Mika Taylor has been named Keck Medicine of USC’s chief of financial planning and analysis (CFPA), effective Feb. 26. The news was shared by Chief Financial Officer Chris Allen on Feb. 22.

Taylor will report directly to Allen and oversee budgeting, data management and reporting, as well as financial analytics and modeling in a shared-services arrangement with multiple hospitals and clinical practices.

The role will also involve managing system-wide budgeting and forecasting, long-range planning, finance data management, analytics and more. One key responsibility will be to manage business intelligence information-system tools for expanding the Keck Medicine enterprise. Additionally, she’ll direct financial relationships with the Keck School of Medicine of USC as well as the university as a whole.

As the health system’s primary financial planning expert, Taylor will establish and operate services that examine current and proposed strategic initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions, service line expansions and all other programs associated with the organization’s strategic plans. She will work closely with the chief revenue officer, controller and supply chain colleagues to establish an understanding of revenue, expenses, potential impacts and key performance metrics.

In Taylor’s previous role, she served as the executive finance director, then the vice president of finance, for the John Muir Health hospital network. During her tenure, she directed the organization’s annual budget and provided both oversight and support for the management team’s financial information, analytical and reporting needs.

Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University. In her off hours, she is an avid golfer who cherishes spending time with her husband, two sons and close friends.

— Kate Faye