Hospitals and physicians share resources, information to improve care and lower costs
CHICAGO—Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora is the newest hospital member of the Rush Health collaborative provider network of hospitals and physicians, which focuses on improving the quality and cost of health care for patients.
“Our membership in Rush Health is a natural extension of our existing partnership with Rush University Medical Center,” said Barry C. Finn, President and CEO of Rush-Copley Medical Center. “For our patients, it’s a deeper collaboration that will result in a broader network of physicians and services with the goal of improving access to care and reducing costs.”
Rush Health creates partnerships among its physician and hospital members—from the electronic exchange of critical health information to collaboration on wellness and disease management programs. By sharing resources and services, members of Rush Health benefit from improved operations, and their patients receive higher quality, less costly and more coordinated care.
Members also share the costs of services associated with managing complex payer contracts and other resource-consuming administrative duties, so that physicians can focus on providing care for their patients.
“Our objectives are consistent with a growing national health care trend of improving patient access to high quality care through better care coordination, increased efficiencies and evidence-based medicine,” said Brent Estes, CEO of Rush Health.
Rush Health is a self-governed, not-for-profit organization that includes more than 1,000 health care providers—doctors, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and other health care professionals and Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush-Copley Medical Center.
The addition of Rush-Copley Medical Center and its physicians expands the geographic coverage and number of quality health care practitioners in the network, further advancing Rush Health’s mission.
Rush-Copley Medical Center is the leading provider of health services to the Fox Valley region and is the only level III neonatal intensive care unit in Kane County.
Rush Health is a collaborative, member-based network of Chicago-area physicians and hospitals, working together to improve health through high quality, efficient health services covering the spectrum of patient care from wellness, prevention and health promotion, to disease management and complex care management. Members include more 1,000 providers and Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush-Copley Medical Center.
Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., is a 210-bed hospital providing health and wellness services to the greater Fox Valley community. Nearly 500 physicians and 2,000 clinical and professional staff members provide advanced medicine and extraordinary care to patients.