Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association’s Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization’s leadership and staff.
(CHICAGO) – A new study by researchers from Rush University Medical Center suggests that errors on memory and thinking tests may signal Alzheimer’s up to 18 years before the disease can be diagnosed. The research is published in the June 24, 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Rush University will recognize nearly 800 graduating students at its 43rd commencement ceremony May 21. Rebecca Onie, JD, co-founder and chief executive officer of Health Leads, will deliver the commencement address.
To meet the growing demand of both consumers and the media for timely, relevant health information, Rush University Medical Center has launched a weekly health news channel, Inside Health. The debut issue was published on Tuesday, May 5.
For the seventh consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center has received an “A” for patient safety in a nationwide evaluation of hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes health care safety and quality improvement. The score represents Rush’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.
Two grants totaling $4.5 million over four years from the John Templeton Foundation will better equip hospital chaplains to use research to guide, evaluate and advocate for the spiritual care they provide.
A newly developed assay may help researchers identify potential new drugs to protect kidney cells in order to prevent or treat chronic kidney disease, according to findings by Rush researchers published online April 9 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.