Keck Medicine of USC provides a broad spectrum of care to international patients representing more than 30 countries around the globe. Ranging from specialized high-level, acute care to preventive executive health check-ups, our International Health services meet the unique needs of patients seeking care in the United States.
The Department of International Health works closely with the Patient Experience Department, which is dedicated to enhancing the experience of our patients and families through collaborative efforts. Between the two departments, we provide patient advocacy, concierge services, travel and lodging assistance. Our International Health liaison is an integral point of contact who will help you and your family navigate through the health care process, from initial inquiry to treatment to follow-up care.
Los Angeles county is home to 1.5 million Asian Americansa and over 4.8 million Latinosb. In fact, less than 50% of Los Angeles’s population speaks English as their first language. Other common languages include Spanish, Korean, Filipino, Armenian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Persian, and Russian. With over 900 weekly nonstop flights from 34 countries in 67 cities on 59 passenger air carriers, Los Angeles is just one stop away. Its temperate climate of almost 300 sunny days to its ethnic, cultural and culinary diversity, make Los Angeles and Keck Medicine of USC the destination for your medical needs.
Keck Hospital of USC has joined a select group of health care facilities July 2018 in achieving Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), one of the highest honors in nursing excellence. It is the first time the hospital has received the prestigious distinction, which recognizes organizations where nursing strategic goals are aligned to improve patient outcomes. There are approximately 470 Magnet facilities worldwide and more than 30 in California.
In order to earn Magnet recognition, organizations must provide ANCC both qualitative and quantitative evidence on patient care and outcomes. ANCC also conducts a site visit to determine whether a facility meets the criteria for Magnet status. Research has shown that Magnet recognition is associated with positive outcomes such as higher patient satisfaction, lower risk of 30-day mortality and higher job satisfaction among nurses.
In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC, which consists of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, among the top 15 in ophthalmology and cancer care and among the top 50 hospitals in the United States for orthopaedic surgery, geriatric care and urology.
a. LAEDC Economic Profile Series, Economic Profile of the Asian community in Los Angeles county, January 2017.
b. LAEDC Economic Profile Series, Economic Profile of the Latino community in Los Angeles county, February 2017.