Nursing Students Get Shot at Vaccinating USC-VHH Staff

Nursing students from Glendale Community College recently helped to vaccinate health care workers at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital against COVID-19 as part of their clinical hours. The Care Extender Clinical Experience provides opportunities for nursing students to experience health care from a clinical perspective, through patient contact and collaboration with the patient care team. USC-VHH CEO Keith Hobbs said this allowed the hospital’s nurses and other front-line staff to remain at their positions instead of having to give the vaccines themselves, and he hoped to use GCC nursing students again as vaccinations continue to open up to the public.

Virus Surge Grows More Urgent as Cases Flood Hospitals

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USC Verdugo Hills Hospital CEO Keith Hobbs recently received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as part of the first wave of inoculations for health-care workers. Officials are anxiously awaiting additional doses of the Moderna vaccine as coronavirus cases soar in L.A. County and continue to rise locally.

Los Angeles County continues to reel from people’s lack of adherence to health guidelines during the Thanksgiving holiday, as hospitals have become inundated with COVID-19 patients.
On Wednesday, the county Department of Public Health reported a record 8,023 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized, and officials expect that number to climb over the next few weeks. Coronavirus cases in the county doubled in just one month, from 400,000 to 800,000, and Public Health officials said one in five residents currently tested is infected.
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Realtors ‘Lunch With the CEO’ at USC-VHH

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Tracie Heileson, Chris Benz, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital CEO Keith Hobbs, Kim Suarez, Marcie Sabatella, Sandy Kobeissi, Julie Milbrodt and Gillan Abercrombie Frame gather for lunch and to tour the hospital. The intent of the recent “lunch with the CEO” was to help spread the word with Realtors in the community about the strides that have been made in the quality of care and breadth of resources that are available to residents as a result of the resources that Keck Medicine of USC has been able to bring to La Cañada Flintridge. Not pictured: Heather Scherbert and Ellie Yoon.