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Rush to Provide Cardiology Services at Mercy

CHICAGO – Rush University Medical Center cardiologists have joined with the medical staff of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center to provide comprehensive general and interventional cardiology services at Mercy Hospital.

Rush cardiologists began providing services on the Mercy Hospital campus at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago on Aug. 6. This includes inpatient care, emergency consults, invasive procedures and outpatient cardiology care.

"Having Rush physicians at Mercy will give our heart patients the convenience of a local hospital and the subspecialty expertise of a leading academic medical center," said Carol L. Garikes Schneider, president of Mercy Hospital.

Mercy has received a five-star heart attack rating 11 years in a row from Healthgrades and has also been recognized for coronary intervention excellence, heart failure treatment and stroke care. Since 2015, Mercy has also been named a high-performing hospital in the treatment of heart failure and COPD by U.S. News & World Report.

Dr. Alan Jackson, Rush assistant professor of medicine (cardiology), will serve as chief of cardiology at Mercy Hospital and Dr. Payman Sattar, Rush assistant professor of medicine (cardiology), will serve as medical director of cardiac catheterization lab services. Having the patients’ primary care physician and cardiologist at Mercy will enable coordinated follow-up care while keeping patients in their communities.

“We are pleased to partner with Mercy to provide these critical services,” said Omar Lateef, DO, chief medical officer of the Rush System. “Mercy has a long history of serving the community, as does Rush. This partnership allows us to work together to provide the best cardiac care to a greater number of people. We’re privileged to be able to better serve another community in Chicago.”

About Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center is a member of Trinity Health. As Chicago’s first teaching hospital, Mercy enjoys a rich history of serving Chicago for over 160 years, leading the way with innovative technology and health care delivery models. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center is a provider of comprehensive health care services. Its network includes Mercy Hospital on Michigan Avenue, 11 ambulatory care facilities, MercyWorks occupational health program, and two school-based health centers in Wendell Phillips and Dunbar Vocational Career Academies. To learn more about Mercy Hospital, visit

About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit

About Rush

Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the patients and the diverse communities it serves with nationally recognized health care, education, research and a commitment to community partnerships. The Rush system comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.