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​Transformation News
Monday, January 09, 2012
Rush Successfully Moves Patients into New Hospital Building

After more than seven years of planning and three years of construction, Rush University Medical Center successfully moved approximately 200 patients into the Tower, Rush's new, 14-story, state-of-the-art hospital building, located at Ashland Avenue and the Eisenhower Expressway.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Nation's First Center for Advanced Emergency Response Opens

Doors to the new, state-of-the-art emergency center at 1653 W. Congress Parkway will be the first to "open in the new hospital building at Rush University Medical Center at 6 a.m. CT on Friday, Jan. 6. Rush's current emergency department will close early Friday morning when the department goes on bypass during the move to the new facility.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Dedication of New Rush Hospital Set for Dec. 8

Leading Chicago-area government officials and other dignitaries will join Rush University Medical Center trustees, leadership, doctors and nurses on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. for a special ribbon cutting event, signifying the completion of the new hospital building at Ashland Avenue and the Eisenhower Expressway. Attendees will also receive a tour of key components of the new hospital.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Advanced Technology at Rush’s New Hospital Enhances Efforts to Improve Patient Care

​An array of leading-edge technology that will enable Rush clinicians to respond more quickly to patient needs, communicate more effectively with each other about patient care, and have more timely access to patient medical information will be deployed in Rush University Medical Center’s new hospital building, opening January 2012.

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Rush Partnership With OSHA Increases Worker Safety on Construction Site

Rush University Medical Center is nearing the completion of a unique partnership with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that has enhanced work site safety during the construction of Rush’s new hospital building and other new facilities. The partnership has helped protect more than 4,500 men and women who have worked on these buildings. As many as 700 workers were on site at one time during the busiest periods of construction over the last three years.​

Monday, August 08, 2011
Rush Named One of Nation's "Most Wired" Hospitals

​Rush University Medical Center has been named one of the "Most Wired" hospitals in the nation by Hospitals & Health Networks for the 10th straight year.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
​Six-Month Countdown Begins for New Rush Hospital Building

​Excitement is building for the January 2012 opening of the new Rush University Medical Center hospital, as construction progress on July 15 reached the “substantial completion” phase and just six months to go until patients move in. The installation of more than 10,000 pieces of medical equipment is beginning throughout the building at Ashland Avenue and the Eisenhower Expressway, and every aspect of the new hospital will be inspected and tested, in addition to final detail and finishing work during the coming months. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011
New Rush University Cancer Center Accommodates Advanced Care, Patient Comfort

​Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, and numerous city aldermen and local business leaders celebrated the opening of new Rush University Cancer Center with the patients, doctors, nurses and staff during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Jan. 31.

Monday, October 19, 2009
Orthopedic Building Opens at Rush University Medical Center

​Construction of the new, sustainable, state-of-the-art Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center is nearly completed and orthopedic experts at Rush are scheduled to begin seeing patients in the new facility beginning November 16. The five-story, $75 million, 220,000-square-foot Orthopedic Building located at the corner of Ashland Avenue and Harrison Street on the Rush campus is the largest facility devoted to orthopedics in the Midwest.

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Rush University Medical Center Breaks Ground on Sustainable, Academic Hospital of the Future

​September 25 will mark a new era in hospital building and design as Rush University Medical Center celebrates the groundbreaking for its new hospital designed “from the inside out.” The new facility’s interior and external shape reflect the input of hundreds of nurses, doctors and patients, whose ideas about universal room design, patient and family comfort, efficiency, safety and sustainability influenced the layout. It will be located at the northwest corner of Ashland Avenue and Harrison Street, one and a half miles west of downtown Chicago along the Eisenhower Expressway.