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April 30, 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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Keck Hospital of USC nationally recognized with an 'A' hospital safety grade

Keck Hospital of USC has earned an 'A' from The Leapfrog Group in the Spring 2020 release of their Hospital Safety Grades. This ranking is the result of a strict adherence to comprehensive quality and safety programs and a dedication to continuous improvement projects.

A masked health care worker takes a woman's temperature at an entryway.

Efforts on the ground: making the best of the experience

It's Patient Experience Week, so this week's story covering efforts on the ground focuses on everything the Patient and Family Experience team is doing to help patients, their families and fellow members of hospital staff during the pandemic. Learn how their comprehensive approach supports and helps heal the whole patient, as well as the people who care for them.

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Ask the expert: how COVID-19 affects the eyes

With health care information changing daily amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, little attention has been given to its effect on one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies: the eyes. Annie Nguyen, MD, shared crucial details and answered the most frequently asked patient questions.

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The team supporting all Keck Medicine staffers from behind the scenes

The Human Resources department at Keck Medicine of USC has transitioned a large percentage of the workforce to remote work. Recently, Lisa Joins provided details regarding all of the factors that needed to be considered to make the transition work not just logistically, but on a personal level as well.

Request for photos

The marketing and communications teams at Keck Medicine and USC want to continue 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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