'We Get Out There and Do'Thousands of students, resident physicians and faculty members volunteer each year as part of the Rush Community Service Initiatives Programs, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.
Physician, Reveal ThyselfRush has begun including patient survey results in individual physicians' online profiles. It's among few U.S. medical centers, and the only one in the Midwest, to make this information available to potential patients.
Any child who gets a study in the hospital — through the emergency room, as an outpatient — we will do their ultrasound or their X-ray.
We’ve recently tried some new techniques with MRI [magnetic resonance imaging] for a specific disease called Crohn’s disease, where we do a new study called MR Enterography, which is a different way to look at intestinal inflammation with MRI. So those patients don’t have to get radiation studies like CAT [computed axial tomography] scans over and over again.
Occasionally we get to be the heroes and make the final diagnosis, which is very gratifying because you’re the one that then gets to help this child go along the right path to get better.