Robert Allen has been named chief financial officer of the Keck Medical Center of USC, a part of Keck Medicine of USC.
Allen is a financial health care executive with nearly 20 years of experience in Southern California, whose expertise will enhance the progress of Keck Medicine’s strategic growth and maintain its fiscal responsibility.
In his new role, Allen oversees all financial planning, analysis, reporting and operations at the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes Keck Hospital of USC and the USC Norris Cancer Hospital. Working with other administrative leaders, he will help to manage the hospitals’ financial accountabilities, sustainability, fiscal health and short-term and long-term financial goals.
“We’re excited to have found a seasoned health care administrator who can lead our financial objectives in a way that aligns our strategic priorities with the components of our service culture,” said Scott Evans, CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Bob will help to ensure that we meet our strategic objectives, while maximizing our resources to the best of our abilities. This is an important role, especially during this challenging time in health care reform.”
Allen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Keck Medicine. His expertise includes managed care contracts, vendor contracts, cost control and government reimbursement programs. He also has been highly successful in collaborating with teams on strategic planning, program development and analysis of hospital operations.
“USC is a community asset for the entire Southern California region,” Allen said. “As many hospitals contract and struggle, USC is going in a positive direction. I’m looking forward to moving forward with this team to make the most effective use of resources to continue our growth.”
Prior to USC, Allen served as chief financial officer for two of Dignity Health’s largest Los Angeles facilities — California Hospital Medical Center and Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center. He also has held executive financial leadership roles at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital, Granada Hills Hospital and the former Verdugo Hills Hospital.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.