Vizient, Inc., a leading health care performance improvement company, has awarded Keck Hospital of USC the Rising Star Award for its performance in Vizient’s annual Quality and Accountability Scorecard. The hospital ranked number 18 out of 101 comprehensive academic medical centers, and achieved a four-star rating.

The annual ranking assesses data from participating academic faculty practices to measure performance in five domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency and patient centeredness.

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