Newswise – LOS ANGELES – Tarina Kang, MD, MHA, has been named chief medical officer of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) located in Glendale, Calif. The post starts immediately.
In this role, Kang will oversee patient care coordination, technology implementation, process improvement and regulatory compliance. She will work closely with the USC-VHH leadership team to ensure the highest quality of service for patients and their caregivers.
“Dr. Kang has extensive healthcare leadership experience and a passion for keeping our communities healthy and safe,” said Armand Dorian, MD, MMM, CEO of USC-VHH “She brings considerable talent and expertise to this position, and we are delighted to welcome her on board.”
Kang will also continue her academic role as a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at USC’s Keck School of Medicine.
Prior to joining USC-VHH, Kang served as Medical Director of Quality for USC’s Keck Medical Center and Medical Director of the Assessment and Treatment Clinic at USC’s Keck Hospital.
In these positions, she was actively involved in several campaigns focused on improving patient outcomes and care delivery. During the initial phase of the COVID-19 effort, she envisioned and developed the medical center’s outdoor COVID-19 assessment tent and supervised the medical staff at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
Kang also served as the first Chief of the Emergency Ultrasound Division within the Department of Emergency Medicine at LAC+ USC Medical Center.
Kang received his medical degree from the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her emergency medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Affiliated Residency and trained in emergency ultrasound. She holds a master’s degree in health administration from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
USC-VHH, part of Keck Medicine of USC, is a 158-bed community hospital that has served Foothill communities in Southern California for 50 years. It includes a 24-hour emergency room, primary stroke center, and OB/GYN and pediatric services, among other services.
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