Recognitions and Accreditations

Recognitions and Accreditations

Rush University System for Health is one of the nation’s leaders in providing high-quality health care. Here are some of the major accolades we have earned.

Rush University System for Health is one of the nation’s leaders in providing high-quality health care. Here are some of the major accolades we have earned.

Rush System

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

All three Rush System hospitals received high marks for quality and patient experience from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), with Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital earning five-star ratings (the highest designation) and Rush Copley Medical Center earning four stars.

U.S. News & World Report: Rush ranked among top 20 hospitals in the nation

In U.S. News & World Report's 2020-2021 Best Hospitals rankings, Rush University Medical Center ranked 17th out nearly 3,000 hospitals evaluated, qualifying for the Honor Roll. Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in eleven specialties, with two in the top ten and three the highest ranked programs in Illinois. Fewer than 5% of U.S. hospitals receive high enough scores to rank nationally in even one specialty.

The Medical Center is ranked in orthopedics (5th in the country and No. 1 in Illinois), neurology and neurosurgery (4th), gynecology (13th, tops in Illinois), geriatrics (14th), kidney disease (nephrology) (11th), cancer (48th), cardiology (34th), diabetes and endocrinology (42nd), ear, nose and throat (47th), gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery (31st) and pulmonary and lung surgery (30th). In addition to the national rankings of these eleven programs, U.S. News gave Rush “High Performing” status to Rush's urology program. Learn more.

Vizient: No. 1 ranking for quality of care

The health care performance improvement company Vizient ranked Rush University Medical Center No. 1 among 93 U.S. academic medical centers in its 2019 Quality and Accountability Study.

The Leapfrog Group: top ratings for patient safety

Rush System hospitals again received high grades from the Leapfrog Group – a nonprofit patient safety watchdog organization. Rush Copley Medical Center now has received an ‘A’ grade, the best possible, for each of the 17 times Leapfrog has rated hospitals. Rush Oak Park Hospital received its eighth consecutive A and 10th overall, and Rush University Medical Center was close behind with a ‘B’ grade. Rush University Medical Center previously has received 13 consecutive ‘A’ grades. Leapfrog releases these grades twice-yearly, rating hospitals on their commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients. Learn more.

Magnet Nursing Status: American Nurses Credentialing Center

All three Rush System hospitals have received Magnet status, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Only 540 U.S. health care organizations out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.

Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

All three hospitals in the Rush University System for Health have been designated a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" in the 2020 Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey of how U.S. health care facilities treat lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning patients and their families, as well as their own LGBTQ employees. This year's designations mark the 12th consecutive year Rush University Medical Center has been designated as an LGBTQ leader, the seventh consecutive designation for Rush Oak Park Hospital, and the second consecutive designation for Rush Copley Medical Center. Learn more.

Beacon Award for Excellence: recognizing exemplary hospital units

The intermediate care area and intensive care unit at Rush Copley Medical Center, the intensive care unit at Rush Oak Park Hospital and the neuroscience intensive care unit at Rush University Medical Center all received a Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award recognizes individual hospital units that set the standard for excellence by using evidence-based information to improve patient outcomes, and patient and staff satisfaction.

Companies That Care Honor Roll

Rush University System for Health has been named to the 2020 Center for Companies That Care Honor Roll, a national list recognizing both for-profit and not-for-profit employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement. The Rush system was chosen for the Honor Roll in recognition of support it provided to front-line health care workers and to the surrounding community, particularly its commitment to investigating the social determinants of health, including poverty, racial inequity and access to care. Learn more.

Rush University Medical Center

National recognition

Newsweek: Among the Top 25 Hospitals in the United States

A recent survey of peers and patients by Newsweek ranked Rush University Medical Center No. 24 among hospitals in the United States. In its second year, Newsweek’s “World’s Best Hospitals” rankings compare more than 280 hospitals around the globe. The rankings are based on recommendations from medical professionals, results from patient surveys and key medical performance indicators.

The Leapfrog Group: top teaching hospital

Rush University Medical Center has been named a top teaching hospital by The Leapfrog Group. Rush is one of 36 hospitals to receive this designation, and one of two in Illinois. To receive this honor, hospitals need to meet The Leapfrog Group’s rigorous standards of quality care related to categories such as inpatient care management, medication safety, maternity care and infection rates.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance: Patient-Centered Medical Home

Seven primary care offices at Rush have been recognized as medical homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). These are the first physician practices at an academic medical center in Illinois to receive the prestigious NCQA’s Physician Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home level 3 designation, the highest recognition level awarded by NCQA. The emphasis is on keeping patients healthy, preventing illness and making the right care available to the patient at the right time.

Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine: among the nation’s Most Wired hospitals

For demonstrating leadership in the use of information technology, Rush University Medical Center has been listed among the most wired hospitals in the nation, according to the results of the 2018 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Truven Health Analytics: among the 100 top hospitals

Rush University Medical Center has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics three times. The hospitals included in the list were chosen out of the more than 3,000 hospitals that Truven analyzed. Rush was one of only 15 hospitals nationwide included in the list’s major teaching hospitals category.

Indeed.com: among the 25 top hospitals to work for; Nurse.org: top hospital in Illinois for nurses

Rush University Medical Center was named one of the top 25 hospitals to work for in the United States by indeed.com, the largest job search engine and job board in the U.S. In a separate evaluation, nursing career website nurse.org ranked Rush No. 1 in its list of Best Hospitals in Illinois for Nurses in 2017. Learn more.

Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge winner

Rush University Medical Center is one of 24 winners of the 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge. The winners include health care professionals, practices and systems who achieved blood pressure control for at least 70% of their adult patients with hypertension. This recognition is part of the Million Hearts initiative – a five-year effort co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

"Baby-Friendly" Designation

Rush University Medical Center received “Baby-Friendly” designation from Baby-Friendly USA, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. These organizations certify whether a hospital adheres to a rigorous series of evidence-based practices shown to increase breastfeeding.

American Hospital Association honors Rush for equity of care

In 2019, the American Hospital Association named Rush University Medical Center an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award for the fourth time in five years. This award recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and to advance diversity and inclusion.

Among the "Best Places to Work for Disability and Inclusion"

Rush University Medical Center was named one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability and Inclusion" based on high scores it achieved in the 2020 Disability Equality Index, a comprehensive annual benchmarking tool that allows nationwide leading organizations to self-report their disability policies and practices. Learn more.

Rush University Medical Center accreditations and designations

Joint Commission accreditation

Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission, most recently in September of 2012. Rush's behavioral health program and Rush's pathology and clinical laboratories are also Joint Commission accredited. Rush's stroke program is certified as a comprehensive stroke center by the Joint Commission.

Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs

The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush University Medical Center full accreditation for three years. To earn accreditation by AAHRPP, an organization must meet or exceed a wide set of stringent criteria and demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the appropriate safeguards and protecting the rights and welfare of research participants.

Three-star designation for the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery: Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has designated the Rush Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery a three-star program for lobectomy. It is the society's highest rating and only is bestowed on the top 5% of thoracic surgery programs in the United States.

Designation for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center: National Institute on Aging

The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of only 31 Alzheimer's disease research centers across the country designated and funded by the National Institute on Aging of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Accreditation for Rush University Cancer Center: American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer

The Rush University Cancer Center is fully accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Accreditation for the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic: the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

The Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy. Rush's transplant program is fully accredited for allogeneic and autologous marrow and peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation, including cell collection and laboratory processing.

Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer

Rush is a designated National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence. This designation recognizes Rush's multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer, treating the whole patient with a focus on the best possible outcomes and improved quality of life. Rush is the first health system in Illinois to earn this designation.

Center of Excellence Designation for Rush Breast Imaging Center: American College of Radiology

The Rush Breast Imaging Center has been designated a breast imaging center of excellence by the American College of Radiology. A center of excellence designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by achieving accreditation in mammography, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy and stereotactic breast biopsy.

Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Program: Parkinson's Foundation

Rush University Medical Center has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the Parkinson's Foundation. As a Center of Excellence, Rush is part of a group of the world's leading Parkinson's specialists who are focused on changing the course of the disease, and are widely renowned for outstanding performance in Parkinson's research, care and outreach.

Center of Excellence (Level 2) Designation for Huntington's Disease Program: Huntington's Disease Society of America

The Huntington's disease program at Rush has been designated by the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) as a Center of Excellence since 2005. Rush was the first in Illinois to receive this distinction. As an HDSA Center of Excellence, Rush offers an elite, multidisciplinary, holistic approach to Huntington's disease care and research.

Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome: Tourette Syndrome Association of America (TAA)

The TAA Center of Excellence program aims to improve the quality of life of people with Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders by promoting the highest level of care, research, education and training, and advocacy and awareness for these conditions. In receiving this prestigious designation in 2019, Rush became the first and only TAA Center of Excellence in Illinois.

Level 4 Accreditation for the Rush Epilepsy Center: National Association of Epilepsy Centers

The Rush Epilepsy Center has been accredited as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) for providing a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. NEAC defines four levels of epilepsy care and accredits centers that provide level 3 and 4 care. Among other advantages, a level 4 center provides the more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment.

Center for Comprehensive Care Designation for the Rush Multiple Sclerosis Center: National MS Society

Rush has been recognized as a Center for Comprehensive Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Partners in MS Care program. Centers for Comprehensive Care are led by clinicians with demonstrated knowledge and experience in treating MS; offer and coordinate a full array of medical, nursing, mental health, rehabilitation and social services; and have a strong collaborative relationship with the National MS Society.

CurePSP Center of Care Designation for Rush's Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program

Rush’s Section of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders has been named a CurePSP Center of Care by CurePSP Inc. Centers of Care serve as leading sources of information and support for patients, their caregivers, researchers and health care professionals on neurodegenerative conditions. The recognition was given for excellence in care of and advancement in therapies for progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD) patients.

Research Center of Excellence for Lewy Body Dementia: Lewy Body Dementia Association

Rush is the only center in Illinois and one of only 33 centers nationwide to be named a Research Center of Excellence by the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). As an LBDA Center of Excellence, Rush is helping to streamline and standardize LBD science, providing the most advanced Lewy body dementia care, and connecting patients and families with the latest opportunities to participate in LBD clinical trials.

Clinical Research Center of Excellence for Rett Syndrome: Rettsyndrome.org

Rush has been designated as one of only 14 Rett Syndrome Clinical Research Centers of Excellence in the nation, and the only one in Illinois, by Rettsyndrome.org (formerly the International Rett Syndrome Foundation). As a Rett Syndrome Clinical Research Center of Excellence, Rush features a team of specialists with substantial experience in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of people with Rett syndrome; partners with families and community health care providers to deliver care that is comprehensive and appropriate for each family's individual needs; and is dedicated to streamlining care delivery.

Gold Level Center of Excellence in Life Support for ECMO: International Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

In 2019, Rush was once again designated a Gold Level Center of Excellence in Life Support for both adult and pediatric extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients. The award, given by the International Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), recognizes Rush as a distinguished leader in critical care for ECMO, a therapy that uses an artificial heart and lung bypass machine to support patients whose organs are failing despite all other treatments. Rush was the first adult and pediatric medical center in Illinois to receive the Gold Level designation from the ELSO (in 2016). The latest designation extends the recognition until 2022.

Other program recognitions

Heart care program recognition

  • NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award: American College of Cardiology
    Rush is one of only 78 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor in 2015. The award recognizes Rush’s commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that Rush has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
  • Mission: Lifeline STEMI Accreditation: the American Heart Association and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
    This accreditation is provided through a partnership between the American Heart Association and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. To earn this accreditation, hospitals must meet standards for prompt, appropriate heart attack treatment, including lifesaving procedures such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on a 24/7 basis. Rush is one of only two hospitals in Chicago to receive this accreditation.

Rehabilitation accreditation

  • The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
    The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of health and human services. Accreditation involves an on-site survey to determine whether a facility operates in accordance with CARF's standards of quality. The Johnson R. Bowman Health Center at Rush has received the maximum three-year accreditation from CARF for both its general inpatient rehabilitation program and its stroke specialty program.

Pathology and laboratories accreditation

  • The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Joint Commission
    The laboratories at Rush are accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the Joint Commission. Joint Commission laboratory accreditation standards address processes that follow laboratory specimens through the laboratory from collection to result reporting, focusing on the provision of high quality, safe laboratory services.

Stroke care recognition

  • Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center the Joint Commission
    Rush has been certified as a comprehensive stroke center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The certification confirms that Rush's stroke program has met the highest national standards for safety and quality of care, and further enhances its national reputation as an innovator in health care.
  • Gold Seal of Approval to the Stroke Program at Rush the Joint Commission
    Earning the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, the stroke program at Rush has been certified as a primary stroke center. This certification recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.
  • Gold Plus Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
    Rush University Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in Chicago to receive both the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award and the AHA/ASA's Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award. These prestigious awards recognize Rush's commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Rush Copley Medical Center 

Joint Commission accreditation

Rush Copley Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission also accredits the In Vitro Fertilization Laboratory at Rush Copley on a biennial basis. This accreditation attests to the quality and safety provided in assisting couples to achieve successful pregnancy outcomes.

Breast Health Center

Rush Copley Medical Center has earned a full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is given to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

Cancer care

  • American College of Radiology accreditation
    Radiation oncology at Rush Copley Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology. Accreditation is granted to facilities that meet a peer-review evaluation for achieving high practice standards. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
  • Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons accreditation
    Rush Copley’s Cancer Care program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation demonstrates commitment to provide quality cancer care to the community and is the highest designation a community cancer center can attain. In 2018, Rush Copley received the Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award.

Emergency services

  • Emergency department recognized for pediatrics care
    Rush Copley's emergency department has received recognition and approval for the care of pediatric patients by the Illinois Department of Public Health as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics. The emergency department is also recognized and approved by the State of Illinois as a Level II Trauma Center.

Family Birth Center

  • Healthgrades 2020 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award
    This award recognized Rush Copley in the top 10% of hospitals evaluated that provide outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomy and surgery related to the female reproductive system.
  • Newsweek: Best Maternity Care Hospital
    Rush Copley was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
  • Family Birth Center named a Level III neonatal intensive care unit
  • The Family Birth Center at Rush Copley has been designated a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) by the Illinois Department of Public Heath for providing care to high-risk mothers and newborns. Rush Copley is Kane County's first Level III hospital.

Family Medicine Residency program

  • Recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
    Rush Copley's family medicine residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for providing the highest quality primary, subspecialty and preventive health care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The residency adheres to the goals and objectives of the American Board of Family Practice, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Residency Review Committee.

Heart and vascular care

  • 2020 Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology
    Rush Copley has been recognized for providing a high standard of care for heart attack patients by the American College of Cardiology and is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor.
  • Chest Pain Center
    Rush Copley Medical Center has earned full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI and Resuscitation from the American College of Cardiology. The designation recognizes Rush Copley's efforts to enhance outcomes by initiating proactive treatment strategies.
  • Accredited in adult transthoracic echocardiography and nuclear cardiology
  • Rush Copley Medical Center is accredited in adult transthoracic echocardiography and nuclear cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Accreditation is given to facilities that are found to provide quality patient care in compliance with national standards.
  • Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation has certified both Rush Copley's Cardiac Rehabilitation program and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program for offering the most advanced practices available and being a leader in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Imaging

  • Ultrasound services accreditation
    Rush Copley Medical Center's imaging services has received accreditation for a commitment to quality and safety by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories and the American College of Radiology for general, obstetrical, gynecological and vascular examinations. Our imaging services are also accredited by the Fetal Medicine Foundation for nuchal translucency examinations, and by the Nuchal Translucency Quality Review Program for nuchal translucency examinations.
  • MRI and CT services accreditation
    Rush Copley's MRI and CT services are accredited by the American College of Radiology for providing the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
  • Mammography accreditation
    Rush Copley has been accredited for mammography by the American College of Radiology (ACR). In addition, Rush Copley Medical Center and Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging are designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the ACR for earning accreditation in all of ACR's voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs. Rush Copley is the only hospital in the greater Fox Valley area, and only one of a handful of facilities in Illinois, to receive the designation.

Intermediate and intensive care

  • Beacon Award for Excellence
    Intermediate care (silver level) and intensive care (gold level) at Rush Copley Medical Center have received Beacon Awards for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The awards recognize exceptional patient care, healthy work environments and unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment standards.

Laboratory services

  • Commission on Laboratory Accreditation
    Rush Copley's laboratory services received accreditation from the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Rush Copley Medical Center Laboratory is one of a select group of laboratories that meet rigorous laboratory standards designed to help ensure quality patient care.

Neuroscience

  • Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers
    Rush Copley Medical Center excels in the treatment and diagnosis of stroke. The Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, recognized Rush Copley with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Certification recognizes an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients.
  • Gold seal of approval
    Rush Copley Medical Center’s Stroke Program is the first in Kane County and the Fox Valley region to be certified by the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers and earn its Gold Seal of Approval for providing the highest level of care for patients who have had a stroke.
  • Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
    Rush Copley Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Rush Copley's commitment to and success in ensuring that patients who have had a stroke receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission Facilities recognition
    The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission Facilities (CARF) establishes nationally recognized standards of quality in rehabilitation programs or services. Rush Copley has achieved this recognition for its rehabilitation services and stroke specialty care.
  • Newsweek’s 2020 Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers
    Rush Copley was names to Newsweek’s list of the nation’s top physical rehabilitation facilities based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation and amenities.

Certifications

  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
    For the fifth consecutive year, nurses in Day Surgery and the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at Rush Copley Medical Center have been inducted into the prestigious Leadership Circle of the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification. The honor comes after 100% of eligible perianesthesia registered nurses earned Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse or Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse certifications. Rush Copley is one of just two recognized PACU and Day Surgery units in the United States that have obtained 100% certification.
  • Diabetes Center
    The outpatient Diabetes Education Center at Rush Copley Medical Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program as a provider of high-quality education services.
Rush Oak Park Hospital

Rush Oak Park Hospital named Most Wired by Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine

For demonstrating leadership in the use of information technology, Rush Oak Park Hospital has been listed among the most wired hospitals in the nation. 

Top teaching hospital

Rush Oak Park Hospital was recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital, one of only 55 in the country, from the LeapFrog Group.

Beacon Award

Rush Oak Park intensive care unit was recognized with a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Healthgrades Patient Safety Award

Rush Oak Park Hospital is one of only 458 hospitals across the nation to achieve Healthgrades' Patient Safety Excellence Award, which places it among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data.

CMS Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey

Rush Oak Park Hospital received a four-star rating based on data from the CMS Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey.

Top surgical hospital

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program recognized Rush Oak Park Hospital as one of 52 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes on surgical patient care.

Five Star Rating for Quality and Patient Experience

Rush Oak Park Hospital received five stars, the highest possible, for quality and patient experience from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Magnet Designation

The hospital is a Magnet designated hospital, the most prestigious honor a health care organization can achieve for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. 

Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Rush Oak Park Hospital received the 2020 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Stoke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensure stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines on the latest scientific evidence. 

Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification

Gold Seal of Approval for our dedication to providing safe, high-quality care, treatment and services to our patients diagnosed with diabetes.

LGBTQ Healthcare equity

Rush Oak Park Hospital received a score of 100 and has been designated a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equity Index (HEI) 2020.

Leapfrog 'A' Grade for Safety

Rush Oak Park Hospital is regularly rated the highest possible score for patient safety -- an A grade -- by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit patient safety watchdog organization.

Primary Stroke Certification

Rush Oak Park Hospital's telemedicine stroke technology is certified by the Joint Commission. Primary Stroke Center Certification recognizes hospitals that meet standards to support better outcomes for stroke care.

Echocardiography accreditation

Rush Oak Park Hospital's cardiology services is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for its echocardiography technology.

Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification

Since 2007, Rush Oak Park Hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for our dedication to providing safe, high-quality care, treatment and services to patients diagnosed with diabetes.

Chest Pain-MI Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award 

The hospital is one of only 60 nationwide to receive the American College of cardiology's NCDR Chest Pain-MI registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2020.

Laboratory Services accreditation 

Accredited by the College of American Pathology, Rush Oak Park's laboratory services are dedicated to providing high-quality and timely lab services.

Diagnostic Imaging accreditation

Rush Oak Park has been designated a breast imaging center of excellence by the American College of Radiology. A center of excellence designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by achieving accreditation in mammography, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy and stereotactic breast biopsy.

ADA-Recognized Education Services

For the past 20 years, the Rush Oak Park Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Care has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for providing outstanding education and services to patients in the community who have been diagnosed with diabetes.