Archive | Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC - Archive

2021
November
22,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC and Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia have submitted formal written notice of their proposed affiliation to the Office of the Attorney General of California for regulatory review and approval.“We ...
Read more
November
11,
2021
| 04:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Exposure to loud noise, such as a firecracker or an ear-splitting concert, is the most common preventable cause of hearing loss. Research suggests that 12% or more of the world population is at risk for noise-induced loss of hearing.Lou...
Read more
Tags
November
09,
2021
| 21:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — For the fifth consecutive time, Keck Hospital of USC earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety.“This rating...
Read more
October
28,
2021
| 15:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Vizient, Inc., a leading health care performance improvement company, has awarded Keck Hospital of USC the Rising Star Award for its performance in Vizient’s annual Quality and Accountability Scorecard. The hospital ranked number 18 out...
Read more
October
14,
2021
| 03:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Liver and kidney transplant recipients have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 and/or death should they become infected because the medication they take to ensure a successful transplant suppresses their immune systems.Keck Hospital of US...
Read more
October
13,
2021
| 04:29 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Armand Dorian, MD, MMM, has been named CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) located in Glendale, California and part of Keck Medicine of USC. He has served as interim CEO since March 2021 and will begin his new role immediately.A...
Read more
October
11,
2021
| 04:36 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Keck Medicine of USC, has launched a global registration, phase 2 clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a potential new breast cancer therapy called ARX788.The trial is currently re...
Read more
October
07,
2021
| 05:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Marty Sargeant has been named CEO of Keck Medical Center of USC, comprised of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. He has served as interim CEO since July 2020 and will begin his new role immediately.As CEO, Sargeant wil...
Read more
October
06,
2021
| 05:54 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — More than 110,000 people in the United States are on the waitlist for lifesaving organ transplants. However, there is a national shortage of available viable kidneys and livers for people on the transplant waitlist, highlighting the nee...
Read more
September
29,
2021
| 11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Women may miss their regular cancer screenings for a variety of reasons, which have become more complicated during the pandemic. September is gynecologic cancer awareness month and October is breast cancer awareness month. With women’s ...
Read more
September
24,
2021
| 14:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
With the vast amount of news coverage about vaccinations this week, I want to make sure you have the latest information regarding the health of you and your loved ones.Select groups are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster shotsPatients in these...
Read more
September
23,
2021
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Brain metastasis occurs when cancer in one part of the body spreads to the brain. The lifetime incidence of such metastatic brain tumors in cancer patients is between 20%-45%, research shows.A new study from USC Norris Comprehensive Can...
Read more
September
22,
2021
| 10:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has ratified a new contract with the California Nurses Association, which represents more than 1,400 registered nurses at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.“Our registered nurses are an invaluable ...
Read more
September
17,
2021
| 10:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Rodney Hanners has been named CEO of Keck Medicine of USC and President and CEO of USC Health System. He has served as interim CEO since June 2020.Hanners will begin his new role immediately, reporting to Steven Shapiro, MD, senior vice...
Read more
September
15,
2021
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form of liver cancer and the fastest-growing cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to national cancer statistics.Historically, the rates of HCC are lower in rura...
Read more
August
27,
2021
| 14:40 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,I have several important vaccination updates to share that are of vital interest to the health of you and your loved ones.Patients with weakened immune systems are now eligible to receive a third shot of either the Pfizer or Moder...
Read more
August
23,
2021
| 10:56 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended all pregnant women and those who plan on getting pregnant get the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, however, only some 23% of pregnant women have received at least one dose...
Read more
August
11,
2021
| 18:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,Your safety is our top priority. I want to share with you what Keck Medicine of USC is doing to protect you during the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.Because of the recent surge, the California Department of Pub...
Read more
August
11,
2021
| 09:36 AM America/Los_Angeles
Beginning Sept. 20, Keck Medicine of USC will require all health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement also applies to all contract and temporary workers as well as volunteers, vendors and contractors, and to Keck Sch...
Read more
August
10,
2021
| 04:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — A new study from Keck Medicine of USC reveals that Black recipients of liver transplants have lower post-transplant survival rates than white or Hispanic patients.When examining data from the last two decades of all liver transplant rec...
Read more
August
02,
2021
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women and surgery is a primary treatment for these women. Among women receiving surgery, up to 13% will have a post-operative visit to an emergency department, according...
Read more
July
29,
2021
| 14:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — COVID-19 continues to keep us on our toes, as the country now faces increased cases and hospitalizations, breakthrough infections, new masking mandates and vaccine requirements. Keck Medicine of USC experts weigh in on the latest develo...
Read more
July
22,
2021
| 11:28 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,As you may know, Los Angeles County is once again requiring people to wear masks in indoor public places to prevent the spread of COVID-19, regardless of vaccine status.This new mandate is in response to a significant increase in ...
Read more
July
22,
2021
| 07:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES – Keck Medicine of USC has named Jehni Robinson, MD, as president of USC Care Medical Group (USC Care), a faculty practice plan composed of Keck Medicine physicians at hospitals and ambulatory locations. Robinson, who is the chair of the ...
Read more
July
01,
2021
| 07:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — In a continued commitment to meet the needs of its health care workers, Keck Medicine of USC announces the expansion of its employee wellness Care for the Caregiver program. The program was launched in March 2020 to ease the stress expe...
Read more
June
14,
2021
| 14:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
June 15 is a banner day in California. Most COVID-19 statewide restrictions will be eliminated, including physical distancing and, in many situations, mask mandates. How will life change and how will it stay the same? Keck Medicine of USC experts wei...
Read more
June
10,
2021
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Caryn Lerman, PhD, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Keck Medicine of USC, has been named president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI).Lerman joined the AACI Board of Directors in 2019 ...
Read more
May
27,
2021
| 11:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. And with it this year, comes the welcome promise of returning to many of the activities we have all been missing.It is exciting to see that California is recovering from the pandemic...
Read more
April
28,
2021
| 21:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Hospital of USC earned an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national patient safety watchdog organization, in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This is the fourth consecutive time the hospital has rece...
Read more
April
26,
2021
| 03:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. Of these, approximately 80% lose arm function and as many as 50-60% of this population still experience problems six months later. Traditionally, stroke patients t...
Read more