It’s how medicine
should be.®

One of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.

Rush University Medical Center brings together some of the brightest minds in medicine, research and academics. Here, physicians, nurses, allied health clinicians, and researchers enjoy a collaborative culture driven by discovery and excellence, which contribute to positive student and patient outcomes. Whether you seek to practice, teach or conduct research, Rush lets you shape your future in health care.

For Chicago, before Chicago

The roots of Rush 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 to this day. Rush is physician-led with one governing board overseeing all entities. In addition, Rush’s population of physicians, advance practitioners, researchers, faculty, students and staff includes high percentages of women and minorities, a range of nationalities, as well as LGBT and veteran employees, reflecting the diverse Chicago communities they serve. Together, there are more than 500 employed physicians and advanced practice providers at Rush in more than 111 specialties and subspecialties, singularly focused on transforming health care.

Herrick Clinic circa 1900

Nationally renowned quality and stability

Year after year, Rush has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Leapfrog, 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 2018-2019 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories, 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 Fitch Ratings’ A for bonds, an A2 rating from Moody’s and an A- Standard & Poor’s rating. These are just a few of the many reasons why physician groups and patient volumes within Rush continue to grow.

Herrick Clinic circa 1900

Five values, one vision

Through Rush University Medical Center’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 transforming health care nationally, and becoming the Chicago area’s medical center of choice.

Five I CARE values drive all that physicians at Rush do — Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence—serve as the roadmap to the Rush mission and vision.

If you share Rush’s values, its respect for patients and colleagues alike, and Rush’s dedication to discovering, teaching and delivering the very best in health care, join Rush. And live medicine the way it should be.