Carl Bergetz

Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Rush University Medical Center Chief Legal Officer, the Rush University System for Health at Rush University Medical Center

Carl Bergetz

Carl Bergetz

Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Rush University Medical Center Chief Legal Officer, the Rush University System for Health at Rush University Medical Center

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Chief Legal Officer, Rush system

Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Rush University Medical Center

Bergetz is responsible for the management and oversight of all legal services for Rush University Medical Center, directing the work of 20 staff members in the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Risk and Claims Management and managing outside counsel relationships. This work includes litigation and claims management, risk management, insurance program oversight, major transaction review, government and regulatory affairs, labor and employment law, higher education law, academic accreditation, clinical research issues, intellectual property and corporate organization and governance.

Bergetz also provides advice and counsel to Rush system management and to the System Board of Directors concerning compliance, conflicts of interest, and other legal matters to assist the system in complying with applicable legal and ethical standards.

Prior to being appointed to his current positions in July, 2017, Bergetz previously had served as Rush’s acting general counsel and vice president of legal affairs since January 2016. He previously was deputy general counsel and associate vice president for two years. He joined Rush as associate general counsel in 2012.

At Rush, Bergetz helped to integrate Rush Copley Medical Center fully with Rush University Medical Center, revising articles of incorporation and developing oversight for the new Rush system. He also restructured Rush’s Office of Risk and Claims Management, recruiting new personnel to improve capacity and enhance diversity. In addition, Bergetz restructured Rush’s technology transfer processes, establishing for-profit subsidiaries to commercialize internally developed technologies.

Before coming to Rush, Bergetz worked in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General for six years, first as assistant attorney general, then as chief of the special litigation bureau. In this latter role, he served as co-counsel in People of the State of Illinois v. Blagojevich, an action in the Illinois Supreme Court to have the former governor removed, and provided advice to state officials during subsequent impeachment proceedings. While with the attorney general’s office, Bergetz also drafted and advocated for legislation including amendments to the Illinois False Claims Act in 2010 and 2012 and the Illinois Procurement Code, Grant Funds Recovery Act, and Ethics Act in 2009.

He was an associate at Robison, Curley and Clayton in Chicago from 2003 to 2006; Cooper and Kirkham in San Francisco, 2000-2003; and McDermott, Will and Emery in Chicago, 1996-1999.

He has authored numerous publications and presentations on law and policy and politics and popular culture.

Bergetz earned his law degree from University of Illinois College of Law, graduating magna cum laude, and was associate editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, where he majored in economics and political science and was a disc jockey on campus station KZSU.

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Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Rush University Medical Center Chief Legal Officer, the Rush University System for Health at Rush University Medical Center
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Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health. Renowned Patient Care Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building, which opened in 2012 as part of the Medical Center's major campus renovation. Rush's commitment to sustainability innovation earned the Tower LEED Gold certification. It is the largest new construction health care project in the world to be LEED Gold certified. Rush's renovation also includes Rush's Orthopedic Building, which opened in 2010, and the ongoing campuswide implementation of an electronic medical record system, enhancing patient care and safety. A unique combination of research and patient care has earned Rush national rankings in 11 of 16 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 America's Best Hospitals issue, among other recognitions of our quality of care and accreditations. Our nurses are at the forefront of our efforts to provide quality care, receiving Magnet status three times for making outstanding nursing care the standard at the Medical Center. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status — the highest honor in nursing — and the first in Illinois to earn a third four-year designation. And some of the world’s best athletes trust themselves to the hands of our physicians. Rush is proud to be the preferred hospital for the Chicago Bulls and home to the team physicians for both the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.

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