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Rush CEO Larry Goodman: The Partnership for a Healthy America

Rush CEO Larry Goodman: The Partnership for a Healthy America

8/15/2012 12:00 AM

​You may have heard of America's skills gap. The bottom line is that we must close it -- our nation's health literally depends on doing so. In Chicago, which is projected to have 84,000 job openings in the health care industry during the next 10 years, Rush University Medical Center is actively working to prepare Chicagoans for well-paying health care jobs that remain unfilled.

To that end, we signed on to be a partner in City Colleges of Chicago's College to Career program, which Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in December. The program aims to ensure Chicago residents are prepared for jobs in high-growth industries by leveraging the specialized knowledge and know-how of major companies and nonprofit organizations. As City Colleges' lead health care partner, Rush University Medical Center is providing resources, from equipment donations to guest lecturers, to Malcolm X College. We're even helping City Colleges design the allied health component of Malcolm X's new $251-million campus, which will be the centerpiece of the college system's health care programs just next door to the Illinois Medical District. Full article at Huffington Post​​