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2022
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
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
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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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April
15,
2021
| 10:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC announces the launch of the USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute (CVI), which brings together cardiovascular services at the academic medical center under one unified structure. Vaughn Starnes, MD, surgeon-in-chief at...
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February
11,
2021
| 05:16 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Some 15% of couples struggle with infertility. When couples fail to conceive, guidelines recommend both the man and woman undergo a tandem fertility evaluation.For men, this includes providing at least one semen sample, which is analyze...
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2020
December
17,
2020
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — In recent decades, the age of men who father children has increased. However some older would-be dads face a stumbling block because they have undergone vasectomies. In addition, research has shown that male fertility decreases with age...
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December
13,
2020
| 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 fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This rating places Keck Hospital among the safest hospitals...
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