CHICAGO — The Rush System is expanding its network of outpatient care centers with a new location in Chicago’s South Loop.
Located at 1411 S. Michigan Ave., the newly constructed, 40,000-square-foot center occupies two floors.
Before it opens on Oct. 1, legislative officials and South Loop community leaders and residents will join doctors, nurses and staff at Rush South Loop for a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m.
Rush South Loop has an innovative layout with 61 exam and procedure rooms, practices for 18 specialty programs and full imaging capabilities.
The new center will include adult and pediatric primary care providers plus specialists in allergy, audiology, bariatric surgery, cancer surgery, cardiology, colorectal surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, ENT, gastroenterology, integrative behavioral medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pain management, plastic surgery, pulmonology, rheumatology, urogynecology and urology.
The comprehensive outpatient center also will offer onsite mammograms (routine and 3D), X-rays, CT, MRI, cardiac echo and stress echo, ultrasound, pulmonary functioning testing for adults and children, bone density testing and other laboratory services.
There will be indoor parking and valet service for patients and visitors.
“This expansion reflects Rush’s ongoing commitment to bringing primary care and highly specialized clinical expertise and world-class care to the doorstep of the individuals and families we serve,” said Michael Dandorph, president of the Rush System and Rush University Medical Center. “We want to make it as convenient as possible for people living and working in the South Loop neighborhood to see their Rush-affiliated health care providers.”
“Our doctors, nurses and staff played a key role in the planning and development process of the ambulatory site. They wanted a high-tech, stand-alone outpatient center where they are able to provide the same specialties, diagnostics and outpatient procedures found on our medical campus, but closer to their patients’ homes,” said Deval Daily, associate vice president of the Rush University Medical Group. “We are excited to provide this to our patients living in the South Loop.”
The Rush South Loop location will have same-day adult primary care appointments and online scheduling for most specialties. Some specialties also will offer early morning, evening and Saturday hours.
For more information or to make an appointment, call (312) 454-2700 or visit rush.edu/southloop.
Rush returns to the South Loop
“We are excited to be returning to one of our founding neighborhoods and having our outpatient center on the same block and right next door to the former location of St. Luke’s Hospital, which was founded in 1864 on the 1400 block of South Michigan and Indiana Avenue,” said Dr. Anthony Perry, vice president of ambulatory transformation at Rush.
St. Luke’s Hospital eventually became part of Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, which is now known as Rush University Medical Center.
The timeline of Rush’s evolution includes the following milestones:
- Rush Medical College was founded in 1837. Originally located in what now is the River North neighborhood, it moved to Chicago’s near West Side in 1875 following the Great Chicago Fire, where it remains to this day.
- St. Luke’s Hospital, located on the 1400 blocks of South Michigan and Indiana avenues, was founded in 1864.
- Presbyterian Hospital, Rush Medical College’s teaching hospital, was established in 1883.
- The St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing was established in 1885.
- Rush Medical College temporarily closed in 1942, although Presbyterian Hospital remained open.
- St. Luke’s merged with Presbyterian Hospital to form Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in 1956. Their nursing schools also united to create the Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.
- In 1969, Rush Medical College reactivated its charter and merged with Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital to form Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center.
- Rush University was established in 1972. It now includes colleges of medicine, nursing, health sciences and research training.
- In September 2003, the institution officially changes its name to Rush University Medical Center. The change was designed to reflect the key role that education and research play in Rush’s patient care mission.
The implementation of a new organizational structure early in the 2017 creates the Rush System. The Rush System comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital, Rush Copley Medical Center and all the Rush outpatient centers, including:
- Rush River North, 539 N. Dearborn St.
- Rush Lakeview, 1300 W. Belmont Ave.
- Rush Primary Care - Loop, 230 W. Monroe St.
- Rush Lincoln Park, 2835 N. Sheffield Ave.
- Rush Cancer Care in Lisle, 430 Warrenville Road