Rush University Medical Center New Wing
Rush’s New 14-story 830,000 square foot hospital was completed January 9th, 2012. Designed by the Architectural Firm, Perkins + Will, it is seeking gold LEED certification to become Chicago’s first full-service “green” hospital. The new structure captures condensation from water gardens and features 5 green roofs and a terrarium in the Brennan Entry Pavilion. The structure consists of recycled building materials as well as recycled interior finishes and furniture. Energy-efficient heating, cooling and lighting are used throughout the hospital. The butterfly shape of the structure allows large amounts of natural light into the building. This shape follows through to patient care floors putting nurses closer to patients at centralized nursing stations. The unique shape provides clear sight lines for nurses to all patient rooms. Each patient room has a great view and 3 zones: patient, family and staff. Recliner, sleeper sofa, 42-inch flat-screen tv, wi-fi and staff computers come standard in all patient rooms. Each floor has a family lounge, and private conference rooms. The medical center is located at the south west corner of Ashland and Harrison, Chicago IL.