RUSH’s newest outpatient center opened in Munster, Indiana, on Jan. 30.
With the new center, about 30 miles southeast of Chicago’s Loop, Rush University System for Health has expanded access to its services and experts to those living in Northwest Indiana.
Already, RUSH provides thoracic surgery services at Franciscan Health hospitals in the region and supports telestroke with the hospital system. In September, RUSH and Franciscan Alliance formed a strategic partnership to jointly develop and provide additional clinical services. RUSH currently provides cardiology in Northwest Indiana, as well as orthopedic care through Midwest Orthopaedics.
“RUSH Munster will bring outstanding patient care to Northwest Indiana, providing patients and communities with convenient access to RUSH’s nationally ranked clinical programs,” said Paul E. Casey, MD, MBA, chief medical officer at RUSH University Medical Center.
RUSH will offer Northwest Indiana residents more access to top specialists, including those in:
- Breast surgery
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
- Gastrointestinal (GI) surgery
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Plastic surgery
- Primary care
- Transplant services
Outpatient services at RUSH Munster will include services for imaging, stress echocardiograms, X-rays, electrocardiograms and ultrasounds.
RUSH is a national leader in patient care, education, research and community partnerships. It will build upon this commitment to the community with robust care offerings at the Munster location at 9200 Calumet Ave.
“RUSH is committed to the communities it serves, including strong collaboration with patients’ referring physicians, and the new location will make collaborating with RUSH’s medical professionals easier for medical practitioners in the area,” Casey said. “RUSH’s new location will make it more convenient for people living and working in the region to receive the most coordinated, advanced health care from their RUSH providers.”
RUSH specialists will focus on complex cases referred to them, as well as general cases, Casey noted.
“RUSH will continue to work closely with other providers in Northwest Indiana,” Casey said. “Our presence increases the opportunities for collaboration, plus it provides closer-to-home access for many RUSH patients already coming from the region.”
For more information on RUSH’s services in Northwest Indiana, call (888) 352-7874 or visit rush.edu/Munster.