For more than a century and a half, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois has provided superior health care to hundreds of thousands of people. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care. Ranked among the top academic medical centers in America, Rush is an outstanding place to build your career. We’re educating tomorrow’s health care professionals, researching new and more advanced treatment options, transforming our facilities and investing in new technologies—all with the goal of improving patient care now and into the future. We are a health care leader offering world-class INNOVATION, driven by COLLABORATION and committed to ACCOUNTABILITY and RESPECT, continually striving for EXCELLENCE in everything that we do. Join a team committed to shaping the future of health care - and discover what your career could be.
Office for Equal Opportunity
Established in 1974, the Office for Equal Opportunity resides in the Office of the President and CEO of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, to whom the Associate Vice President for Equal Opportunity reports. The responsibilities of the Office for Equal Opportunity include:
- Development and implementation of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs, policies and procedures on harassment, programs related to the Americans With Disabilities Act, and other civil rights and diversity policies and programs
- Mediation of discrimination and harassment complaints in the academic and professional sectors
- Strengthening of a positive relationship on civil rights matters between Rush and government entities or civic and professional organizations
Rush ADA Task Force
Founded in 1991, the Rush ADA Task Force has as its mandate not only to implement policies for persons with disabilities, but also to educate other people on how we are all enriched by hiring and working with persons with disabilities. The ADA Task Force is composed of 60% women, and 26% of its members have a disability. Since its formation, the Rush ADA Task Force has generated a list of accomplishments. To date, the Task Force has initiated at least 24 programs for improved access and services, as well as 19 disability training, outreach and education programs.