Access to health care remains a challenge for millions of Americans — particularly those from low-income and minority groups. Thanks to help from the Exelon Corporation, Rush is working to remedy this locally. Last year Rush opened the Sue Gin Health Center at Oakley Square, a mixed-income residential complex on Chicago’s West Side.
Generous funding from Exelon in memory of its late board member and Rush Trustee Sue Gin helped to establish the clinic, which is run by the Rush University College of Nursing’s Office of Faculty Practice.
There, nurse practitioners from Rush and Rush nursing students provide primary care, getting to know the specific health care needs of each individual patient. What’s more, they deliver preventive screenings and promote health education, efforts to address the neighborhood’s immediate health needs and their wellness for years to come.