Newswise — LOS ANGELES — Armand Dorian, MD, MMM, has been named CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) located in Glendale, California and part of Keck Medicine of USC. He has served as interim CEO since March 2021 and will begin his new role immediately.
AS CEO, Dorian will lead all aspects of the hospital in advancing the hospital’s mission of providing personalized, high-quality health care to the local community.
“Armand has nearly 20 years of medical experience as an emergency board- certified physician and valued leader and administrator,” said Rod Hanners, CEO of Keck Medicine. “He is an indefatigable and inspirational leader, as he just proved by successfully leading the hospital through many challenges during the pandemic. With him at the helm, and with his commitment to patient care, staff wellness and community engagement, there is no limit to what USC-VHH can offer our patients, staff and community.”
Dorian is also the president of the USC-VHH’s governing board, the former chair and a current member of the hospital’s Caduceus Society, which is composed of philanthropic medical staff, a hospital foundation board member and a community advisory board member.
Additionally, he is a clinical professor of emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He also serves the city of Glendale and the greater community by providing local groups and public officials with timely and accurate medical expertise.
USC-VHH is a 158-bed community hospital that has been serving the Foothill communities of Southern California for almost 50 years. It includes a 24-hour emergency room, a primary stroke center, and OB/GYN and infant services, among other services.
Dorian joined the USC-VHH executive team in July 2018 as the chief medical officer to help lead the physician medical staff. Previously, he served as the hospital’s director and vice-chair of the emergency department.
He received his medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and completed his emergency medicine residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.
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