Inpatient Services

Inpatient Care at Rush Oak Park Hospital

At Rush Oak Park Hospital, we’re proud of our expert, compassionate caregivers who put patients first. Everything we do is designed to meet your needs in an atmosphere designed for healing and comfort. And our nursing staff's skills and responsiveness are second to none. In fact, our patients tell us that the strong personal connections they make with their nurses stand out as one of the most satisfying parts of their hospital experience.

Inpatient Care Units

During your hospital stay

While you’re in the hospital, you might be cared for by a hospitalist — an internal medicine physician who specializes in diagnosing, treating and coordinating the care of hospitalized patients. Hospitalists work in partnership with your referring doctor, and transition your medical care back to them when you are ready to leave the hospital.

A lot of people are involved in delivering comprehensive care to our patients. Depending on your unique needs, your care team might include doctors, registered nurses, nursing assistants, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, dietitians, social workers, care managers and a patient advocate, plus laboratory, imaging and rehabilitation staff.

After your hospital stay

We know it can be hard to remember everything you need to know after you’re discharged from the hospital. We make it easier for you with MyChart: You can log on from home to see a summary of your hospital visit, instructions for self-care, signs and symptoms to watch for, contact information for getting in touch if you have questions or concerns, and much more.

Visiting Hours and Policies

We encourage you to visit your loved ones during their time at Rush Oak Park Hospital. To make the most of your visit, please be aware of our visiting hours and policies.

Visiting hours

  • Every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • If you’re visiting someone in the intensive care, inpatient rehabilitation or intermediate care (medical-surgical care, orthopedic/medical-surgical care, skilled care or telemetry care) units, different hours and rules may apply. Before you visit, please call the hospital operator at (708) 383-9300 to be transferred to the unit for information.

Visitor policies

  • Visitors must check in at the information desk and receive a visitor’s pass. Please make sure that you display your pass at all times while you’re at the hospital.
  • We ask that no more than two people visit a patient at one time.
  • Check with the patient’s primary nurse before bringing children to visit.
  • Children under 12 are allowed to visit only with the written permission of a physician and must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

Inpatient Care Units

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – 5th Floor

The intensive care unit (ICU) at Rush Oak Park Hospital provides specialized treatment to patients who are acutely ill and require critical medical care. Patients might have a planned admission to the ICU after surgery, or an unexpected admission because of an accident or a sudden deterioration in health. Multidisciplinary ICU teams include certified intensive care registered nurses, doctors and critical care intensivists who have been trained to provide people with critical care for a variety of medical conditions and complex surgical recoveries.

We ask that each ICU patient have a designated contact person(s) to provide family and friends with updates on the patient’s condition. If you are a patient's contact person, you can call the ICU for updates at (708) 660-5700.

Medical-Surgical Care Unit – 6th Floor

Patients who are acutely ill or recovering from surgery are cared for in Rush Oak Park Hospital’s dedicated medical-surgical care unit, which features patient rooms equipped with advanced monitoring equipment. The unit nursing staff has advanced training and special expertise in caring for seriously ill patients.

We ask that each medical-surgical care unit patient have a designated contact person(s) to provide family and friends with updates on the patient’s condition. If you are a patient's contact person, you can call the unit for updates at (708) 660-6700.

Orthopedic/Medical-Surgical Care Unit – 3rd Floor

Rush Oak Park Hospital’s orthopedic/medical-surgical care unit cares for patients with a range of medical conditions, including patients who have had orthopedic injuries or are recovering from an illness or surgery. Our nurses, patient care technicians and clinical nurse leaders are members of a collaborative team that works closely with our health care providers to provide excellent, personalized patient care.

We ask that each patient on the orthopedic/medical-surgical care unit have a designated contact person(s) to provide family and friends with updates on the patient’s condition. If you are a patient's contact person, you can call the unit for updates at (708) 660-3570.

Skilled Care Unit – 4th Floor

The skilled care unit at Rush Oak Park Hospital provides specialized nursing care for patients who aren’t physically ready to return home or move to a long-term care facility after a hospital stay. Our focused medical care, compassionate staff and effective therapies have helped our skilled care unit earn five-star quality ratings and national recognition.

We ask that each skilled care unit patient have a designated contact person(s) to provide family and friends with updates on the patient’s condition. If you are a patient's contact person, you can call the unit for updates at (708) 660-4700.

Telemetry Care Unit – 5th Floor

Rush Oak Park Hospital’s telemetry care unit is designed for close monitoring and treatment of patients who need specialized cardiac care. Telemetry care nurses are experts in using leading-edge technology to monitor their patients’ vital signs and other data, and to watch closely for any changes in a patient’s condition.

We ask that each telemetry care unit patient have a designated contact person(s) to provide family and friends with updates on the patient’s condition. If you are a patient's contact person, you can call the unit for updates at (708) 660-5720.

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