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April 2, 2020

Check for continuing updates on the COVID-19 situation through USC's online hub for information, the internal website for faculty and staff (sign-in required) and the Keck Medicine of USC page for patients and visitors.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Clinicians in protective masks stand in a V formation.

Efforts on the ground: How USC Verdugo Hills Hospital leadership and staff are responding to COVID-19

In the second installment of a series covering Keck Medicine of USC efforts to respond to COVID-19, leadership and staff at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital discussed the preparations they've made, what patients can expect and what it's like to be a clinician on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Three clinicians in full PPE process a swab test.

Keck Medicine of USC and USC launch program to assist staff during COVID-19 pandemic

Keck Medicine of USC and the university have launched a program to ease the job stress that Keck Medicine health care workers are experiencing during the pandemic. The Care for the Caregiver program offers free housing, comfort amenities and mental health support to high-risk staff employed by Keck Medicine, including employees at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

Two hospital patients share a fist bump.

Living organ donation for cancer patient cements a decades-long friendship

When Phil Shin learned that he needed a liver transplant, his sister put out a call to friends and family members who might be able to serve as a living donor. The man who stepped up caught Phil by surprise, and the experience cemented an already strong friendship.

Hospital staff members wearing protective masks give the peace sign.

Community asked to donate gear to protect health care workers, patients from COVID-19

Keck Medicine is asking the community to donate protective gear for health care workers at Keck Medicine hospitals and outpatient locations, so they have the supplies they need to protect themselves and others as they care for patients with COVID-19.

Request for photos

The marketing and communications teams at Keck Medicine and USC want to recognize campus community members for the way they've adapted and stepped up during these challenging times. Send your work selfies and team photos (no patient photos, please) that show how you and your team are working together for our patients. Stories and photos showing heroism in all its forms at Keck Medicine are especially welcome. All submissions should be sent to hscnews@usc.edu.

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