Theresa Murphy, RN

Theresa Murphy, RN

A Keck Medicine of USC nursing veteran has returned to the organization to lead USC Verdugo Hills Hospital’s nursing staff.

Theresa Murphy, RN, MSHA, CENP, joined USC-VHH on June 1 as chief nursing officer to lead the hospital’s nursing and patient care activities. Murphy spent one year as assistant chief nursing officer at St. Vincent Medical Center.

Murphy takes on this role following the resignation of former USC-VHH CNO Janet Brooks.

“We thank Janet for her dedication and years of service to our organization,” said Paul Craig, RN, JD, interim CEO of USC-VHH and chief administrative officer of Keck Medicine of USC. “We wish Janet much success and, with Theresa, remain focused on maintaining a strong leadership team to support the delivery of compassionate, innovative, high-quality care.”

Murphy brings more than 20 years of experience in health care, including a decade working for Keck Medical Center of USC. During her tenure, she served in several nursing leadership roles, including nurse executive at USC Norris Cancer Hospital and associate administrator of nursing for the Keck Medical Center of USC.

“The organization has grown by leaps and bounds in the last year, and it’s exciting to be back at such a pivotal time in our organization’s history,” Murphy said. “I’m really looking forward to working with new and familiar faces to build upon the already strong, 40-year tradition of excellent nursing and patient care at USC-VHH.”

Murphy holds a bachelor’s in nursing from Cal State Los Angeles and a master’s in health care administration from Cal State Long Beach. She is also certified in executive nursing practice by the American Organization of Nurse Executives.