At Rush, we’re honored to work with some of the top professionals in the industry - and it shows. Here are just a few of the ways Rush University Medical Center and our people have been noticed for doing an outstanding job.
Rush Nursing granted three consecutive ANCC Magnet® designations
The American Nurses Credentialing Center granted Rush ANCC Magnet Recognition® for Excellence in Nursing in 2002, 2006 and again in 2010.
Rush receives U.S. Department of Labor's prestigious
Exemplary Voluntary Efforts (EVE) Award
The award recognizes federal contractors for exceptional efforts to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) study
recognizes Rush as one of the top five centers in the nation
A study of 88 academic medical centers from across the country has placed Rush among the top five centers in the nation.
U.S. News & World Report Rankings
In U.S. News & World Report's 2009 issue showcasing "America's Best Hospitals," Rush ranked in nine of 16 categories.
Rush University Medical Center has received three consecutive ANCC Magnet® designations -- the highest honor granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) -- recognizing Rush nurses for overall nursing excellence, quality patient care, and innovation in nursing practice. Fewer than 400 hospitals out of approximately 5,000 nationwide have received Magnet® status. The Magnet Recognition Program® first granted Rush the designation in 2002. In 2006, Rush received redesignation, demonstrating sustained excellence over time in a supportive environment. Now, in 2010, Rush has been honored with Magnet status for a third time, representing eight continuous years of incredible patient care through a shared nursing culture of respect, collaboration, and ongoing growth and development.
Rush holds the honor of being the first hospital in Illinois serving both adults and children to achieve Magnet status, and is the only such hospital in the state to receive this prestigious designation for a third time. Retention of Rush’s Magnet status is a crucial component of fulfilling our vision of being the medical center of choice in the Chicago area.
The entire Rush community triumphantly congratulates its nursing staff for outstanding talent and unwavering commitment to patient care.
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The U.S. Department of Labor has chosen Rush University Medical Center to receive its prestigious Exemplary Voluntary Efforts (EVE) Award. The award recognizes federal contractors for exceptional efforts to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Rush was one of only three organizations to receive the EVE award in 2007 (along with Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and the Public Service Enterprise Group, a Newark, New Jersey utility company) out of 17 employers nationwide that the Department of Labor invited to submit application proposals. Rush is the first Chicago-area organization to receive the award in more than a decade.
Rush's equal employment opportunity programs include partnerships with area minority, women's and disability rights organizations in order to recruit members of these groups as employees. These efforts have contributed to an increase in minority representation in the Rush workforce. More than 50 percent of Rush's employees are members of an underrepresented ethnic group, and 72 percent of employees are women. The Medical Center helps employees of all levels and backgrounds advance in their careers by providing tuition reimbursement benefits and in-house education and training programs.
"When a company receives an award, it says they're not only compliant with federal employment regulations, but that they're leaders in making sure that there's equal opportunity, that there's opportunity for advancement, that they're an asset in their community, that they care about inclusion in everything they do," says Sandra Zeigler, Midwest Regional Director of the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. "That's what the EVE award means."
A study of 88 academic medical centers from across the country has placed Rush among the top five centers in the nation. The study, called the UHC 2008 Quality and Accountability Study, was guided by six elements of care - safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient centeredness.
Since the study was established four years ago, Rush has consistently ranked among the top performers and is one of only two academic medical centers to be in the top ten each year of the study. This was the first year that a measure for patient centeredness was included as a factor in the overall rankings.
"This study shows the true meaning of the hard work and dedication on the part of every employee at Rush toward our mission of providing the very best care for our patients," said Dr. Larry Goodman, President and CEO of Rush. Read more >
In U.S. News & World Report's 2009 issue showcasing "America's Best Hospitals," Rush ranked in nine of 16 categories. Just 174 out of 4,861 hospitals in the United States, about 3 percent, scored high enough this year to rank in even a single specialty, according to the magazine. Rush was ranked higher than any other Illinois hospital in orthopedics (#12 in the nation). The rankings of other Rush programs are: neurology and neurosurgery (#12), geriatrics (#24), gastroenterology (digestive disorders - #26), kidney disease (#29), heart and heart surgery (#30), urology (#31), gynecology (#50) and Ear, Nose and Throat (#50). Read more >