By Tania Chatila
The two hospitals of Keck Medicine of USC will welcome its new chief medical officer on Oct. 1, with the appointment of veteran physician leader Stephanie Hall. Hall currently serves as chief medical officer of LAC+USC Medical Center, a position she has held since 2006.
As CMO for Keck Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, Hall will report to hospitals’ CEO Scott Evans. She will provide critical oversight of clinical initiatives, and will play an active role in ensuring the delivery of safe, quality, efficient care to patients, while also representing the interests of faculty physicians.
“The role of the CMO is extremely important to any hospital. Stephanie will act as a liaison between our executive leaders and the expert physicians who practice at the Keck Medical Center and our satellites,” said Evans. “Stephanie’s knowledge of our organization, her history with us and her experience as a CMO make her a perfect candidate to represent our hospitals’ needs, our medical staff and, above all, our patients.”
Working closely with practicing physicians and medical center leadership, Hall will drive initiatives in clinical quality, safety, management of care, and medical staff affairs. She will lead medical management decisions, and will play a key role in ensuring successful survey outcomes and compliance.
In this role, Hall will maintain her associate professorship of clinical emergency medicine in the USC Department of Emergency Medicine, and will also be appointed associate dean for clinical affairs for the Keck Medical Center.
“Stephanie has held appointments with the Keck School, has been mentoring our students, and has been actively involved in USC’s clinical achievements for nearly 20 years,” said Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “She has accomplished greats feats at our LAC+USC affiliate. We are happy she will now join us on the Health Sciences Campus, where she will no doubt achieve even greater things for our academic medical center.”
A 1990 Keck School graduate, Hall completed her emergency medicine residency training at Keck and was named Resident of the Year in 1994. She assumed a Keck faculty position and took several roles at LAC+USC, including associate medical director. She then spent a year at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, where she managed departmental medical affairs and administration.