Rush University System for Health is expanding access to its services and medical experts in Northwest Indiana.
The Chicago-based provider will open an outpatient center in Munster at 9200 Calumet Ave. by late summer. Rush provides thoracic surgery services at Franciscan Health hospitals in the Region and is also planning for telestroke services with the Northwest Indiana health system.
“Rush’s new location will make it more convenient for people living and working in the Region to receive the most coordinated, advanced health care from their Rush providers,” said Dr. Paul E. Casey, chief medical officer at Rush University Medical Center.
Franciscan Health representatives said its expanded partnership with Rush enhances care access for the Region. Franciscan Health Munster also plans to introduce the Auris Monarch system to its lung cancer care, which is robotic bronchoscopy surgery technology capable of reaching small nodules in the lung, helping diagnose lung cancer in the early stage.
“Franciscan Health has a strong lung cancer screening program,” said Dr. Cory Hogue, radiation oncologist with Franciscan Physician Network. “Now with the Auris Monarch system and our partnership with Rush’s thoracic surgeons, we will be able to move quickly to get patients who have a positive lung nodule into treatment.”
Outpatient services at Rush’s Munster site will include services for imaging, stress echocardiograms, X-rays, electrocardiograms and ultrasounds.
Rush provides cardiology services in Northwest Indiana and through Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, it provides orthopedic care.