World-class expertise. Convenient locations. Compassionate care.

The USC Network Medical Plan offers patients access to world-renowned physicians, modern facilities spread across Southern California and cutting-edge treatments in an environment of safety and compassion.

Physicians, nurses and staff are encouraged to enroll in the USC Network plan during Open Enrollment, which will be held this year from Monday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 20. All changes will take effect on Jan. 1.

Enrolling in the USC plan provides patients with convenient locations and exceptional customer service, along with direct access to unparalleled specialists at one of the top health care systems in California, said Stephanie L. Hall, MD, MHA, chief medical officer at Keck Medicine of USC.

“Keck Medicine gives patients not only direct access to exceptional primary care physicians and world-class specialists, but also to high-end complex care,” Hall said. “The USC Network Medical Plan offers the cutting-edge, innovative care that only an academic medical center can provide.”

Patients enrolled in the USC Network medical plan have access to self-referrals to specialists, convenient locations at the University Park Campus and Health Sciences Campus, highly ranked, integrated care, same-day appointments and an international travel clinic.

With locations across Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Keck Medicine health care facilities are among the safest in the state — Keck Hospital earned a grade A safety score from Leapfrog in 2016.

They also are among the best.

Keck Medical Center of USC, which consists of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, maintained its No. 3 ranking on the 2016 U.S. News and World Report list of Best Hospitals in metro Los Angeles. Keck Medical Center also increased its rankings among the Best Hospitals in California to No. 8.

The medical center also performed well in a number of specialty rankings, securing a Top 50 placement in seven specialties, including the USC Roski Eye Institute, the USC Institute of Urology and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

USC employees enrolled in the network plan also have appointment scheduling assistance with the Trojan Family Navigator at (323) 442-8102.

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— Douglas Morino