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, Office of Community Engagement
Senior Business Manager
Senior Director, Rush Community Service Initiative Programs
Director, Community Health Clinics
Rukiya Curvey Johnson
Director, Rush Education and Career Hub (REACH)
Community Benefit and Relations Manager
Community Benefit Specialist
Manager, Community Health and Faith Initiatives & The Health Legacy Program for Women