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Keck Medicine of USC reaches contract agreement with California Nurses Association

The new agreement emphasizes the health system’s steadfast commitment to safety and quality care.

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 part of our organization,” said Marty Sargeant, interim CEO and chief operating officer of Keck Hospital and USC Norris. “We are excited to move forward with a contract that reflects our commitment to our caregivers and supports our mission to provide exceptional patient care.”

The new contract will continue through June 2025 and includes industry-leading wages, staffing enhancements and other key benefits that are important to represented employees and the health system.

“Our ability to attract and retain the most highly skilled, compassionate nurses is a key component of our success,” said Annette Sy, DNP, RN, NE-BC, chief nursing executive of Keck Medical Center of USC. “We are proud to provide our nurses with the support and environment that allows them to thrive.”

Keck Medicine is committed to the highest standards of patient safety and world-class care. This year, the medical center was ranked among the top hospitals nationwide on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals rankings and among the top three hospitals in Los Angeles and top five in California. The medical center was also nationally recognized among the top 50 hospitals in 12 medical specialties. Recently, Keck Hospital received its fourth consecutive hospital safety grade “A” from The Leapfrog Group, as well as the 2020 Patient Safety Honor Roll Award from the California Health and Human Services Agency, Hospital Quality Institute and Cal Hospital Compare.


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