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March 3, 2022

Please note: Physician voting is now open for

U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings.

Eligible doctors can vote through the Doximity platform.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

See more at HSCNews.usc.edu

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Voting matters: How physicians can impact U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list in 2022

The U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings identify medical centers nationwide that are best able to care for patients with unusual or difficult diagnoses. A vital component of those scores comes from physicians offering their expert opinion on the hospitals they consider the best for patients and their specialties.

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By focusing on patient stories, narrative medicine helps health care workers enhance healing

Experts in a new field known as narrative medicine argue that a patient's medical history should include a full background narrative, so that clinicians can bear witness, absorb, make sense of and act upon the stories and traumas of others to enhance healing. Now, the Keck School of Medicine of USC is offering a quickly growing master's program in this innovative approach.

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Keck Hospital of USC's Acute Rehabilitation Unit named among top physical rehabilitation centers

Newsweek has named Keck Hospital of USC's Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) one of the top physical rehabilitation centers in California. At No. 13 in the rankings for California, Keck Hospital reached the top 10% for inpatient rehabilitative care in the state.

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Peace garden and narrative research study both selected for post-pandemic initiative funding

Hope and understanding have been in relatively short supply throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To help restore them both in the wake of the past two tumultuous years, the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is funding two new faculty-led, community-focused projects.

Featured Event

Keck Hospital of USC and the Keck School, Department of Neurology

Time: 8 a.m.-Noon

Date: Sunday, March 6

Topic: Epilepsy Walk Los Angeles

Third Party Host: Epilepsy Foundation, Los Angeles

Location: The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, or remote by walker's choice.

Info and RSVP: For general information, click here.

To join or donate to Team USC, click here.

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