RUSH Breaks Ground on North & Harlem Outpatient Center

New facility will offer primary, specialty and urgent care
RUSH rendering North and Harlem facility

RUSH today broke ground on a new 60,000-square-foot outpatient center at North and Harlem avenues in Chicago as part of its commitment to delivering the best care available, close to home at locations across the Chicago area.

RUSH North & Harlem will significantly expand access to RUSH primary and specialty care for northwest Chicago and suburban patients in near west communities like Oak Park, River Forest and Elmwood Park, by offering some of the most sought-after healthcare services at the former Sears store site.

“Today marks a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare across the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana,” said Dr. Dino Rumoro, president and CEO of RUSH Oak Park Hospital. “This new outpatient center will be another example of how RUSH emphasizes the importance of advancing services into communities. The center highlights RUSH’s commitment to expanding our community reach, which is further realized through the recent openings of RUSH Oak Brook, RUSH Oak Lawn and RUSH Munster.

“But this outpatient center will not be just a building,” Dr. Rumoro added. “It will be a symbol of RUSH’s community-centric approach to healthcare.”

In addition to primary care and neurology and cardiology services, RUSH North & Harlem will offer urgent care services, a full complement of medical and surgical specialties and a complete array of imaging services. The three-story RUSH North & Harlem outpatient center will feature the following:

  • Approximately 90 rooms, including exam, consult and procedure rooms
  • Same-day appointments (for certain specialties and primary care), online scheduling, extended and weekend hours, lab and radiology services
  • Surface parking with nearly 200 spaces

“RUSH North & Harlem reflects our bold vision for the future — a vision that focuses on meeting our patient’s needs — your needs — when and where you need us,” said Dr. Omar Lateef, president and CEO of RUSH. “You want the best health care close to home. That’s what everyone deserves. RUSH North & Harlem reflects our strong commitment to our mission and excellence. We will always be strongly committed to ensuring that the communities we serve have the resources and tools they need for all to live full and healthy lives.”

“Access to the quality of care that RUSH is known for delivering across the region is essential to the vibrancy of this community,” said Ald. Christopher Taliaferro of the 29th Ward. “The RUSH team’s dedication to ensuring that our communities have the resources and tools we needed for residents to live full and healthy lives makes this project a very welcome addition to the 29th Ward and the surrounding communities.”

RUSH North & Harlem is expected to open in early 2025.

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