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Meet the dedicated crew that keeps Keck Medicine professionals safe

For those responsible for employee health at Keck Medicine of USC, everything changed on Friday the 13th.

On that date in March, they tested the first Keck Medicine worker suspected to have COVID-19.

“That’s when everything exploded,” said Read More »

April 15th, 2020|COVID-19, featured|

Voting matters: How physicians impact US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list

Keck Medicine is proud to be listed on the honor roll of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, but how are those rankings achieved? And how does physician voting play a role?

The Best Hospitals rankings identify medical centers nationwide that Read More »

February 5th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Perspective: Creating a culture of research

Vaughn Starnes, MD, is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, and the H. Russell Smith Foundation Chair for Cardiovascular Thoracic Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is surgeon-in-chief at USC Norris Cancer and Read More »

November 13th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Hospital nationally recognized with an ‘A’ hospital safety grade

Keck Hospital of USC earned an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, during the Fall 2019 release of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. This rating places Keck Hospital among the safest hospitals in the Read More »

November 7th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Norris physicians, administrators join patients on field for annual cancer awareness football game

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center once again partnered with USC Athletics on Nov. 2 for the annual Cancer Awareness football game. A team of physicians, administrators and patients took the field during halftime of the game against the University Read More »

November 6th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|