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2022
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Important news from Keck Medicine: USC Arcadia Hospital, parking changes and more

Dear Valued Patient –

We want to share some important updates at Keck Medicine of USC that impact your care. 

Exciting developments at Keck Medicine

Keck Medicine welcomes USC Arcadia Hospital

We are thrilled to announce that Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia is now part of Keck Medicine and has a new name: USC Arcadia Hospital.  

Founded in 1903, USC Arcadia Hospital is a full-service community hospital with 348 licensed beds offering a variety of services, including advanced cardiovascular care, a comprehensive stroke center and an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics.

We are lucky to have found a complementary partner in USC Arcadia Hospital that allows us to offer expanded access to health care in the San Gabriel Valley. To learn more about USC Arcadia Hospital, please click here.

Contactless parking coming to Keck Medical Center of USC – register today

Starting this month, we will begin contactless parking at all Keck Medical Center of USC parking structures. 

Contactless parking though Pied Parker will make parking easier. You will now be able to enter and exit the garages simply by driving up to the gate. At the end of your visit, your payment will be determined by the length of your stay and billed to your credit card.

Please visit piedparker.com on your computer or download the Pied Parker, Inc. contactless parking app on your mobile phone to register; it only takes a few minutes.

If you are unable to register before visiting one of our parking lots after contactless parking has begun, you will have the opportunity to register once you enter the parking lot. There will be staff there to help you register even if you don’t have a computer or a mobile phone with you.

For the time being, valet parking will remain as is.

Important updates about your health

How to protect yourself against the latest COVID-19 surge

The COVID-19 community risk level in Los Angeles County remains high.

While Los Angeles County has decided not to reinstitute an indoor public mask mandate at this time, we recommend that you wear a mask indoors to protect yourself and your family.

Also please remember that masks are still required in all hospital settings, including our hospitals and clinics.

We also urge you to get your COVID-19 booster if you have not yet.

Keck Medicine offers COVID-19 vaccines for those 12 and older, including second booster shots for those who are eligible, at our USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Appointments are not necessary. However, if you would like to make an appointment, you can do so here.

Monkeypox declared an emergency in Los Angeles County and state, but risk to general population still remains low

As part of the state’s ongoing response to the monkeypox outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a State of Emergency to bolster the state’s vaccination efforts.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors also issued a proclamation declaring monkeypox a local emergency.

As of today, there are 423 cases in the county. While most cases have been identified in the LGBTQ community so far, the disease can affect anyone.

Keck Medicine is in close contact with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to determine how we can best support the response against the monkeypox virus.

To learn more about monkeypox, as well as vaccine eligibility and availability, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website

Should you have any concerns or questions about monkeypox, please contact your health care provider.

Thank you for your time and for entrusting Keck Medicine with your care.

 

Sincerely,

Rod Hanners
CEO
Keck Medicine of USC