October 25, 2013
Rush received a $5-million donation from BMO Harris Bank to expand a unique model of care that educates and trains students for new health care jobs needed to deliver high-quality, coordinated health care to Chicago’s underserved and low-income West and South Side communities.
This initiative is the only one in the country that brings together patient care, education, community service and rigorous evaluation designed to reduce costly emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
“We believe the approach to training and delivery of health care furthered by BMO Harris Bank’s donation is our best bet to combat current barriers to health care access,” said Dr. Larry Goodman, CEO of Rush. “We are optimistic that this model is the future for delivering health care for Medicaid and low-income patients.”