As a premier academic medical center in Chicago, Rush has been a national leader in academic medicine for over 170 years. Rush includes an 824-bed hospital (including the state-designated Rush Children's Hospital and the 110-bed Johnston R. Bowman Health Center) and Rush University. For five years in a row, Rush ranked in the top 10 in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) annual Quality and Accountability study of its member institutions. UHC examined 93 academic medical centers for measures of patient safety, effectiveness, equity of care, efficiency and patient centeredness. Also, for five consecutive years, Rush received a perfect score of 100 percent in the category of "equity of care." This ranking measures whether patients receive the same quality treatment and have the same outcomes regardless of their gender, race or socioeconomic status. Rush ranked better than any other hospital in the state of Illinois for equity of care. In U.S.News & World Report's 2011 issue showcasing "America's Best Hospitals," Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 10 of 16 categories.
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