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News Releases

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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.

August 2, 2016

For the second consecutive year, Rush University Medical Center improved in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings in the annual “Best Hospitals” issue. U.S. News ranked Rush among the best hospitals in the country in nine specialty areas — two more than last year — and Rush improved in the rankings for eight of those specialties.

July 29, 2016

Cancer specialists at Rush have entered into an innovative federal program that will improve the way chemotherapy patients receive services.

July 29, 2016

Rush University has received interprofessional Joint Accreditation status for continuing education from the governing bodies for continuing medical, nursing and pharmacy education. Rush was granted a four-year term following a review of its continuing education initiatives.

July 28, 2016

With funding from Wounded Warrior Project, Rush University Medical Center’s Road Home Program is now providing an innovative treatment option that fills gaps in government-provided mental health care for veterans whose trauma-induced mental health issues might otherwise go untreated.

July 27, 2016

Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital both received four stars in a new quality rating system for hospitals nationwide that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced today. CMS, as the centers are known, ranked Rush University Medical Center higher than any other academic medical center in the Chicago area. 

July 27, 2016

Free immunizations and physicals are among the services that will be available at the 12th annual citywide RU Caring Back to School Health Fair starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, at the Salvation Army Freedom Center.

July 8, 2016

The Training Research-Literate Chaplains program announced its first chaplain research fellows and curriculum development grant recipients