Institute to lead in critical care

Critical care is a medical subspecialty that is growing in importance. When it is done well, critical care can improve patient outcomes, decrease length of stay and reduce overall costs of care. So to promote excellence in the delivery of critical care services, the Keck Medical Center of USC recently created the Critical Care Institute ... Read More »

April 14th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Doctors’ Day celebrated across Keck Medicine of USC

The physicians of Keck Medicine of USC were celebrated and acknowledged for their commitment to exceptional patient care on National Doctors’ Day, March 30. Physicians at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center were treated to breakfast and each received a Keck Medicine of USC golf umbrella. USC Verdugo Hills Hospital physicians ... Read More »

April 14th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Hospital of USC recognized for outstanding patient communication

Keck Hospital of USC has been nationally recognized for consistently providing high-quality customer service and financial communications to patients. The award — the National Recognition for Excellence in Financial Interactions with Patients — is given by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and recognizes best practices to strengthen communications with patients about often-complex financial matters. “For ... Read More »

April 14th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Broad Fellow Joanna Smeeton fishes around for stem cell-based treatments for arthritis

USC Stem Cell scientist Joanna Smeeton, PhD, knows what arthritis can do to people; she’s witnessed the annual exodus out of her native country of Canada during the winter months. As this year’s Broad Fellow, she is exploring stem cell-based approaches to studying and eventually treating this common cause of cold aversion, disability and pain. ... Read More »

April 14th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Dang becomes California’s first advanced practice pharmacist

Richard Dang, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy, recently became the first pharmacist in California to receive an advanced practice pharmacist license. The State Board of Pharmacy established the licensure, made possible by Senate Bill 493, at the end of 2016. Pharmacists are eligible to earn an advanced practice ... Read More »

April 14th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|