Crain’s Chicago Business Honors Rush Health Care Heroes

​​Crain's Chicago Business named 13 Rush University System for Health employees and teams to its list of 2020 Notable Health Care Heroes.​​

Public Health June 30, 2020
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​​Crain's Chicago Business named 13 Rush University System for Health employees and teams to its list of 2020 Notable Health Care Heroes. Crain's invited nominations of people and groups in recognition of exceptional work caring for patients, supporting health care providers or helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Rush honorees included clinical and nonclinical staff from Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University. Some helped patients come through the worst of COVID-19, others helped them communicate with their families while others jumped into action to make drive-through testing available. You can read about each honoree on the Crain's Chicago Business website

The list of Rush heroes include the following:
  • Megan Gayeski Pirajno, internal medicine hospitalist, Rush Oak Park Hospital
  • Kathryn “Katie" Gerster, RN care coordinator, Rush Oak Park Hospital
  • Kevin King, radiation oncology resident, Rush University Medical Center
  • Master's students, Respiratory Therapy Program, Rush University
  • Supply Chain Operations Team, Rush University Medical Center
  • Center for Innovative & Lifelong Learning Team, Rush University Medical Center
  • Pamela Katz, Nurse, Rush University Medical Center
  • 7 North Atrium General Medicine (COVID-19 Unit) Team, Rush University Medical Center
  • Deborah Mallers, psychiatric liaison nurse, Rush University Medical Center
  • Command Center Leadership Team, Rush University Medical Center
  • Tyler Weiss, respiratory therapist, Rush University Medical Center​
  • Rush COVID Clinic Team, Rush University Medical Center
  • Kathryn Dudzik, critical care registered nurse, Rush University Medical Center

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