It’s how medicine
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.
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.
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.
“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, 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 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