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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

August 18, 2020

On Aug. 18, 1920, the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. Suffragettes, women who organized, marched, picketed and agitated as change agents, started advocating for these rights as early as the mid-1800s to ensure this law would be enacted. The passage of the law was a victory for women, however, it was not a victory for all women. Not until the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting, were Black women and men granted the right to vote.

August 11, 2020

The Rush Interpreter Services team has been bridging the language gap for patients with COVID-19 who don't speak English and their families.

June 18, 2020

Rush University System for Health is always proud to stand with our LGBTQ+ patients, employees, students, faculty and community members alike. This holds true now more than ever. Rush has a longstanding history as a champion for the LGBTQ+ community, and we are committed to LGBTQ+ health care equality.

December 3, 2019

A newly constructed 175,000-square-foot medical supplies distribution facility is bringing dozens of new jobs to Chicago’s West Side in the latest example of how Rush University Medical Center is working to improve public health by improving the economic health of the West Side communities it serves.

July 29, 2019

For the fourth time in five years, the American Hospital Association has chosen Rush University Medical Center as an honoree for its annual award for equity of care.

April 18, 2019

While medical professionals identify race as a risk factor for many diseases, the authors argue that racism also be identified as a root cause of health inequities. This article examines how one woman's breast cancer battle illustrates the impact of structural racism: the convergence of social, cultural, economic and institutional forces to perpetuate racial group inequity.

November 16, 2018

Sheila Dugan, MD​, has been awarded a Carol Emmott Fellowship, which aims to decrease disparities in upper-level leadership by women in health care. 

July 17, 2018

For the third time in four years, the American Hospital Association has honored Rush University Medical Center for equity of care.

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.  

April 7, 2018

For the 10th consecutive year, Rush University Medical Center has been designated a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index.