Felipe Osorno has been named chief post-acute care officer and chief of staff for Keck Medicine of USC. Osorno brings 15 years of health care leadership experience to the role, which he will assume immediately, Keck Medicine CEO Rod Hanners announced on March 24.

Osorno will provide executive oversight of the post-acute care service line. He will also collaborate with hospital leaders across the system to execute strategic partnerships and technology solutions, and to manage performance of the service line.

Additionally, Osorno will create and nurture skilled nursing facility and home health agency partnerships. He will coordinate and arrange appropriate inpatient rehabilitation facility and long-term care hospital access for all Keck Medicine patients.

By serving as chief of staff, Osorno will work with applicable clinical and operational leaders in executive systemwide programs and initiatives of the executive leadership team, among other duties.

In his nine-year tenure with Keck Medicine, Osorno has developed and implemented a culture of process improvement.

His team’s collaborative efforts with clinicians resulted in a 25% improvement in length-of-stay performance at Keck Medical Center. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Osorno was a key leader in vaccination efforts across the university, including standing up operations to deliver 107,000 shots at Keck Medicine.

In 2016, Osorno helped establish the enterprise’s Keck Pride employee resource group, and he is currently the executive sponsor of La Voz, the health system’s Hispanic and Latinx ERG. Last March, he played a central role in developing a strategic collaboration between Keck Medicine and the TransLatin@ Coalition, the largest trans-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles.

Osorno holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal and a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

—Kevin Joy