Norris Healthcare Center to open in January

Departments plan to move into the Norris Healthcare Center this fall. (Photo/Ziva Santop, Steve Cohn Photography)


Norris Healthcare Center to open in January

The building will be home to the USC Institute of Urology, the Outpatient Surgery Center and new retail space

September 05, 2017 Adriana Cho

Construction of the Norris Healthcare Center (HC3) on the USC Health Sciences Campus is complete and the building is expected to be open to patients in January.

“The Norris Healthcare Center is a beautiful, modern facility that will provide a new, first-class space for our specialty care,” said Thomas Jackiewicz, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC. “This new center is an important step during our journey to become the leading health care provider in Southern California.”

Transition planning for department move-ins is underway. Equipment moves, deliveries and calibrations are also next up during this fall’s fit-up period.

Two “Day in the Life” events also are planned for this fall, where clinical areas will simulate visits with mock patients. These events provide an opportunity to evaluate new workflow and operations plans, systems integration, staff training effectiveness and equipment functionality. These simulations also allow issues to be identified and resolved early. Orientation and training sessions are currently being planned for all faculty and staff who will be working in the building.

This building will be home to the USC Institute of Urology, an infusion center treating both cancer and non-cancer patients, a women’s specialty care and breast imaging center, and the Transplant Institute. The Outpatient Surgery Center will move from its current location in Healthcare Center 4 into HC3, which has some of the largest operating rooms on campus. HC3 also includes new retail space, as well as new dining options at the Terrace Café for patients, their families and staff.

Departments plan to move into the center this fall, with patient care scheduled to begin Jan. 8.