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October 1, 2015

Rush University Medical Center has been ranked second among 102 leading academic medical centers in the U.S. in a study conducted by the University HealthSystem Consortium.

August 31, 2015

Dr. K. Ranga Rama Krishnan, an internationally renowned Duke University leader and researcher, has been named as the new dean of Rush Medical College and senior vice president of Rush University Medical Center. The announcement was made today by Dr. Larry Goodman, CEO, Rush University Medical Center and president, Rush University. Krishnan will assume his appointment at Rush in October.

August 24, 2015

Free immunizations and physicals are among the services that will be available at the 11th annual citywide RU Caring Back to School Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Salvation Army Freedom Center. The entrance to the fair is located at 825 N. Christiana Ave. 

August 13, 2015

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are exploring a new therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury. Rush is only the second center in the country currently studying this new approach.

July 30, 2015

Rush University Medical Center’s leadership announced today that Rush will acquire part of the current location of Malcolm X College at 1900 W. Van Buren St. Rush will occupy seven of the site’s 11 acres after the college moves next year to its new location directly across the street, on Jackson Boulevard. 

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

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 6, 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. Previous meta-analyses have suggested that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can improve sleep, although many of these studies excluded individuals with coexisting psychiatric and medical conditions. Jason C....
July 1, 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.