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Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, operates a comprehensive emergency department, open 24 hours a day for patients who require immediate medical attention. Rush and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital) have a combined Emergency Medicine Department under the direction of Dino Rumoro, DO, chairman, and Julio Silva, MD, associate clinical chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rush.

Services Provided


In addition to treating the full range of adult problems, special services are available for the evaluation and treatment of emergencies involving infants and children.

Bioterrorism response:

In October 2002, Rush and Stroger Hospital were named bioterrorism preparedness Centers of Excellence by the Chicago Department of Public Health. The McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response, opening in 2012, focuses on leading the nation in bioterrorism response.

Advanced Trauma Training:

Rumoro and Rush, along with the city of Chicago, teamed up to provide a program to the Illinois National Guard to train soldiers in advanced trauma medicine. Three weeklong sessions are held each year to train approximately military healthcare providers ready to be deployed for military action. The goal is eventually to hold 12 sessions a year.

Fast Track:

In 2010, the Emergency Department opened a Fast Track facility that operates Monday through Wednesday, 3 to 11 p.m. The goal is to provide more timely care by adding this segment to our menu of services. As the number of patients increases, hours of operation will be adjusted to accommodate them.

Clinical Team

Dino P. Rumoro, DO, FACEP

Dino Rumoro, DO, chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, brings a wide range of expertise to the department. Rumoro directs all clinical activities in the emergency department and provides leadership in several areas. He oversees a staff of 28 emergency physicians, including one medical director.

Rumoro works as a clinical transformation officer in the Office of Transformation. Rush's new state-of-the-art hospital building is scheduled to open in January 2012.


  • The Department of Emergency Medicine received the distinction of becoming an Associate Hospital in the Chicago Emergency Medical System in 2010. After the designation Rush has fielded numerous additional ambulance calls.

Contact Name
Department of Emergency Medicine at Rush

Contact Phone
(312) 942-4978

Contact E-mail

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Emergency Preparedness: Emergency Preparedness

McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response: The McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response serves as a primary resource for the Chicago Department of Public Health as well as local hospitals, both in planning for and response to a potential terrorism event or public health emergency in the Chicago area.


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