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E.g., 2015-07-30
July 21, 2015

U.S. News & World Report again ranked Rush University Medical Center among the best in seven specialty areas in its annual “Best Hospitals” issue.

July 16, 2015

(CHICAGO) – The rates of asthma in children are unusually high in Chicago and the respiratory disorder disproportionately affects African-American children.  To address the issue, Rush University Medical Center and six other major medical centers in Chicago are conducting a multicenter trial to see how best to implement asthma guidelines in emergency departments and at home.

July 10, 2015

The new Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery offers the latest minimally invasive surgical procedures, comprehensive non-surgical approaches, support programs and research for the treatment of obesity.

July 06, 2015

(CHICAGO) – Cognitive behavioral therapy is a widely used nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia disorders, and an analysis of the medical literature by sleep researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggests it also can work for patients whose insomnia is coupled with psychiatric and medical conditions, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

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.

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