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

In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 in ophthalmology and among the Top 50 hospitals in the United States for urology and cancer care.

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.

Governance

Keck Medicine of USC Leadership

Thomas E. Jackiewicz
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Keck Medicine of USC

Rod Hanners
Chief Executive Officer for Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

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, Keck Medicine of USC

Amar Desai, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer, USC Care and Ambulatory Care Services

Matthew McElrath, EdD
Chief Human Resources Officer, Keck Medicine of USC

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
President, USC Care Medical Group; Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Director, USC Eye Institute

Shawn Sheffield
Chief Strategy and System Development Officer, Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Governing Board

Officers
Chair:
Thomas E. Jackiewicz
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Keck Medicine of USC

Vice Chair:
Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA
Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC
May S. and John Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine

Secretary:
Lil Delcampo
Associate General Counsel for Health Sciences, USC

Members
Tammy Capretta
Amar Desai, MD
Michael E. Gallagher
Inderbir Gill, MD
Stephen Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH
Stephanie L. Hall, MD
Rod Hanners
Christianne N. Heck, MD, MMM
Laura LaCorte
Jay Lieberman, MD
Philip Lumb, MD
Laila I. Muderspach, MD
Vaughn Starnes, MD
James Staten
Annette Sy, RN, MSN
Mark Todd

USC Care Medical Group Leadership

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
President

Amar Desai, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer

Paul W. Hudson
Chief Administrative Transformation Officer

Randolph P. Siwabessy
Chief Financial Officer

Tammy L. Capretta, RN, MPH
Chief Integration and Risk Officer

Laurie Johnson
Executive Director of Ambulatory Services

Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital Leadership

Thomas E. Jackiewicz
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Keck Medicine of USC

Rod Hanners
Chief Operating Officer for Keck Medicine of USC; Chief Executive Officer for Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Stephen Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH
Director, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Alice Issai
Chief Operating Officer

Robert Allen
Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Hall, MD, MHA
Chief Medical Officer

Annette Sy, RN, MSN
Chief Nursing Officer

John Ziegler, MD
Medical Director, Perioperative Services

Michael Campbell
Executive Administrator, Perioperative Services

Laurie Johnson
Executive Administrator, Ambulatory Services

Felipe Osorno
Associate Administrator, Performance Management

Lisa Joins
Associate Administrator

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Governing Board

Officers
Chair:
Thomas E. Jackiewicz
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Keck Medicine of USC

Vice Chair:
Paul Craig
Chief Administrative Officer for Keck Medicine of USC

Secretary:
Lil DelCampo

Members
Robert Abeles
Todd Andrews
Tamara Capretta
Carl R. Chudnofsky, MD
Robert E. Develle, Jr.
Mark Finucane
Steven Giannotta, MD
Rod Hanners
Steven Hartford, MD
Craig Moritz, MD
David Sagal
Shawn T. Sheffield
Steve Wilder

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Leadership

Keith Hobbs, MBA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer

Theresa Murphy
Interim Chief Nursing Officer

To learn about the Keck School of Medicine of USC and its leadership team, click here.