Why Choose the ROPH Emergency Department

  • Experience: In our 16-bed Emergency Department, the experienced emergency staff handles 30,000 emergencies each year, including 5,000 pediatric emergencies.
  • Shortest emergency department wait times in the Chicago area: Recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business.
  • Fast Track service: During peak hours, we dedicate a care team exclusively to patients with minor illnesses or injuries. This Fast Track system shortens waits and treatment times.
  • Expert heart attack care: We consistently beat national standards for the time it takes us to open blocked arteries, which means we save more heart muscle – and lives.
  • You go home quicker: For patients discharged from the Emergency Department, the average visit is less than two hours. For admitted patients, the average stay is just under three and a half hours. This beats national averages across the board.
  • No patient boarding prior to admission to Rush Oak Park Hospital: We do not hold admitted patients in the Emergency Department, a practice known as “patient boarding” and used at some hospitals when all inpatient beds are full.
  • Parking is always free: And it’s convenient, too.