Rush University Medical Center (Chicago) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Rush University Medical Center is a nonprofit, 664-bed academic medical center with a medical staff that numbers more than 800. The organization is named after Benjamin Rush, MD, the only physician with medical school training to sign the Declaration of Independence. Rush UMC has seen many historic medical discoveries in its long history, including the discovery of the cause of heart attacks in 1912 and the development of the scarlet fever vaccine in the early 1920s.
Rush UMC's proverbial trophy case is impressive. The facility was ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in seven adult specialties, No. 2 in the Chicago metro area and No. 2 in the state of Illinois by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015-16 rankings. In 2016, Rush UMC was named to Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospital list for the second consecutive year and the winner of two Healthgrades awards: the 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award and the Joint Replacement Excellence Award.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and was re-recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center this year as a Magnet organization.
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