M1: An Interview With Rush CEO Larry Goodman, MD

First-year Rush Medical College student Joe Santamaria met up recently with Rush University Medical Center CEO Larry Goodman, MD, for a conversation in the Brennan Entry Pavilion. In the interview, Goodman reflects on his time in medical school and the career path to hospital leadership.

“I never would have thought I would be doing anything other than practicing my entire career,” he says.

Holiday Greetings From Rush


The following is excerpted from Rush’s annual holiday greeting:

Within our busy environment, we strive to create a calming feeling for our patients and ourselves.

There are a number of new spaces within the Tower that offer opportunities for quiet reflection. They include the fourth floor quiet area and the Tower’s rooftop gardens, including the area shown here. In addition, a new space for spiritual reflection and quiet meditation will be opening next year on the Atrium fourth floor.

These areas are an important part of the healing environment we have created in the Medical Center, providing patients, family members and the people who work at Rush with places where they can calm themselves, make plans, and draw on their faith and their inner strength to meet the challenges ahead of them.

We wish you and your family a joyous holiday season and the very best for the New Year.

— Dr. and Mrs. Larry Goodman

Larry Goodman, MD, is CEO of Rush University Medical Center. Photo by Steve Gadomski, Rush Photo Group.

From the Archives: Rush Commencement, 1992

Larry Goodman, MD, assists Leo Henikoff, MD, with his regalia for Rush University’s commencement ceremony, 1992.

Henikoff served as president of Rush University and Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center from 1984 to 2002.  Goodman has served as president of Rush University and CEO of Rush University Medical Center since 2002. At the time of this photo, Goodman was an associate professor of infectious diseases.

Rush University celebrates its 40th commencement ceremony on June 9, 2012.

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