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.” —Bob Herman
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