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January 16, 2019

The Rush Surplus Project, which donates excess hospital food to those in need, is expanding to directly assist Rush patients with food insecurity.

January 15, 2019

Students from each of Rush University’s four colleges will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by performing health screenings and vaccinations, providing meals and education and collecting toiletries for military veterans.

December 5, 2018
Rush is a national leader of the movement among health systems to leverage their economic resources to increase the vitality of struggling communities near them.
October 10, 2018

Rush is part of an initiative by U.S. Senator Richard Durbin to reduce violence in Chicago.

July 17, 2018

Rush's Health IT Pathways program is helping Chicago high school students find a bridge to college and rewarding work after graduation.

May 23, 2018

Rush is among the first health systems in the country to securely connect its electronic medical record with a web-based resource directory that allows physicians, nurses and social workers to refer patients to the non-medical resources — like food, housing and transportation — needed to address chronic health and social conditions.  

February 27, 2018

West Side United, a collaborative effort including Rush, has outlined initiatives aimed at reducing health disparities on Chicago's West Side.

September 19, 2017

Rush University Medical Center will invest more than $6 million over the next three years in organizations that are working to revitalize neighborhoods on the West Side of Chicago.

August 28, 2017

The disparity in black and white women’s breast cancer deaths has decreased in Chicago following a public health effort seen as a national model.

August 27, 2017

The disparity in black and white women’s breast cancer deaths has decreased in Chicago following a public health effort seen as a national model.