Keck Medicine of USC recently hired 41 registered nurses, one of the largest groups in a number of years.

“This will assist us in meeting our goals of safe staffing for our patients during the holidays and winter months,” said Annette Sy, DNP, chief nursing officer for Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. “Nursing leadership will continue to work with our nurse recruiters to fill the remaining open positions we have. Keck Medical Center offers a referral bonus, sign on bonus, along with relocation assistance in an effort to draw experienced nurses to our campus.”

Of the new hires, 18 were recruited through the new Employee Referral Program, which offers bonuses to current employees for referring qualified nurses who are hired into full-time or part-time positions.

— L. Alexis Young