The two hospitals of Keck Medicine of USC will welcome their new chief medical officer (CMO) on Oct. 1, with the appointment of Stephanie Hall ’90, who served in that role for Los Angeles County (LAC)+USC Medical Center since 2006.
In her new post with Keck Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, Hall will report to hospitals’ CEO Scott Evans, providing oversight of clinical initiatives. She will also play an active role in ensuring the delivery of efficient care to patients while representing the interests of faculty physicians.
“The role of the CMO is extremely important to any hospital. Stephanie will act as a liaison between our executive leaders and the expert physicians who practice at the Keck Medical Center and our satellites,” Evans said. “Stephanie’s knowledge of our organization, her history with us and her experience as a CMO make her a perfect candidate to represent our hospitals’ needs, our medical staff and, above all, our patients.”
Working with practicing physicians and medical center leadership, Hall will drive initiatives in clinical quality, safety, management of care and medical staff affairs. She will take the lead in medical management decisions and play a key role in ensuring successful compliance.
Hall will maintain her associate professorship of clinical emergency medicine in the USC Department of Emergency Medicine and will be appointed associate dean for clinical affairs for the Keck Medical Center.
A Keck School of Medicine of USC graduate, Hall completed her emergency medicine residency training at the school and was named Resident of the Year in 1994. She assumed a faculty position and took on several roles at LAC+USC, including associate medical director. She then spent a year at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, where she managed departmental medical affairs and administration.
“Stephanie has held appointments with the Keck School, [she] has been mentoring our students and has been actively involved in USC’s clinical achievements for nearly 20 years,” said Keck School Dean Carmen A. Puliafito. “She has accomplished great feats at our LAC+USC affiliate. We are happy she will now join us on the Health Sciences Campus, where she will no doubt achieve even greater things for our academic medical center.”