Rush University Medical Center has been a fixture on the West Side of Chicago for more than 175 years, providing high-quality care to patients and exemplary training for medical professionals. Over the last 25 years, through programs like the Rush Community Service Initiative Program, the Science and Math Education Network and school-based health centers, Rush has extended its reach into the community with the same level of excellence. Today, our goal is to build upon this rich history and invest even more deeply in the communities we serve..
Committed to the community,
Darlene Oliver Hightower
Associate Vice President , Office of Community Engagement and Practice
The mission of the Office of Community Engagement is to enable and support Rush University Medical Center in fulfilling its commitment to improve the quality of life within Rush’s diverse neighboring communities through initiatives and partnerships.
These are some of the ways we achieve this mission:
Darlene Oliver Hightower, JD
Associate Vice President
Manager, Health and Community Benefit
Senior Director, Rush Community Service Initiative Programs
Manager, Operations and Community Engagement Initiatives
Rukiya Curvey Johnson
Director, Rush Education and Career Hub (REACH)
Director, Community Health Clinics
Systems Manager, Community Health and Benefits