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. As part of the university’s USC Health initiative, the medical enterprise encompasses academic, research and clinical excellence, attracting internationally renowned experts who teach and practice at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school. The medical enterprise also 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; 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. The medical faculty physician group, USC Care Medical Group, practices at the above facilities as well as at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center (LAC+USC).

U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 in ophthalmology (No. 9), and among the Top 25 hospitals in the United States for urology (No. 20) and cancer care (No. 23) and the Keck School of Medicine at No. 31 among medical schools nationwide.

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; Chief Executive Officer for Keck Medical Center of USC

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 for USC Health; Interim Chief Executive Officer for USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

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

Joshua Lee, MD
Chief Information Officer, Keck Medicine of USC

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

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

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

Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital Governing Board

Officers
Chair:
C. L. Max Nikias
President, University of Southern California

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

Secretary:
Carol Mauch Amir
General Counsel, USC

Members
Robert Abeles
Carol Mauch Amir
Robert Cooper
Mark Cunningham, MD
John Ferrelli
Michael E. Gallagher
Inderbir Gill, MD
Stephen Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH
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

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

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, PhD, MPH
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

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

Secretary:
Lil DelCampo

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Paul Craig

Chief Financial Officer:
Patrick Lash

Members
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 Craig
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Paul Czajka
Chief Operating Officer

Donald Larsen, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Janet Brooks
Chief Nursing Officer

Patrick Lash
Chief Financial Officer

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