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The Rush campus is located just west of downtown Chicago. At its center sits the iconic butterfly-shaped Tower building, part of a 677-bed hospital that serves children and adults.

The campus is also home to medical office buildings that house dozens of primary care and specialist physician practices.

Tower building of Rush University Medical Center

The main parking garage is located at the southeast corner of Paulina and Harrison streets. A covered fourth-floor walkway connects it with many buildings on campus, including the hospital.

Valet parking is available at these locations:

  • Hospital entrance, 1620 W. Harrison St.
  • Professional Building, 1725 W. Harrison St.
  • Orthopedic Building, 1611 W. Harrison St.
  • Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St.

Learn more about parking at Rush.

The emergency department at Rush is located at 1653 W. Congress Pkwy., on the north side of the Tower hospital building. You can also access the emergency department from 1620 W. Harrison St., the main hospital entrance, where valet parking is available.

Its individual patient rooms offer comfort and privacy, with sliding glass doors, curtains and flat-screen televisions. The waiting room includes a separate area for children and their families.

The interventional platform consists of three hospital floors that bring together facilities for surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Each floor includes check-in areas, procedure rooms and short-term recovery rooms.

This integration allows teams of doctors to work together more effectively. It also offers convenience for patients, who can register, have a procedure and recover on a single floor.

Rush University Children’s Hospital offers a warm, comforting environment for the youngest patients and their families. Designed with children in mind, it features colorful murals, a large aquarium and soothing patterns on the walls and floors.

The Rush Family Birth Center includes the following:

  • Spacious birthing suites for labor and delivery
  • Individual mother-baby suites for after delivery
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Having these facilities on a single floor makes the birthing experience easier on families. It also puts doctors and nurses close to the staff and equipment they need in emergency situations, when seconds count most.

The outpatient cancer center at Rush brings together most of the Medical Center’s cancer services. It includes the following:

  • State-of-the-art patient exam and procedure rooms
  • A chemotherapy area with 56 infusion stations (of these, 20 are private and two have beds)
  • An area for the Cancer Integrative Medicine Program's complementary therapies
  • A resource library where patients can learn more about their illness and care

The Regenstein Breast Imaging Center at Rush was designed around the needs of women undergoing mammograms or other breast imaging tests.

The center spans two locations on the Rush campus, both of which feature soothing decor and spacious private lockers. One location is designed for women having routine screenings. The other is designed for women who are undergoing treatment or returning after a mammogram that showed a suspicious lump

The first four floors of the Orthopedic Building are home to orthopedic specialists at Rush. These floors house the following:

  • 60 exam rooms
  • Six X-ray and imaging suites
  • Imaging center with one computed tomography (CT) and two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines
  • Physical and occupational therapy facilities
  • Orthotics and prosthetic services
  • Convenience shop and Subway restaurant

The fifth floor is home to specialists in rheumatology, otorhinolaryngology and communication disorders.

Main Street is a fourth-floor walkway that spans several buildings on the Rush campus. It is part of a network of walkways that connect the fourth floors of the following buildings at Rush:

  • Main parking garage
  • Hospital buildings (Tower, Atrium and Kellogg)
  • Professional Building
  • Orthopedic Building
  • Armour Academic Center
  • Jelke Building
  • Johnston R. Bowman Health Center

Patients and visitors can easily travel among these buildings without going outside. Gift shops and dining options are available along the way.

Hospital rooms at Rush are designed for patient comfort and safety. Most rooms are individual and some include a family zone with a recliner and sleeper sofa for overnight visits. Many rooms offer lovely city views.

The Rush campus includes many areas where families and visitors can relax, including comfortable lounges throughout the hospital.

The Tower building also features rooftop gardens, which give patients and families a way to connect with the outdoors.

Rush resource centers offer the following services, among many others:

  • Educational material about a range of health and caregiving topics
  • Suggestions for managing stress related to health conditions
  • Information about services at Rush and in the community
  • Computer and internet access

You do not have to be a Rush patient to use these services. Learn more about Rush’s resource centers.