John Ferrelli has been appointed to the position of chief administrative officer (CAO) for USC Norris Cancer Hospital, effective Aug. 1. Ferrelli will be responsible for managing and coordinating the administrative, fiscal and operational activities of USC Norris Cancer Hospital.
“The CAO is a new position for our cancer hospital, and one that will be key in ensuring continued growth of inpatient and outpatient cancer services in and beyond the Health Sciences Campus,” said Scott Evans, PharmD, MHA, CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.
Ferrelli will report directly to Evans, and will work collaboratively with physicians, leaders and departments across the Keck Medical Center of USC and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center to coordinate high-quality, translational cancer care.
As CAO, Ferrelli will provide critical oversight for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating services across the continuum of care for USC’s cancer patients. He will provide leadership in developing comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer programs across the hospitals and ambulatory clinics, and will help drive cancer-related clinical and physician community outreach, in support of building a robust referral program for USC Norris Cancer Hospital.
Before joining USC, he served as corporate chief operating officer at Avanti Hospitals, a Los Angeles health system comprising four hospitals and 500 beds. Prior to that, Ferrelli held executive positions at several other Southern California hospitals, including CEO positions at Coast Plaza Hospital in Norwalk, Memorial Hospital of Gardena and JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio.
Ferrelli has also held leadership positions at health-care organizations in Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Knox College in Illinois, and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University.