Thomas Jackiewicz, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, is now also serving as CEO of Keck Medical Center of USC. Jackiewicz is filling the role formerly held by Scott Evans, PharmD, MHA, who is leaving to become senior vice president and chief executive officer for Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego. Evans’ last day is Feb. 13.

Evans has been dedicated to the Keck Medicine enterprise for 16 years, having begun his career at USC in 1999 as a pharmacist and climbing the ranks to CEO in 2012.

Thomas Jackiewicz will serve as interim CEO of Keck Medical Center of USC.

Thomas Jackiewicz will serve as interim CEO of Keck Medical Center of USC.

“Scott led these two hospitals at a transformative time for our academic medical enterprise, leading many achievements in quality outcomes, patient safety, performance improvement and fiscal stewardship,” Jackiewicz said. “During his tenure, Scott helped grow revenue, opened several major ambulatory centers across the community, revitalized the employee workforce through an organization-wide cultural redesign, led efforts to enhance efficiency and quality care, and helped integrate clinical services.”

As CEO of Keck Medical Center, Jackiewicz will ensure important continuity and ongoing successful collaboration between the hospitals’ administrative team and Keck Medicine of USC’s executive leadership team.

“Health care today is an ever-changing, complex industry with so many factors and players influencing our every step,” he said. “Change is the only constant, and we must remain poised for success. With so many exciting initiatives underway, we continue to be focused on our quest to become the most elite academic health system in Southern California.”