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News Releases

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October 13, 2016

The Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery has earned “Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Care” accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. 

October 13, 2016

About 15 percent of the 10 to 12 million people in the U.S. with hypothyroidism continue to feel sick despite following the standard of care recommended by the American Thyroid Association. New research results gives these patients, who often feel dismissed, evidence that their persistent symptoms are not just in their heads. 

October 11, 2016

Rush University Children’s Hospital's new name reflects breadth of pediatric specialists, research and facilities.  

October 18, 2016

Rush University Medical Center will be unveiling a unique mobile stroke treatment unit, a specially built, state-of-the-art ambulance outfitted with telemedicine technology and a CT scanner enabling brain imaging that is critical to accurate stroke diagnoses and treatment. 

September 30, 2016

A recently recognized pathologic protein in the brain may play a larger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer’s disease dementia than previously recognized, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The findings of the study of nearly 1,000 older adults were published in the Sept. 30 issue of the journal, Brain.

September 30, 2016

Rush University Medical Center is ranked fifth among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient. It is the fourth consecutive time Rush has been ranked among the top five in the study and the eighth time since the University HealthSystem Consortium, now part of Vizient, began the study in 2005. 

September 28, 2016

A leading authority on developing innovative immunotherapy treatments is Rush' new division chief of the Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy. Dr. Timothy Kuzel will focus on continuing to assemble multidisciplinary teams to craft individualized treatments for each patient.


September 15, 2016

Physicians at Rush University Medical Center became the first in Illinois to inject AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells), an experimental treatment, into the damaged cervical spine of a recently paralyzed man as part of a multicenter clinical trial.

August 11, 2016

Rush University Medical Center and Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC, have filed an application with the state of Illinois to construct a three-story professional building in Oak Brook, Illinois.

August 4, 2016

Angelique L. Richard, RN, PhD, has been named Rush University Medical Center's vice president for clinical nursing and chief nursing officer.