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News Releases

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January 19, 2016

For the fourth consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center has received Magnet designation, the highest national recognition given for nursing excellence. 

January 14, 2016

Rush University Medical Center continues to lead the way in providing the highest-quality health care to all by being the first hospital in Illinois to offer comprehensive transgender health benefits to Rush employees and beneficiaries who are insured under the Rush health plan.

January 13, 2016

Thirty-six doctors from Rush University Medical Center were named ‘top doctors' in the January 2016 issue of Chicago magazine.

January 11, 2016

Rush University College of Nursing ranks 11th among 150 schools listed in the graduate nursing programs category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Online Programs” list, improving two spots from its 2015 ranking.

January 4, 2016

Dr. Elizabeth McAninch will lead Chicago’s first “Walk With a Doc” walking program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, on State Street.

December 18, 2015

Rush University Medical Center and the city of Chicago have signed a memorandum of understanding in which the city reinforced its commitment to supporting projects through timely review and approval of building permits and public infrastructure investments. The memorandum also outlined ways that Rush will work with the city, elected officials and the near West Side community on the further redevelopment of the Rush campus.

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.