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E.g., 2015-07-04
July 01, 2015

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. 

June 24, 2015

(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.

May 27, 2015

Cynthia Barginere, DNP, RN, FACHE, has been appointed to the new position of senior vice president and chief operating officer for Rush University Hospital, effective on June 1.

May 19, 2015

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.

May 03, 2015

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.

May 01, 2015

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.

April 27, 2015

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.

April 23, 2015

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficacy of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in Chicago. 

April 17, 2015

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.

April 10, 2015

Rush University Medical Center has received the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.