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April 18, 2019

While medical professionals identify race as a risk factor for many diseases, the authors argue that racism also be identified as a root cause of health inequities. This article examines how one woman's breast cancer battle illustrates the impact of structural racism: the convergence of social, cultural, economic and institutional forces to perpetuate racial group inequity.

March 29, 2019

Rush University Medical Center was ranked as one of the top 50 hospitals in the United States and one of the world’s best hospitals by Newsweek magazine. Rush was ranked 29 out of 250 U.S. hospitals and among the top 1,000 hospitals in the world.

March 12, 2019

Though Rush hospitals are rated highly, experts at Rush have taken a leading role nationally in identifying flaws in a federal hospital rating system.

March 12, 2019

Dr. Larry Goodman, CEO of the Rush University System for Health and Rush University Medical Center, will retire in the next several months, the RUSH Board has announced. Dr. Ranga Krishnan has been appointed CEO of the System, and Dr. Omar Lateef will become CEO of the Medical Center.

March 12, 2019

Rush Health, the clinically integrated network that includes Rush University Medical Center, has partnered with Carrum Health as its newest Center of Excellence. 

March 12, 2019

In the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Graduate Schools" rankings, Rush University has eight programs in the top five nationally, with two College of Nursing programs ranked first.

March 14, 2019

Researchers have found a strategy that greatly reduced both overall infection and infection with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a group of these patients. The results of their study were published today in the online issue of The Lancet.

February 14, 2019

Hospital patients who have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can prevent future infections by following a standard bathing protocol after discharge, according to research results published in the Feb. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

February 12, 2019

Rush University Medical Center is the first hospital in Illinois to use a new device that helps patients to get back on their feet in as little as two hours — rather than the typical recovery period of 6 to 10 hours — after cardiac electrophysiology procedures such as cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation.

February 6, 2019

A study led by researchers from Rush University Medical Center has found that education does not play a role in when the dementia starts or how fast it progresses.