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​​See the Future of Medicine

An operating room in the interventional platform of Rush University Medical Center's new hospital
The Interventional Platform

Rush embraced a design concept called the “interventional platform” for the new hospital, one of only a few U.S. hospitals with this patient-focused approach. 
It strategically puts all interventional procedures – from cataract removal to angioplasty to organ transplantation – close to each other, enhancing collaboration among Rush specialists, patients and their families.                            



Consolidating inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services in a central location also minimizes unnecessary patient movement, maximizes efficiency and promotes quality outcomes and patient safety.
The interventional platform occupies three consecutive floors of the new hospital and the adjoining fifth floor of Rush’s existing Atrium Building. One floor of the platform is dedicated to interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and neurointerventional services. The other two levels provide surgical services.

The new operating rooms are larger and can accommodate more specialized equipment and technology, including intraoperative imaging, microsurgery and robotics. A special hybrid suite includes imaging capability, meaning, for example, that an angiogram can be performed during an operation without requiring movement of the patient to another location.

There are also operating rooms in the adjacent Atrium Building for additional outpatient procedures.​​​​