A Rush Manager’s ‘Opportunity of a Lifetime’

LaToya Artis, project manager, Office of Transformation, Rush University Medical CenterBy LaToya C. Artis

When I was a Rush University Health Systems Management student, I sometimes wondered if all of the group projects I worked on would ever pay off. Well, now I know, as they are essentially a part of my everyday life.

In my role as project manager with the Office of Transformation, I eat, sleep and breathe group projects collaborating with Rush staff to transition, renovate and relocate their departments as part of the Rush Transformation. The work is very interesting, though challenging at times, and always rewarding at the completion.

Most recently, I have had the pleasure of working with a number of Rush departments that relocated to the Orthopedic Building. Each department transition involves a great deal of planning and collaboration among the project managers, architects, contractors, moving companies, and most importantly the departments and support services. The process begins with a series of planning sessions. Continue reading