Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Encompassing academic, research and clinical excellence, the medical system consists of:

  • Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the first comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States
  • USC Care Medical Group, a medical faculty practice
  • Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals:
    • 401-licensed bed Keck Hospital of USC
    • 60-licensed bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a 158-licensed bed community hospital
  • More than 40 outpatient facilities, some at affiliated hospitals, in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties

Our world-class medical facilities are staffed by nearly 600 physicians who are faculty at the renowned Keck School of Medicine of USC. They are not only clinicians, but cutting-edge researchers, leading professors and active contributors to national and international professional medical societies and associations.

Mission and Values

Keck Medical Center of USC Mission

We are the Keck Medical Center of USC.
We strive to be the trusted leader in quality health care that is personalized, compassionate and innovative.
We stand for empowerment, integrity, respect, collegiality and vitality.
We commit to authenticity.
We commit to excellence in clinical care, teaching and research.
You can count on us to be fully present in the delivery of uncompromising health care.
Fight On.

Keck Medical Center of USC Values

  • We deliver quality health care through uncompromised service excellence.
  • We show compassion while building positive relationships with my colleagues, our patients and their families.
  • We contribute to innovation through collegial collaboration.
  • We are empowered to improve the performance of the organization.
  • We have integrity and are accountable to the highest professional standards.
  • We demonstrate respect for our environment by our demeanor, actions, and personal appearance.
  • We demonstrate vitality by being fully present and engaging others.
  • We are responsible for authentic communication with our colleagues, our patients and their families.
  • We provide a private, safe and secure environment.
  • We commit to personalizing the “KNOWN” Service Standards™ –
    • Kind greeting
    • Notice needs
    • Own it
    • Wow them
    • Next steps

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Mission

To provide personalized, high-quality health care relevant to our patient community.


Keck Medicine of USC Leadership

Thomas E. Jackiewicz – Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, USC Health
Scott Evans – Chief Executive Officer, Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital
John K. Niparko, MD – President, USC Care Medical Group; Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Amar Desai, MD, MPH – Chief Executive Officer, USC Care and Ambulatory Care Services
Stacy Rummel Bratcher – Associate General Counsel, USC Health Sciences
Tammy Capretta – Chief Administrative Integration and Risk Officer, Keck Medicine of USC
Paul Craig – Chief Administrative Officer, USC Health
Deborah S. Fullerton – Associate Vice President, USC Health Sciences Public Relations and Marketing; Senior Associate Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Joshua Lee, MD – Chief Information Officer, Keck Medicine of USC
Matthew McElrath, EdD – Chief Human Resources Officer, Keck Medicine of USC
Shawn Sheffield – Chief Strategy and System Development Officer, Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital Governing Board

Chair: C. L. Max Nikias, President, University of Southern California
Vice Chair: Thomas E. Jackiewicz, Chief Executive Officer for USC Health
Secretary: Carol Mauch Amir, General Counsel, USC

Robert Abeles
Carol Mauch Amir
Robert Cooper
Mark Cunningham, MD
Scott Evans
John Ferrelli
Michael E. Gallagher
Inderbir Gill, MD
Stephen Gruber, MD
Stephanie L. Hall, MD
Thomas Jackiewicz
Laura LaCorte
Philip Lumb, MD
Laila I. Muderspach, MD
Vaughn Starnes, MD
Annette Sy, RN, MSN

USC Care Medical Group Leadership

John Niparko, MD, President
Amar Desai, MD, MPH – Chief Executive Officer
Dana Habers, Chief Operating Officer
Melody Tuw, Controller

Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital Leadership

Scott Evans, Chief Executive Officer
Tarek Salaway, Chief Operating Officer
Robert Allen, Chief Financial Officer
Annette Sy, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer
John Ferrelli, Chief Administrative Officer, USC Norris Cancer Hospital
Stephen Gruber, MD, Director, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stephanie Hall, MD, MHA, Chief Medical Officer
Michael Campbell, Executive Administrator, Perioperative Services
Karen Chapman, Executive Administrator, Environment of Care
Laurie Johnson, Executive Administrator, Ambulatory Services
Sanjit Mahanti, Executive Administrator, Hospital Performance

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Governing Board

Chair: Thomas E. Jackiewicz, Chief Executive Officer for USC Health
Secretary: Lil DelCampo
Interim CEO: Paul Craig
CFO: Patrick Lash

Bob Abeles
Todd Andrews
Tammy Capretta
Robert E. Develle, Jr.
Mark Finucane
Steve Giannotta, MD
Steven L. Hartford, MD, PhD
Donald W. Larsen, MD, MBA
Craig Moritz, MD
David Sagal
Shawn Sheffield
Steve Wilder

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Leadership

Paul Czajka, Chief Operating Officer
Donald Larsen, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Janet Brooks, Chief Nursing Officer
Patrick Lash, Interim Chief Financial Officer

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