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News Releases

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November 18, 2015

Rush University Medical Center today unveiled its initial plans for the further redevelopment of its campus in order to continue transforming its clinical, educational and research processes and programs. The campus expansion and renovation is part of Rush’s vision to increase access to care for patients, enhance academic teaching programs, and grow medical research — all while strengthening and growing Rush’s network of care facilities and providers throughout the Chicago area.

November 5, 2015

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that suPAR, a circulating protein measured by a simple blood test, can reliably predict a person’s chances of developing chronic kidney disease as much as five years before this common killer starts causing damage.

October 27, 2015

For the eighth consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center has received an “A” for patient safety in a nationwide evaluation of hospitals by the Leapfrog Group. Rush has received an A, the top grade possible, each time the Leapfrog Group has rated hospitals since launching the organization’s Hospital Safety Score in June 2012. 

October 25, 2015

The Medical Home Network collaboration in Chicago is changing the way health care is being delivered to Medicaid patients through the use of innovative technology combined with a highly efficient, patient-centered and team-based model of care, according to information released October 15. This has an impact on hospital readmissions, the length of hospital stay and the cost of providing care. Rush University Medical Center is one six founding hospital partners.


October 12, 2015

Rush University Medical Center is part of a network of Midwestern hospitals recently awarded $46.4 million in federal funds to help physicians accelerate the shift to health care delivery that improves outcomes and lowers costs.

October 1, 2015

Rush University Medical Center has been ranked second among 102 leading academic medical centers in the U.S. in a study conducted by the University HealthSystem Consortium.

August 31, 2015

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan, MB, ChB, an internationally renowned Duke University leader and researcher, has been named as the new dean of Rush Medical College and senior vice president of Rush University Medical Center. The announcement was made today by Larry Goodman, MD, CEO, Rush University Medical Center and president, Rush University. Krishnan will assume his appointment at Rush in October.

August 24, 2015

Free immunizations and physicals are among the services that will be available at the 11th annual citywide RU Caring Back to School Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Salvation Army Freedom Center. The entrance to the fair is located at 825 N. Christiana Ave. 

August 13, 2015

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are exploring a new therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury. Rush is only the second center in the country currently studying this new approach.

July 30, 2015

Rush University Medical Center’s leadership announced today that Rush will acquire part of the current location of Malcolm X College at 1900 W. Van Buren St. Rush will occupy seven of the site’s 11 acres after the college moves next year to its new location directly across the street, on Jackson Boulevard.