For Chicago, before Chicago.
The roots of Rush’s exceptional patient care trace back to March 2, 1837, when Rush Medical College received its charter, two days before the city of Chicago was incorporated. The college was named in honor of Benjamin Rush, MD, the only physician with medical school training to sign the Declaration of Independence.
That sense of independent thinking, freedom to grow, equality and inclusion continues at Rush today. Rush is physician-led with one governing board overseeing all entities. In addition, our community of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, researchers, faculty, students and staff includes a high percentage of women and minorities, as well as LGBT and veteran employees, reflecting the diverse Chicago communities we serve. Together, there are more than 700 employed physicians and 300 advanced practice providers at Rush, in more than 111 specialties and subspecialties, singularly focused on transforming health care and providing exceptional patient care.
Ranked No. 1 in the nation for quality.
Rush brings together some of the brightest minds in medicine, research and academics. Our commitment to deliver the top clinical outcomes and the best patient experience has been recognized by Vizient, which ranked Rush University Medical Center No. 1 in the 2019 Quality and Accountability Study.
This year is the seventh consecutive time that the Medical Center has been ranked in the top five, an exceptional level of consistent excellence. Nearly all of the nation’s comprehensive academic medical centers – 95% – participated in the study. It also includes separate rankings for community hospitals and smaller academic centers.
This ranking is based entirely on recent, objective data about outcomes for all inpatients. The Vizient study evaluates performance based on the Institute of Medicine’s domains of care: safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency and patient-centeredness. The recognition period is for work spanning July 2018 through June 2019.
Year after year, Rush’s excellence is recognized not only by Vizient, but also by U.S. News & World Report, The Leapfrog Group, Truven Health, the American College of Surgeons, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Healthcare Equality Index and other benchmark organizations for its quality of patient care.
In U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in five specialties — with two in the top ten — and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall. Rush has been a Magnet® nursing organization for more than 10 years.
While Rush is a not-for-profit entity, its financial strength has earned an A rating for bonds from Fitch Ratings, an A2 rating from Moody’s and an A- rating from Standard & Poor’s.
All of these honors reflect the standards of excellence set by the people working at Rush every day. Vizient also identified key attributes of high-performing organizations. Topping that list is a shared sense of purpose – an attribute that you can see, and feel, every day. Our patients and their families can count on us to provide them with the highest quality of medical care available.
And even more incredibly, we know it’s just the beginning.
Five values, one vision.
Through Rush University’s System for Health’s education and research endeavors, community outreach programs and relationships with other hospitals — in particular, its partnership with John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital — Rush’s mission is to deliver the very best care for its patients. Through this, Rush is achieving its vision of excellence — transforming health care nationally and becoming the Chicago area’s medical center of choice.
Rush has five I CARE values that drive everything we do:
Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
These values serve as the roadmap to the Rush mission and vision.
If you share Rush’s values; respect for patients and colleagues alike; and dedication to discovering, teaching and delivering excellence in health care, join Rush.
“At Rush, we take a patient-centered approach to care. Providers from across the continuum develop the best treatment plan for each individual. Our teams include primary care providers, medical oncologists, pathologists, imaging specialists and surgeons — and the patients and their families — all working together to achieve the best health outcomes.”
Cristina O’Donoghue, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
“It is a privilege to work with colleagues who are not only the top specialists in their field, but they also have the same patient-centered philosophy.”
Ruta Rao, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Rush University Cancer Center
“Rush has a highly collaborative environment that brings clinicians and scientists together to partner on translational research. There is no greater reward than to work in tandem with physicians from bench to bedside, and see the direct impact of your research on the patient.”
Vineet Gupta, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research and Innovation,
Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Drug Discovery Center
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