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Rush-Copley’s Vision for the Future

Rush-Copley Medical Center is committed to being the region’s leading healthcare system providing advanced medicine with quality outcomes and extraordinary care.  This will be accomplished through enhanced relationships with the medical staff, employees and community organizations.

In keeping with this mission, the medical center is poised to respond to the impact of healthcare reform through a measured, strategic response that includes quality initiatives, integration and collaboration with Rush University Medical Center, technology advancement, community benefit, growth and development of clinical institutes of care, Rush-Copley Medical Group and ancillary facilities.

Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety

Providing high quality, safe medical care is at the forefront of all clinical efforts. This philosophy guides Rush-Copley’s pursuit of top rankings when compared to national, state and regional quality benchmarks and its commitment to rigorous review by leading healthcare agencies that evaluate the medical center’s policies and procedures for clinical best practices in many areas of patient care. In fact, Rush-Copley currently holds more accreditations and disease-specific certifications than any other hospital in the region.

Strategic Collaboration

As a strategic collaborator with Rush University Medical Center, Rush-Copley is actively participating in initiatives that improve care, reduce costs and enhance patient access to both local community care as well as academic medicine.

Community Benefit

Rush-Copley will continue to grow services and facilities to keep pace with community need. As the greater Fox Valley’s leading healthcare resource, Rush-Copley is implementing strategies aimed at benefiting the community and that address the priorities identified by the Community Health Needs Assessment including chronic disease management, obesity and access to care.

Clinical Institutes and Rush-Copley Medical Group

The medical center’s clinical institutes are areas of emphasis and help support overall strategic priorities. These include heart and vascular services, cancer care, neuroscience, women’s health and emergency services. Additionally, Rush-Copley Medical Group, a primary care and specialty physician group practice continues to grow and serve the increasing community demand for services at multiple locations throughout the greater Fox Valley area.

Employer of Choice

Without a strong and committed workforce, a hospital is only buildings and equipment. Rush-Copley is committed to being the area’s employer of choice by fostering a highly satisfied and engaged workforce through competitive wage and benefit options as well as career development and growth.


Continually evolving technology is playing a significant role in enhancing patient care and Rush-Copley remains committed to improving and updating its many electronic systems and equipment with those that demonstrate the highest standard of quality, safety and investment.

Financial Strength

Financial strength allows Rush-Copley to navigate changing models of reimbursement and other healthcare reforms that impact the medical center’s ability to reinvest in technology, facilities and services for the foreseeable future.  Through strong financial performance the medical center can continue to meet the healthcare needs of all regardless of ability to pay.