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McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response

Rush's new state-of-the-art emergency center is designed not only to better serve patients and families during emergency visits, but to meet the needs of the Chicago area in the event of a disaster. 


The McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response, which opened on Jan. 6, provides an unprecedented level of readiness for large-scale health emergencies, such as a mass outbreak or a terrorist attack.

The center also operates daily as an emergency room​, with expanded capacity to handle 65,000 patient visits annually. ​More than twice the size of the current emergency department, the center covers 40,000 square feet on the new hospital’s ground floor.

The McCormick Foundation Center for Emergency Response is at 1653 W. Congress Parkway on Chicago's near West Side. The entrance just west of Ashland Avenue near Paulina Street on the north side of the new hospital, next to the Eisenhower Expressway.