Patient-centered medical home philosophy boosts patient, physician satisfaction with care delivery

By Leslie Ridgeway

The common refrain about health care is that it’s a broken system. The Galaxy Health model, which debuted at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center in 2012, demonstrated a favorable effect on both patients and medical residents, according to a UCLA/USC study published online Sept. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)’s Internal Medicine.

The goal of Galaxy Health was to substantially improve a medical residents’ clinic at LAC + USC and demonstrate to county officials how some intuitive and inexpensive interventions could dramatically improve patient care and the morale physician and staff. The project was funded primarily by a three-year, $750,000 grant from the UniHealth Foundation. Read More »

October 17th, 2013|Announcements|

New postdoctoral scholars program announced for clinical residents and fellows

In a memo sent out recently to academic deans, faculty and staff, USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett, JD, announced the creation of a new program to enhance the “success and effectiveness of tomorrow’s health-care professionals.”

Garrett stated that she and Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, worked together to create the Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program for Clinical Residents and Fellows. Beginning in fall 2013, this new signature program will award qualifying senior residents and fellows at Keck Hospital of USC, LAC+USC Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles the rights and privileges of a postdoctoral scholar at USC. Those privileges include up to 20 units of graduate tuition funding to support their education and full access to library material and facilities for their study or work. Read More »

August 22nd, 2013|Announcements|

Pasadena Magazine honors USC Doctors

USC physicians continued to make impressive gains this year in an annual ranking of doctors in the San Gabriel Valley.

In all, 345 USC physicians have been included in Pasadena Magazine’s 2013 roster of “Top Doctors,” up from 273 last year and 170 in 2011. The doctors represent 34 different specialties, including oncology, radiology, neurology, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology and cardiology. They comprise nearly one-third of the magazine’s entire roster. Read More »

August 9th, 2013|Announcements|