This past year was a year full of constant change and challenge. The FY 2020 Nursing Annual Report celebrates how our Rush nurses came together to face those changes and challenges. From providing the highest level of care to our patients as the COVID-19 pandemic descended upon us, to quickly pioneering better ways to care for our patients beyond data outcomes. This fiscal year our nurses exuded flexibility and courage, day in and day out. We are Rush Nurse Proud.
Rush nurses keep finding better ways to do nearly everything. Rush nurses can’t see a problem without seeking a solution. They are supported in their efforts to develop research projects that result in improvements to our processes and better outcomes for our patients.Learn more
A Rush nurse is innovative and excited for the opportunity to take nursing practice to the next level. Nurse-led projects improved the organization's hypoglycemia rate and increased patient education on safe sleep practices for infants. And the PNS Evidence-Based Practice and Research Committee had a successful year promoting nursing and multidisciplinary research.Learn more
Rush nurses always rise to the challenge. The rapid emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the winter of 2020 brought us new challenges every day. Innovation ruled the day. How to better care for existing patients, many with chronic conditions who needed ongoing care. How to provide the most effective care to our COVID-19 patients, when new information was emerging every day. How to keep ourselves and our patients safe. It was a time when we depended on our “health care heroes”.Learn more