Rush-Copley Breaks Ground on Biggest Expansion in 20 Years

Rush-Copley Breaks Ground on Biggest Expansion in 20 Years

Rendering of Rush-Copley's new lobby entrance. CREDIT: Rush-Copley

Rendering of Rush-Copley’s new lobby entrance.
CREDIT: Rush-Copley

This week, Rush-Copley broke ground on the hospital’s most significant expansion since moving to the Ogden Avenue campus 20 years ago. The $53 million project is aimed at addressing current operating room needs that are increasing due to significant growth in surgical cases as well as the need for larger spaces to accommodate new equipment and technology.

Rush-Copley’s expansion project will dd new, state-of-the-art operating rooms and equipment to the hospital and will include enhanced integration between clinical areas as well as meeting/education space.

“This major surgical expansion and renovation project will elevate care and comfort for our patients and visitors,” said Barry C. Finn, president and CEO of Rush-Copley. “It will go a long way to helping us to bring even more advanced care in a more comfortable and pleasing environment for our patients.”

The project includes:

  • Additional surgery suites with more sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology to accommodate Rush-Copley’s growing surgical program
  • New lobby and main entrance
  • 100 additional parking spots
  • New surgical waiting room
  • Expanded gift shop
  • New and enhanced chapel for spiritual care
  • Donor recognition and historical display

Learn more about the project and watch the progress on Rush-Copley’s construction web camera at

Rush Copley Groundbreaking

From the Rush-Copley Website

For your safety and convenience please note the hospital’s former main lobby will be closed during the first phase and there will be two main access points on the Ogden Avenue facing side of our campus; the Physician Office Building and current Outpatient Entrances. Both will offer free valet parking.

The Physician Office Building Entrance (POB I & II, 2020 and 2040 Ogden Avenue) offers free valet parking from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Outpatient Entrance (2000 Ogden Avenue) offers free valet parking from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note that cars needing pick-up after 5 p.m. from valet services will need to coordinate with hospital security staff. Call 630-978-6200 and request Security for assistance.

Please contact Rush-Copley with any questions or concerns regarding your campus visit.

About Rush-Copley

Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL, is a 210-bed hospital providing health and wellness services to the greater Fox Valley community. Nearly 500 physicians and 2,000 clinical and professional staff members provide advanced medicine and extraordinary care to patients.  Rush-Copley is a member of the Rush-System for Health.

SOURCE: Rush-Copley press release