Rush Stories

We’re looking back at stories from our archives that celebrate the historic firsts, the breakthrough moments, and the inspiring individuals that have defined the Rush University experience. Join us for this tour through 50 years of improving health care in the community.

Black and white archival photo of a graduate receiving a diploma
A Tradition of Service

Runs in the Family

Mary Katherine Krause learned life-shaping lessons from her father, a former RUSH Medical College dean. Years later these would help her excel — as a health systems management student at the College of Health Sciences, and then as a longtime leader within RUSH University.

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A smiling woman stands in front of a mural
A group of medical professionals of all ages, some wearing white coats, pose and smile for the camera
Artist's rendering of a busy outdoor plaza in Chicago's Loop neighborhood
A smiling woman in a lounge area, with tables and couches in front of a wall of windows
A woman wearing a blue jumpsuit with a patch that says EL Ideas looks directly into the camera with a slight smile
A woman stands on a high school football field smiling and applauding as teenagers run and cheer nearby