The Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center, located at Harrison Street and Ashland Avenue, is another key component of the Rush Transformation.
The first four floors of this 220,000-square-foot building are home to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, featuring 60 examination rooms, six X-ray and imaging suites, an imaging center with CT and two MRIs, full-service physical and occupational therapy facilities, orthotics and prosthetic services, and research facilities of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery
These include laboratories for human motion analysis, biomechanics, tribology (the study of friction, lubrication and wear) and implant retrieval.
The fifth floor of the Orthopedic Building houses three Rush clinical services, including University Rheumatologists, Communication Disorders and Sciences and Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
The Orthopedic Building, which opened in 2009, is the first health-care facility in Chicago to achieve Gold LEED Certification for its environmentally friendly features.