Keck Medicine’s presence in the Beverly Hills community just got a little bigger.

The health system celebrated the grand opening of its expanded Beverly Hills satellite office at 9033 Wilshire Blvd. last month, which now spans three floors and more than 15,0000 square feet. The April 30 event was attended by local physicians and community representatives.

“For our organization, this is a rebirth of our Beverly Hills office as we work to provide our patients with better, more convenient services, accessible right in their backyards,” said Scott Evans, PharmD, MHA, chief executive officer of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. “This is an opportunity to expand both our service options and amenities to better fit the needs of our Westside patient and referring physician populations.”

What started out as a single ophthalmology practice four years ago has now turned into a multidisciplinary satellite offering pain management, ophthalmology, dermatology, otolaryngology, sports medicine, urology, laboratory and full imaging services. The space also boasts a spine center, bringing together some of the best neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery experts in the region to offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary spine care services.

Also included are a dedicated conferencing center, and plans are being completed now for an additional 5,000-square-feet of space that will be dedicated to primary care, including geriatric medicine and diabetes services.

“We are very proud to have nearly 20 Keck Medicine of USC’s renowned physicians offering their expert services to the Beverly Hills community,” said Carmen Puliafito, MD, MBA, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Puliafito was the visionary force behind the opening of Keck’s first Beverly Hills practice.

Puliafito said the expansion represents efforts to build stronger, more collaborative partnerships with local physician colleagues who have long established trusted medical practices in the area. He stressed the importance of working side by side with local physicians to become a destination for specialty care in the Westside community.

“As we continue to recruit specialists in the area of urology, female pelvic reconstruction, and more, we also will continue to work closely with our local colleagues to ensure continuity of care and close working relationships that will best benefit our patients,” he said.

by Tania Chatila