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Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:30 AM EDT
Spine Surgeons Face COVID-19 Challenges Worldwide
Rush University Medical Center

Spine surgeons across the world are experiencing effects of COVID-19, including canceled procedures, changes in clinical roles, anxiety and risk of exposure to the disease themselves due to insufficient protective equipment. An international team of researchers reported these findings recently in the Global Spine Journal.

Newswise: $5 Million Grant from Oprah Winfrey Accelerates Rush and City’s COVID-19 Prevention Efforts on West, South Sides
Released: 20-May-2020 4:55 PM EDT
$5 Million Grant from Oprah Winfrey Accelerates Rush and City’s COVID-19 Prevention Efforts on West, South Sides
Rush University Medical Center

Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation has donated $5M to accelerate Rush and West Side United-led efforts to help West Side neighborhoods prevent and battle COVID-19

Released: 15-May-2020 5:15 PM EDT
Asthma Is Associated With Longer Time on Ventilators for Younger COVID-19 Patients
Rush University Medical Center

Patients with COVID-19 between the ages of 20 and 59 years old who also had asthma needed a ventilator to assist with breathing for five days more on average than non-asthmatic patients with COVID-19, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center, who published their findings today in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Newswise: Rush University Medical Center Reopens Elective Surgery and Outpatient Services
Released: 13-May-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Reopens Elective Surgery and Outpatient Services
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center, one of the nation's most highly rated hospitals for quality and safety, has taken a series of innovative measures that strategically balance patient needs with science and safety as it resumes normal operations.

Released: 11-May-2020 4:20 PM EDT
“None of Us Want to Stand Still” Documentary
Rush University Medical Center

None of Us Want to Stand Still" is a documentary made in partnership with Rush University Medical Center and Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The documentary shines a light onto the reality of how poorly people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are treated in the healthcare system. The film gives voice to advocates to share their stories, as well as experts' opinions on how the healthcare system can improve the treatment of persons with intellectual disabilities and on how changes can be made on all levels of a healthcare organization to better treat these patients.

Released: 1-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Rush Master’s Students Helping Respiratory Therapy Team through COVID Pandemic
Rush University Medical Center

The novel coronavirus pandemic is testing the limits of health care systems while also stretching thin the ranks of respiratory therapists, skilled professionals who were in short supply already. At Rush University Medical Center, a handful of student volunteers who are finishing their master’s degrees in respiratory care are helping out.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Early Predictor of Severe Respiratory Failure in Patients With COVID-19 Identified
Rush University Medical Center

A very high level of a protein known as suPAR in the blood of patients with COVID-19 may be a predictor of severe respiratory failure, according to new research published in the Journal of Critical Care on April 30.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Rush Announces $1 Million Matching Gift Challenge
Rush University Medical Center

Rush is announcing a $1 million matching gift challenge. Inspired by Rush’s COVID-19 response efforts, these philanthropists have agreed to match every donation to Rush’s COVID-19 response funds, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million.

Released: 13-Apr-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Working From Home Without Pain
Rush University Medical Center

According to physiatrist Max Fitzgerald, MD, we should focus on routines that prevent our muscles from getting tight and causing pain. This is increasingly important as we are dealing with both the emotional and physical toll of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Rush Testing Remdesivir as a Potential Treatment for COVID-19
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is participating in a new clinical trial to test the effectiveness of the drug remdesivir in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Released: 3-Apr-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Rush Offers Priority COVID Testing to First-Responders
Rush University Medical Center

To help stem the spread of COVID-19 and to support Chicago’s first-responders, Rush University Medical Center is providing priority COVID-19 testing for Chicago police, fire, EMS and military personnel, including Illinois National Guard soldiers.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 Anxieties: Six Tips To Avoid Stress Eating When Social Distancing
Rush University Medical Center

Joyce A. Corsica, PhD, director of outpatient psychotherapy and director of bariatric psychology at Rush and Mackenzie Kelly, PhD, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Rush, shared six tips to avoid emotional eating during social distancing.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Washing Wear: Five Ways to Keep Your Hands from Drying and Cracking
Rush University Medical Center

Now more than ever, hand-washing is important. As we work to battle the further spread of what is now a global pandemic, hand hygiene is our number weapon.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Wash your hands, clean your phone
Rush University Medical Center

As we look to minimize the spread of COVID-19 across the country, let’s not forget the mobile devices – the fomites – we carry around with us every day. Yes, wash your hands, but just as importantly, clean your phones.

Newswise: ‘This Is What Rush Was Built For'
Released: 13-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EDT
‘This Is What Rush Was Built For'
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is officially operating in surge mode, as preparations for a potential sharp increase in patients with COVID-19 move into a new phase.

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Released: 10-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT
How Do You Wash Your Hands?
Rush University Medical Center

As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads throughout the United States, it’s important to refresh one’s memory on basic disease prevention techniques. Parents should be passing these techniques on to their children.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 5:20 PM EST
Summit aims to build interprofessionalism within the health care environment
Rush University Medical Center

On March 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., representatives from dozens of health profession institutions will gather at Rush University Medical Center, 1725 W. Harrison St., to address the issue of how to improve communication across diverse health care professions.

Newswise: Rush Earns National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Designation
Released: 13-Feb-2020 11:20 AM EST
Rush Earns National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Designation
Rush University Medical Center

The National Pancreatic Foundation’s National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer designation is earned by hospitals that demonstrate the multi-disciplinary approach, social support and advanced research resources needed to treat this devastating disease.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 1:15 PM EST
Researchers Reveal Target in Acute Kidney Injury Prevention
Rush University Medical Center

Physician-Scientists and other researchers at Rush University Medical Center, in collaboration with colleagues at other institutions, have revealed a new treatment target that may help change the outcome for patients at risk of AKI.

Newswise: Putting Precision Oncology into Practice
Released: 3-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST
Putting Precision Oncology into Practice
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is the first health care organization to launch a genomic results module within an electronic medical record. While cancer cells contain the clues needed to identify specific treatments, few providers have the expertise to readily put that information into practice. Integrating genomic test results into the electronic medical record makes the power of cancer genomics part of routine cancer care at Rush.

Newswise: Two Rush Hospitals Receive Five Stars for Quality
Released: 30-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
Two Rush Hospitals Receive Five Stars for Quality
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital again earned high marks in one of the nation’s most respected assessments of health care quality. Both hospitals received five-star ratings, the highest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Rush Copley Medical Center received four stars from CMS

Newswise: Rush’s College of Nursing Vaults to No. 1 in U.S. News’ Online Program Rankings
Released: 14-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
Rush’s College of Nursing Vaults to No. 1 in U.S. News’ Online Program Rankings
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University College of Nursing rose to the No. 1 spot among 183 schools eligible for the graduate nursing programs category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs list released today. Distance learning plays a key role in helping to solve the U.S.’s nursing shortage as advanced practice nurses, functioning in both inpatient and outpatient settings, can increase accessibility to high quality and cost-effective care. This is particularly true for underserved rural and urban populations.

Newswise: Can the flu shot help fight cancer?
Released: 6-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
Can the flu shot help fight cancer?
Rush University Medical Center

Physicians and scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that injecting tumors with influenza vaccines, including some FDA-approved seasonal flu shots, turns cold tumors to hot, a discovery that could lead to an immunotherapy to treat cancer. The study results were published December 30th in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Released: 18-Dec-2019 3:45 PM EST
Rick Sumner Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Rush University Medical Center

Rick Sumner, PhD, has spent years studying implants and ways to decrease failure by catching it early. In recognition of his distinguished contributions to understanding bone remodeling around orthopedic implants and developing strategies to improve implant fixation, Sumner has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Released: 15-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST
Participants Sought for National Trial to Test Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle
Rush University Medical Center

The Enhanced Lifestyles for Metabolic Syndrome (ELM) Trial, a multisite test of two lifestyle treatments for a dangerous cluster of sub-disease indicators called the metabolic syndrome, is now accepting applicants at five medical centers around the country.

Released: 22-Oct-2019 2:10 PM EDT
Combination of More Hospitalizations and Brain Pathologies Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline
Rush University Medical Center

Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer’s pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to study results published in the October 15 online issue of the Annals of Neurology.

Released: 18-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT
Can Healthy Lifestyle Reduce Dementia Risk?
Rush University Medical Center

Rush is part of national study to test effects of lifestyle intervention on older adults at risk for dementia.

Newswise: Rush’ s Dr. Shikha Jain Among Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders
Released: 17-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Rush’ s Dr. Shikha Jain Among Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders
Rush University Medical Center

Citing her gender equity leadership, Rush University Medical Center oncologist Dr. Shikha Jain has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019, a group of health care providers, researchers and executives in their 30s who have made significant contributions in the areas of health care administration, management or policy early in their careers.

Released: 16-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Dr. Joshua Jacobs Elected Vice President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, William A. Hark, MD and Susanne G. Swift Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, has been elected as Vice President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) for a one-year term.

Released: 8-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Addressing Social Needs in Health Care Delivery Can Improve Health Outcomes
Rush University Medical Center

Addressing social needs as a part of health care delivery can help achieve better health outcomes and potentially address major challenges in the United States health care system, according to a recently published consensus report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM).

Released: 2-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Knock, Knock: In-Home Visits Maybe Key to Reversing Childhood Obesity
Rush University Medical Center

Behavioral medicine experts from the Rush University Prevention Center at Rush University Medical Center are going straight to patients’ homes to see if they can find solutions to address childhood obesity. An ongoing study called, “Creating Healthy Environments for Chicago Kids” (CHECK) is comparing a family-based treatment program delivered in the home versus traditional clinic visits.

Newswise: Rush University Medical Center Ranked # 1 for Highest Quality Care
Released: 20-Sep-2019 12:00 AM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Ranked # 1 for Highest Quality Care
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center was the top ranked large academic medical center in the country in the 2019 Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which many experts consider to be the most accurate gauge of the quality of care a hospital delivers because it is entirely based on data from all patients, not reputation.

Released: 12-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Indoor Directions Goes Live At Rush University System for Health
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University System for Health today launched Indoor Directions, a new feature within the My Rush mobile app that offers turn-by-turn directions inside Rush buildings to help patients navigate around them.

Released: 9-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Pain Relief Without Opioids
Rush University Medical Center

Results of a recent study suggest that using an alternative MMA regimen of the pain relievers oral acetaminophen and gabapentin, as well as intravenous acetaminophen during surgery, is safe and more effective than conventional pain relief treatments that include opioids. The results were published in the print issue of JAMA on Sept. 1.

Newswise: Rush Earns ASCO QOPI Certification for High-Quality Cancer Care
Released: 5-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Rush Earns ASCO QOPI Certification for High-Quality Cancer Care
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center has received a three-year certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) by demonstrating that the Cancer Center’s processes surpass national benchmarks for providing high-quality care.

Released: 20-Aug-2019 12:15 PM EDT
My Rush Mobile App Now Available
Rush University Medical Center

As technology progresses, Rush is developing and implementing new tools to offer more options and convenience to patients. Today, the Rush University System for Health launched its new electronic health record platform, the My Rush mobile app, which is available free for use on Android and Apple mobile phones.

Newswise: Dr. Susan L. Freeman Appointed Provost, Rush University
Released: 20-Aug-2019 11:35 AM EDT
Dr. Susan L. Freeman Appointed Provost, Rush University
Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Susan L. Freeman will become Rush University’s provost and senior vice president, beginning October 1. In this role, Freeman will serve as the University’s chief operating officer responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the University strategic plan and advancing its population health equity mission, while promoting integration with Rush University Medical Center and the Rush University System for Health.

Newswise: Rush System Hospitals Named LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders
Released: 16-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Rush System Hospitals Named LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders
Rush University Medical Center

All three hospitals in the Rush University System for Health have been designated a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index -- an annual survey of how U.S. health care facilities treat lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning patients and their families, as well as their own LGBTQ employees.

Released: 14-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Joins National Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center has joined the national movement to improve health care for older adults by becoming the only hospital in Illinois to be part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative.

Newswise: Orthopedic Building at Rush Renamed for Sofija and Dr. Jorge O. Galante
Released: 9-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Orthopedic Building at Rush Renamed for Sofija and Dr. Jorge O. Galante
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center has renamed its orthopedic building The Sofija and Jorge O. Galante Orthopedic Building in recognition of Dr. Jorge Galante’s leadership, his revolutionary contributions to his field and the Galante family’s lasting legacy of philanthropy. A dedication ceremony took place on Aug. 9 in the building, which is located at 1611 W. Harrison St. in Chicago.

Released: 11-Jul-2019 3:50 PM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Offers New, Advanced Treatment for Brain Aneurysms
Rush University Medical Center

Rush is the first academic medical center in Illinois and the first comprehensive stroke center in the state to offer the Woven EndoBridge (WEB) Aneurysm Embolization System, a minimally invasive option for treating wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms in certain areas of the brain.

Newswise: Reprogramming Pancreatic Cancer
Released: 11-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Reprogramming Pancreatic Cancer
Rush University Medical Center

Findings published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggest that a type of white blood cell called tumor associated macrophages that have been deceived by pancreatic cancer cells into not attacking them can be “reprogrammed” by a specially designed molecule that activates a protein found on their surfaces.

Released: 25-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Gold LEED Certification Awarded to Rush Oak Brook
Rush University Medical Center

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Rush Oak Brook Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. LEED is an internationally recognized system for certifying green (environmentally responsible) buildings and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Released: 21-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Joins Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is increasing its efforts to bring safety, equity and dignity to the workplace as part of the TIME’S UP Healthcare (TUH) campaign. Rush is the first and only academic medical center in Illinois and among 29 signatories that pledged their commitment to address workplace discrimination, harassment and abuse; and create equitable and safe cultures with the healthcare industry.

Released: 20-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
A Better Way to Mend a Hole in the Heart
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is the first hospital in Chicago to use a new technology that enables specially trained physicians to use a single stitch to close an opening between the upper chambers of the heart – a condition that is found in about one in four people, most of whom are unaware of it. Known as Noble Stitch, the new technology replaces the standard way to close this opening in the heart, which uses an implanted metal device that stays within the heart muscle.

Released: 3-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
New Robotic Technology Enhances Spine Surgery
Rush University Medical Center

A new technology that increases the safety and precision of spinal fusion surgeries while reducing the time needed for the procedure now is available at Rush University Medical Center. Called the Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform, the technology combines imaging prior to surgery and image guidance during the procedure, which enhances surgical planning and precision.

Newswise: Rush's Dr. Shikha Jain Named ResearcHERS Program Ambassador
Released: 20-May-2019 4:05 AM EDT
Rush's Dr. Shikha Jain Named ResearcHERS Program Ambassador
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Cancer Center oncologist Shikha Jain, MD, has been named an ambassador for the American Cancer Society's ResearcHERS program — a unique effort to fund women with innovative research ideas and dedication to discovering lifesaving cancer breakthroughs.

Released: 30-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Researchers Define Alzheimer’s-like Brain Disorder
Rush University Medical Center

A brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease has been defined with recommended diagnostic criteria and guidelines for advancing future research on the condition. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and scientists from several National Institutes of Health-funded institutions, in collaboration with international peers, described the newly-named pathway to dementia, Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy, or LATE, in a report published today in the journal Brain.

Newswise: One Woman's Cancer Fight: a Case Study in Structural Racism
Released: 22-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
One Woman's Cancer Fight: a Case Study in Structural Racism
Rush University Medical Center

The experience of one woman’s breast cancer fight illustrates how institutionally and culturally embedded racial hierarchies prevent people of color from meeting their basic needs


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