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July 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.

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Keck Medical Center of USC named in U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll

Keck Medicine of USC is thrilled to announce that Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, was ranked No. 18 in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The academic medical center also was ranked among the top 5 hospitals in California and the top 3 hospitals in the metro Los Angeles area.

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William Martin 'Marty' Sargeant becomes interim CEO for Keck Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital

On July 28, Rod Hanners, interim CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, announced that William Martin 'Marty' Sargeant is stepping into the role of interim CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, effective immediately. The position has been added to his existing duties as chief operating officer of the two hospitals.

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Tips for health care providers to thrive during telehealth visits

With telehealth use at an all-time high, health care providers need to take measures to protect their own health as well — particularly their ears and throat. Michael Johns III, MD, director of the USC Voice Center at Keck Medicine, offers valuable tips to help keep providers feeling their best.

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Remote monitoring of post-operative lung transplant patients decreases readmissions

In order to enhance support for lung transplant recipients, the Keck Medicine lung transplant team launched a two-year pilot study in 2018 to monitor patients post-discharge via Bluetooth-enabled devices and computer tablets. Among the results, they discovered that monitored patients had 44% fewer hospital readmissions and spent 54% fewer days in the hospital when they were readmitted.

Featured Event

USC Neuroscience Graduate Program

Dates: Thursday, August 6

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Event: "Otolaryngology Research Seminar"

Location: Webinar

Info and registration (required): To get information and to register, email Nicola Yip at Nicola.Yip@med.usc.edu.

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