Newswise — LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a five-year, $170 million annual funding agreement for the Keck School of Medicine of USC to provide patient care services and physician medical education at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. LAC+USC is the largest academic teaching hospital on the West Coast and one of the largest public hospitals in the nation.
“Our partnership with Los Angeles County began in 1885,” says Laura Mosqueda, MD, dean of the Keck School. “We are pleased to continue this historic partnership to provide superb medical care to the Los Angeles County community, including those who are most vulnerable.”
Through this partnership, county residents have access to the latest in diagnostic technology and treatment, including a Level I trauma center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, burn center and 600-bed LAC+USC inpatient hospital. In addition, LAC+USC offers care through numerous outpatient primary care and specialty clinics, including psychiatry, ophthalmology and orthopaedics.
The LAC+USC medical staff includes more than 1,500 attending physicians from the Keck School and more than 900 medical interns and residents completing their medical education.
“Our faculty provide innovative therapies to improve patient outcomes, as well as teach and supervise hundreds of residents every year,” Mosqueda says. “Our relationship with LAC+USC makes us one of the premier teaching organizations in the nation, while providing our community with the latest in patient safety, quality and clinical care.”
Founded in 1885, the Keck School of Medicine of USC is among the nation’s leaders in innovative patient care, scientific discovery, education and community service. The school has more than 1,850 full-time faculty members and voluntary faculty numbering more than 2,400 physicians. These faculty direct the education of approximately 800 medical students and 1,000 students pursuing graduate and postgraduate degrees. The school trains more than 900 resident physicians in more than 50 specialty or subspecialty programs and is the largest educator of physicians practicing in Southern California. Keck School faculty also lead research and education within 26 research-oriented basic science and clinical departments, and 17 research institutes across the Health Sciences Campus.
The Keck School was ranked No. 30 in research in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.
For more information, visit keck.usc.edu.