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Using virtual reality to treat PTSD

By Lisa Bertagnoli, Crain's Chicago Business  |  July 29, 2016

Virtual reality, a Chicago doctor explains, exposes veterans to the sights, sounds, sensations and even scents of the events responsible for their trauma: a shooting, an attack, an IED explosion. Exposure to the trauma in a safe, controlled setting can help retrain brains to overcome fear.

Rush, Cigna hatch deal to improve patient care

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  May 03, 2016

It's a tough feat keeping track of people unnecessarily racking up mileage in the ER or making sure they take their medications on time. But if Rush Health in Chicago can hit certain quality measures and cut medical costs while doing so, they can essentially get a financial bonus from Cigna.

Doctors and nurses join the puppy love

Doctors and nurses join the puppy love

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 09, 2016

The notion of using therapy dogs to help patients cope has been around for decades. But now doctors and nurses at one Chicago hospital are the ones de-stressing by playing with pooches.

Rush hospital president to retire

Rush hospital president to retire

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  February 11, 2016

Peter Butler, president of Rush University Medical Center, is retiring after six years at the helm of the Chicago hospital.

Chicago's storied public hospital system gets boost from its new Medicaid plan

Chicago's storied public hospital system gets boost from its new Medicaid plan

By Bob Herman  |  November 28, 2015

As more Americans gain Medicaid coverage, investing in a health plan is a potential lifeline for urban safety net systems. In Chicago, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and its patients have both seen their health improve with CountyCare, the system's Medicaid managed-care plan.

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