Keck Hospital earns “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group

Keck Hospital of USC is one of 844 hospitals nationwide to receive an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, during the Fall 2016 release of Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The grade places Keck Hospital of USC among the safest hospitals in the United States. “Our “A” hospital safety grade from ... Read More »

October 31st, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Medical Center is cleaning house

From Nov. 4-8, Keck Medical Center of USC will conduct Klean Keck, a five-day fall cleaning event. During this period, hospital leadership and staff will work side-by-side to get rid of clutter and expired items in the hospital and clinics. This will further enable Keck Medical Center to continue delivery of quality, safe and patient-centric ... Read More »

October 31st, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Roski Eye Institute helping take wearable digital health technology to eye level

As part of its continued national leadership in digital health technology innovation and public-private collaborations, the USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) has teamed with VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, and the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute to take wearable health for the first time to the eyes. Level glasses are ... Read More »

October 29th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New virtual reality program for young cancer patients aims to lift their spirit

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has teamed with a nonprofit on a virtual reality (VR) initiative for patients in the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer program at USC (AYA@USC). The initiative aims to provide a library of curated cinematic and interactive VR experiences using the most advanced media technology available to lessen a patient’s ... Read More »

October 28th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study takes first step to understand electric treatment

Rather than taking medication, a growing number of people who suffer from chronic pain, epilepsy and drug cravings are zapping their skulls in the hopes that a weak electric current will jolt them back to health. This brain hacking — “transcranial direct current stimulation” (tDCS) — is used to treat neurological and psychiatric symptoms. A ... Read More »

October 28th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|