renowned experts in the fields of pediatric and adult congenital and structural heart diseases.

Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and Treatment: The Rush Cystic Fibrosis Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, offers a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary team approach to the care and treatment of infants, children, adolescents and adults with cystic fibrosis.

Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center: Information on the Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois including treatment of fetal anomalies and birth defects.

Genetic Disorder Diagnosis and Care: The Section of Genetics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides a full range of services for the diagnosis, counseling and treatment of patients (children and adults) who have or who are concerned about genetic and congenital disorders.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): The new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Rush is designed to provide exceptional care to the most vulnerable babies (including premature babies and babies born with heart and breathing problems) and their families.

Neonatology: Rush Children's Hospital's Section of Neonatology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides comprehensive care for critically ill newborns and infants, including consultation, transport and intensive care.

Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders: The Pediatric Blood Disorders and Cancer Center at Rush University Medical Center is a nationally recognized leader in diagnosing and successfully treating all types of pediatric blood, bone and soft tissue cancers in young children, teens and adults.

Pediatric Cardiovascular Services: Rush Children's Hospital at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides complete clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease in children and young adults.

Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism: The Section of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism provides children and adolescents with evaluation and treatment for hormonal irregularities and diabetes problems.

Pediatric Gastroenterology: The Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Rush Children's Hospital offers the broadest range of services available for treatment of problems of the stomach and intestines.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases: The Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides consultation for diagnosis or treatment of any and all suspected infectious diseases in children and adolescents.

Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Center: The Pediatric Critical Care program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides services for children with a wide range of severe illness.

Pediatric Medicine Specialties: Pediatricians at Rush specialize in the care and development of newborns, children and adolescents under the age of 21. They are committed to the physical, mental, and social health and well-being of your child.

Pediatric Nephrology (Kidney Diseases): The Section of Pediatric Nephrology (Kidney Diseases) at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides state of the art comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children with acute or chronic kidney problems.

Pediatric Neurology: The Section of Pediatric Neurology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, treats a wide range of diseases from learning and behavior disorders to those requiring critical care, including medical care for meningitis, encephalitis, epilepsy, brain tumors, central nervous system infect

Pediatric Psychology: At Rush Children's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, our clinical psychologists are specially trained in the care of children, adolescents and young adults.

Pediatric Pulmonology: Rush Children's Hospital at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents with pulmonary disorders.

Pediatric Referral Program: Both members and non-members of Rush University Medical Center's medical staff can easily admit pediatric patients to Rush Children's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, by calling (312) 942-1000.

Pregnancy and Childbirth: Whether you are just beginning to think about becoming pregnant, trying to get pregnant or currently pregnant and awaiting childbirth, Rush University Medical Center has services designed to meet your needs.

Rush Mothers' Milk Club: The Rush Mothers' Milk Club is an evidence-based hospital lactation program that empowers parents to provide human milk for their newborn and premature infants through sharing the science behind human milk and lactation.

Teen and Young Adult Family Center: The Rush Adolescent Family Center in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the nation's oldest prenatal care and family planning clinics for teens.

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