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Pediatric Specialty Care

Rush University Children's Hospital

Rush Pediatric Specialties

When children have complex health conditions, they need experienced specialists who can provide personalized, compassionate care.

Leading pediatric specialists from Rush University Children’s Hospital offer comprehensive specialty care at Rush Copley in the following areas:

By bringing the resources of an academic medical center to Rush-Copley, specialists from Rush University Children’s Hospital offer family-centered care, coordinated care and access to advanced diagnostics and treatments to kids who need it most.

Hospitalization at Rush Copley

When your child is hospitalized, you want the best care available and you want it delivered with a caring touch. If your child needs hospital services, you'll be glad to know the pediatrics team at Rush Copley Medical Center is there for you. Dedicated doctors specializing in a variety of pediatric areas focus on your child's health. They also help infants, toddlers and young adults focus on wellness early in their lives and help youngsters make healthy lifestyle choices. Rush Copley makes sure your child receives the best medical care available in a state-of-the-art facility.

Pediatric services at Rush Copley focus on the needs and rights of children and their parents. This means you are informed and involved during every step of your child's care.

  • Involvement in your child's care - Rush Copley staff involves the parents in decisions about the child's care. For the family's convenience, overnight stays in the child's room are easily accommodated.
  • Children are offered room service menus with several kid-friendly menu choices.
  • The pediatrics area offers six private rooms dedicated to young patients.

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Pediatric Imaging at Rush Copley

Rush Copley is committed to the safety of our patients and to provide quality imaging at the lowest dose possible while recognizing the potential lifesaving value of CT scans. Our CT scanner uses ASIR Technology which decreases radiation exposure by 20-45%.

To help parents and caregivers understand some of the questions surrounding CT and medical imaging, visit

Pediatric Surgical Patients

Children are special people with special needs. There are things you can do to help make your child more comfortable while in the hospital:

  • Bring your child’s favorite blanket or toy
  • Plan to stay with your child in the Day Surgery area before and after surgery. We respectfully ask that you not bring other children into this area.
  • A parent or guardian’s presence at the hospital is necessary during surgery.
  • You will be given specific information about what time to stop food and liquids before the day of surgery. 

K.I.D.S. Tour

The Kids Introduction to Day Surgery (K.I.D.S.) tour is a fun way for children ages 4 to 12 years old and their families to learn more about their upcoming surgery and help both children and parents feel more relaxed.  In addition to a tour of the surgery unit, there will be an opportunity to meet the surgical staff, and a chance for kids to experience some of the equipment they will see on the day of surgery, such as blood pressure cuffs, heart monitors and anesthesia masks. Call 630-978-4860 to schedule a tour.

Rush Copley Healthplex

Rush Copley's Healthplex has a 12,000 square-foot Discovery Zone area dedicated to the health and fitness activities of children. Kids can swim, exercise in the gym with kid-sized equipment, participate in a variety of activities including classes, climb the rock wall and more.