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Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center has been on the frontline of institutions promoting disability rights, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
In recognition of these efforts, Rush University Medical Center and Rush College of Nursing were honored with the 2004 Henry Betts, MD, Award from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the top corporate award for disability rights and employment advocacy.
Rush has also been cited as "setting the standard of excellence in America" in a major report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the crisis of health care for people with disabilities.


Among our many programs are the following:

  • Universal design in the Tower
    The Tower, our new hospital which opened in 2012, incorporates what's known as universal design, making it accessible to people with and without disabilities.
  • Improved access and services
    Continued implementation of accessibility audit recommendations
  • Improved signage throughout institution
    New employee orientation and training and development programs
  • Improved training on use of teletypewriters and Illinois Relay System
    Listing of relevant disability resources and products on Rush intranet for quick referral
  • Further mammography improvements

Rush seeks your input for continuously improving services at the Medical Center. If you have a suggestion for improving services for people with disabilities, please contact us