Announcements April 9, 2020

Rush University Medical Center Featured in Washington Post

The coronavirus crisis tests this hospital's ability to handle a mass outbreak: which is what it was designed to do.
“In the wake of 9/11, [Rush] began to rethink this idea of how to deal with mass casualties. Other hospitals tried to address some of these issues, but [Rush] was the first to deal with all of these issues at once with one facility. They were really visionary.”
Jerry Johnson, Design Principal, Perkins&Will

The hospital at the epicenter of Illinois’ coronavirus outbreak was designed for flexibility in a public health emergency. Read more in the Washington Post. 

"The first coronavirus patient showed up at Rush on March 4. Eleven days later, the hospital switched to 'surge mode' for the first time in its history."