The physicians, nurse practitioners, and RNs at Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine professional medical affiliations. RUSH, ACP, ANA, INA, GAPNA, and AGS are just a few.
For more than 170 years, Rush has been leading the way in developing innovative and often life-saving treatments. Today, Rush is a thriving center for basic and clinical research, with physicians and scientists involved in hundreds of research projects developing and testing the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices. This unique combination of research and patient care has earned Rush national rankings in 10 of 16 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. Rush also is proud to be the preferred hospital and home to the team physicians for both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls.
American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national organization of internists — physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its membership of 132,000 includes internists, internal medicine subspecialists, and medical students, residents, and fellows.
American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
Illinois Nurses Association
Illinois Nurses Association (INA) has served as the organization for nursing in Illinois from its founding in 1901, to the present. INA continually strives to preserve the identity, integrity, and core values of the profession of nursing. INA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice and projects a positive and realistic view of nursing to the community.
National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners
GAPNA (formerly NCGNP) was founded in 1981, by a small group of GNPs with the intention of offering the first continuing education conferences designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced practice nurses. Currently, GAPNA represents the interests of certified advanced practice nurses who work with older adults in a wide variety of practice settings. GAPNA is the organization of choice for advanced practice nurses who want to pursue continuing education in gerontological care and who seek peer support from experienced clinicians.
Illinois Geriatric Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is an organization of over 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.