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2022
September
21,
2022
| 14:11 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,We want to share important updates impacting the health of you and your family.Updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters are availableUpdated COVID-19 vaccine boosters, called bivalent boosters, are now available. These new boosters provi...
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September
15,
2022
| 05:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has named Shannon Bradley, MBA, the health system’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer, effective Sept. 26.In this new role, Bradley will develop strategies and initiatives to recruit and retain an equitabl...
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August
02,
2022
| 16:11 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient –We want to share some important updates at Keck Medicine of USC that impact your care. Exciting developments at Keck MedicineKeck Medicine welcomes USC Arcadia HospitalWe are thrilled to announce that Methodist Hospital of Southe...
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July
06,
2022
| 07:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC announces that Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia is now part of Keck Medicine, and will be known as USC Arcadia Hospital. The affiliation was finalized on July 1.“We are very fortunate to have fou...
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June
28,
2022
| 07:44 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has named Ekta Vyas, PhD, chief human resources officer, effective  July 11.Vyas will be responsible for developing and executing human resources strategies across Keck Medicine during a period of expansion. She wil...
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June
09,
2022
| 15:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
 Dear Valued Patient,  We want to share some important updates with you about your health and that of your loved ones. New recommendations for second boosters The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending a second COVID-19 booster for adults ...
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June
01,
2022
| 04:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition involving inflammation of the digestive tract, affecting some 1.6 million Americans. Depression affects more than 16 million Americans.A new study from Keck Medicine of USC shows t...
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May
24,
2022
| 04:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Up to three out of every 1,000 infants in the United States are born with profound hearing loss.Typically, infants with hearing loss are first treated with hearing aids, and if these fail to help them develop early language and speech s...
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May
10,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — For the sixth 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. “Our steadf...
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April
28,
2022
| 12:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
April 28, 2022Dear Valued Patient,We want to share some important updates with you about your health and that of your loved ones.Visitor safety policyYou may have seen recent news about relaxed mask guidelines in public spaces, including airplanes an...
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April
06,
2022
| 06:56 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Three years ago, Robert Johnson, 28, had his right leg amputated above the knee due to bone cancer. He was fitted with a prosthetic leg that connected to his residual limb with a cuplike shell or “socket,” traditionally the only type of...
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April
04,
2022
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has expanded access to oncology services in Orange County with the opening of a new location in Newport Beach specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of cancers and blood disorders.The 33,000-squ...
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March
31,
2022
| 13:33 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC today announced a strategic collaboration with The TransLatin@ Coalition, the largest trans-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that advocates for the needs of transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex (...
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March
29,
2022
| 14:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has launched its COVID Recovery Clinic, a multidisciplinary program led by a core team of clinicians specializing in primary care, pulmonology and physical therapy. These experts connect patients with additional Kec...
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March
28,
2022
| 06:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC hospitals and USC Student Health, part of Keck Medicine, received the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).HEI is a leading nat...
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March
14,
2022
| 08:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — A new study from Keck Medicine of USC finds that the incidence rate of metastatic prostate cancer has significantly increased for men 45 and older and coincides with recommendations against routine prostate cancer screenings."This study...
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March
04,
2022
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) has ratified a new contract with the California Nurses Association, which represents the hospital’s 300 registered nurses.The contract includes wage increases, with guaranteed annual increases that e...
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February
16,
2022
| 15:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
February 16, 2022 Dear Valued Patient, With the omicron variant surge receding in Los Angeles, I wanted to share how our health system is responding.   Updated visitor safety policy  As coronavirus cases decline in the community, we are modifying our...
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February
01,
2022
| 05:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — With the Winter Olympics beginning this week, Americans will soon be thrilled with the prowess of the best skiers, snowboarders and ice skaters in the world.However, orthopaedic physicians and surgeons view the games through a different...
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January
31,
2022
| 05:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Recently, many Americans found themselves with a new unwanted pastime: searching for COVID-19 tests. The government is now offering four free at-home tests to every household, and health insurance companies are reimbursing for additiona...
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January
25,
2022
| 14:31 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Cases of the omicron variant may be slowing down, but the variant still has a firm hold on America. Mask selection continues to be a hot topic, especially since the 400 million free N95 masks promised by the Biden administration have al...
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January
12,
2022
| 13:17 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,So far, the new year has been dominated by the surge in coronavirus cases, primarily due to the omicron variant.While this variant appears to be more contagious than others, data is showing that cases tend to be milder with less s...
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January
04,
2022
| 11:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES —Tarina Kang, MD, MHA, has been named chief medical officer for USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) located in Glendale, California. The position begins immediately.In this role, Kang will oversee the coordination of patient care, techno...
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2021
December
21,
2021
| 12:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
Five of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofit health systems with hospitals, clinics and facilities regionwide continue their BetterTogether.Health campaign as the holidays approach. With a mission to encourage Angelenos to put health first and acce...
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December
21,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,We are writing today with important information to help you and your family enjoy the holidays safely.With the current rise in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the omicron variant, we urge you to get your COVID-19 vaccine boost...
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December
17,
2021
| 10:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them, opportunities to socialize, shop, and visit bars and restaurants. We asked a Keck Medicine of USC doctor, respiratory therapist and nurse what holiday activities they feel comfortable with this yea...
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December
16,
2021
| 04:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Food insecurity, the limited availability of nutritionally adequate food, is a growing public health concern in the United States. Over 35 million Americans experience food insecurity annually, according to the U.S. Department of Agricu...
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December
06,
2021
| 21:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — USC Norris Cancer Hospital, part of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization.“This is a tremendous honor, and recognizes USC Norris Hosp...
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November
30,
2021
| 16:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,The CDC now recommends that all adults 18 and older get a COVID-19 booster shot if they received the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine six or more months ago or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine two or more months ago.I urg...
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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 ...
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