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February 12, 2019

Rush University Medical Center is the first hospital in Illinois to use a new device that helps patients to get back on their feet in as little as two hours — rather than the typical recovery period of 6 to 10 hours — after cardiac electrophysiology procedures such as cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation.

February 6, 2019

A study led by researchers from Rush University Medical Center has found that education does not play a role in when the dementia starts or how fast it progresses.

January 28, 2019

Rush has received the HIMSS Davies Award in recognition of its use of electronic health records to improve quality of care and increase efficiency.

January 17, 2019

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and the MIND Institute at UC Davis have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome. 

January 16, 2019

Older adults who move more than average may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills than people who are less active than average, a study has found.

January 16, 2019

The Rush Surplus Project, which donates excess hospital food to those in need, is expanding to directly assist Rush patients with food insecurity.

January 15, 2019

Students from each of Rush University’s four colleges will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by performing health screenings and vaccinations, providing meals and education and collecting toiletries for military veterans.

January 15, 2019

Rush University College of Nursing ranks 4th nationwide for graduate nursing programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs.

January 9, 2019

Rush University Medical Center is just the third health care provider in the country to achieve the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Stage 7 for the Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM), which is awarded to hospitals that have demonstrated they possess the infrastructure, processes, technology and leadership necessary to be able to convert data quickly into actionable information.  

January 8, 2019

Rush University Medical Center plans to become the first hospital to use standards-based 5G (fifth-generation) in the U.S., ultimately bringing faster broadband speeds to support the innovative information technology that Rush currently is using throughout the Rush System.