Collaborative Brain Tumor Care in the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building

How the new building enhances patient-centered care

Collaboration was a key component in the design of the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building.

And nowhere is that more true than in the RUSH Brain Tumor Center, which is now seeing patients in the state-of-the-art building.

“Collaboration is truly a way of life at RUSH,” says RUSH neurosurgeon Lorenzo Muñoz, MD. “And in the new building, I’m working shoulder to shoulder with my other colleagues that are taking care of the same patients.”

The building brings together specialists from neurosurgery, neuro-oncologyradiation oncology and neuroradiology, who meet weekly to discuss personalized treatment plans for each patient with brain cancer.

Dr. Muñoz says this allows the team to focus on a comprehensive approach to brain tumor care — including care that helps with quality of life.

 “This approach to care is so important,” he says. “We can get immediate feedback from other members of the team, save patients from having to make multiple trips to see other specialists and all while providing individualized care.”

Dr. Muñoz adds that the close proximity of specialties and elevated features in the building only contributes to the “patient-centric culture at RUSH.”

“Patients are truly at the forefront of what we do,” he says. “As clinicians, we take care of things that are challenging — that’s what we do best — and the new building only enhances that.”

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