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Edward A. Brennan Entry Pavilion

The Edward A. Brennan Entry Pavilion, a dramatic three-story entranceway linking the new hospital to existing buildings, serves as Rush’s new front door and provides access to all inpatient and most surgical areas. 

The spacious pavilion has comfortable seating areas, a centrally located reception area, a giant four-season terrarium and circular skylights.

The terrarium, which is open at the top, is encased in a display that pays tribute to those who have made Rush an extraordinary place of healing.

The pavilion is named in honor of Edward A. Brennan, chairman of Rush’s Board of Trustees for nearly 10 years until his death in 2007. During his tenure as chairman, Brennan spearheaded the planning for the Rush Transformation.

Construction of the pavilion was funded solely by philanthropic gifts from friends, family and business associates of Brennan, including members of the Rush Board of Trustees.​​