USC’S Keck brings heart surgery ex­per­tise to com­mu­nity provider

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Bob Her­man

Keck School of Medicine of the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia has ex­panded its car­diac surgery ser­vices to Tor­rance (Calif.) Memo­rial Med­i­cal Cen­ter, a 377-bed com­mu­nity provider.

Five sur­geons with USC’s Keck Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Los An­ge­les have joined Tor­rance Memo­rial’s med­i­cal staff and will sup­port the hos­pi­tal’s car­dio­tho­racic surgery pro­gram. Tor­rance will pro­vide com­pen­sa­tion for all pro­fes­sional ser­vices ren­dered.

Debby Kelley, vice pres­i­dent of an­cil­lary and sup­port ser­vices at Tor­rance, said in an e-mail that gain­ing ac­cess to USC sur­geons will help to strengthen the rep­u­ta­tion and qual­ity of the hos­pi­tal’s heart pro­gram.

The or­ga­ni­za­tions will work to­gether on a va­ri­ety of heart pro­ce­dures, in­clud­ing com­plex valve re­pair and re­place­ment and coro­nary artery by­pass graft surgery.

“We also have ac­cess to the aca­demic world, where new pro­cesses and pro­ce­dures are de­vel­oped, as well as ac­cess to train­ing and a train­ing fa­cil­ity,” Kelley said. “We are able to bring all of these re­sources to the com­mu­nity set­ting.”

USC’s Keck School of Medicine brings its sur­gi­cal ex­per­tise to Tor­rance Memo­rial.

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