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.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Sheila Dugan, MD, has been awarded a Carol Emmott Fellowship, which aims to decrease disparities in upper-level leadership by women in health care.
For the third time in four years, the American Hospital Association has honored Rush University Medical Center for equity of care.
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.
For the 10th consecutive year, Rush University Medical Center has been designated a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index.
Two doctors at Rush, Monica Kogan, MD, and Haimanot (Monnie) Wasse, MD, MPH, have been chosen for a fellowship that aims to advance women leaders.
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.
Brought to the U.S. when she was 5, Yuriana Aguilar earned a PhD and became a heart researcher, but the announced ending of the DACA program has made her future uncertain.
Rush has partnered with a community organization to recruit and hire unemployed workers from Chicago neighborhoods with high unemployment rates.
Rush University Medical Center continues to lead the way in providing the highest-quality health care to all by being the first hospital in Illinois to offer comprehensive transgender health benefits to Rush employees and beneficiaries who are insured under the Rush health plan.