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    USC Verdugo Hills Hospital ICU nursing staff earn Gold Beacon distinction
    Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    In late May, the nurses of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital’s intensive care unit received the Gold Beacon Award at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition. The award is a national benchmark distinction that measures continual improvement among a team of critical-care nurses, measured... Read More »
    USC Arcadia Hospital names two new executive leaders
    Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    Abelardo (Abe) Núñez has been named the new chief financial officer for USC Arcadia Hospital. Veronica Vasquez-Montez, MD, MBA, has been appointed to a brand new position: associate chief medical officer. They will assume their new roles on July 8 and July 1, respectively. A new CFO As the new... Read More »
    Joseph Ouzounian, MD, named president of USC Care Medical Group
    Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    Keck Medicine of USC has named Joseph Ouzounian, MD, as president of USC Care Medical Group, a faculty practice plan composed of Keck Medicine physicians at hospitals and ambulatory locations. Ouzounian, who is also chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC,... Read More »
    Mothers pay more out of pocket when pregnancy crosses two calendar years
    Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    Mothers whose pregnancies span two calendar years could face higher out-of-pocket costs for maternity care simply because of when they became pregnant, according to a new USC study. The study, from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, finds that some women with high-deductible health plans pay their cost-sharing... Read More »
    2024 USC Choi Family Awards celebrate patient-centered care
    Thursday, June 13, 2024
    On June 6, Keck Medicine of USC held its seventh annual USC Choi Family Awards for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care. [caption id="attachment_15469" align="alignright" width="244"] From left to right: Henry and Queence Choi, Leonard Schaeffer and Steven Shapiro, MD. (Photo/Don Milici)[/caption] This year’s event took place in the Blue Ribbon Garden... Read More »
    USC Mann psychiatric pharmacy expert receives 2024 Safety Net Innovation Award
    Tuesday, June 11, 2024
    David Dadiomov, PharmD, BCPP, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has received a 2024 Safety Net Innovation Award with grant funding for the project “Transformative Chronic Pain Management for Sickle Cell Anemia Patients: A Multidimensional Approach.” Sponsored by the Southern... Read More »
    USC Arcadia Hospital holds Pride Month flag-raising ceremony
    Monday, June 10, 2024
    On June 6, USC Arcadia Hospital held its second annual flag-raising ceremony to commemorate Pride Month with more than 75 team members in attendance. “We are proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community through patient-centered care, dedicated advocacy and fostering a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment,” said hospital President & CEO... Read More »
    Most hospitals have flexible payment options, but details are hard to come by
    Wednesday, June 5, 2024
    Patients face numerous administrative barriers to get financial help information from hospitals according to a “secret shopper” study from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. While more than 86% of hospitals contacted offer financial assistance to insured patients for non-emergency procedures, roughly half of those hospitals (46%)... Read More »