University of Southern California: Keck Medicine of USC and Methodist Hospital take next steps toward affiliation

Keck Medicine of USC and Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia have submitted formal written notice of their proposed affiliation to the Office of the Attorney General of California for regulatory review and approval.

“We are delighted to take this significant step forward with our colleagues at Methodist Hospital,” said Rod Hanners, CEO of Keck Medicine. “We are eager to bring the strengths of our organizations together to better meet the evolving needs of our patients and the community for many years to come.”

Following regulatory approval, Methodist Hospital will officially join the Keck Medicine clinical enterprise as USC Arcadia Hospital.

“Our discussions over the last 18 months have given us full confidence that we will operate more strongly together,” said Dan Ausman, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital. “We remain wholly committed to the San Gabriel Valley community and hope to expand residents’ access to highly specialized care in the years to come.”

Methodist Hospital has provided full-service patient care to the community for almost 120 years, delivering nearly 2,000 babies each year and treating more than 50,000 adults and children through the emergency department annually.

“We look forward to welcoming USC Arcadia Hospital to our health system,” said USC President Carol L. Folt. “This new affiliation will bring our medical enterprise to the San Gabriel Valley, while welcoming outstanding doctors, nurses and administrative staff to the Trojan Family. As one united team, we will be able to deliver groundbreaking treatments and compassionate care more broadly in the region — and improve health and well-being for even more individuals.”

In addition to operating more than 40 outpatient locations across Southern California, Keck Medicine offers world-class tertiary and quaternary care at Keck Medical Center, which is nationally ranked in 12 specialties by U.S. News and World Report. The proposed affiliation is founded on the principle that access to a broader spectrum of care will be available to residents of the San Gabriel Valley through collaboration with respected community physicians and Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty.

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