Keck Medicine names system's first chief diversity and inclusion officer

Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California named Shannon Bradley the health system's first chief diversity and inclusion officer, according to a Sept. 15 news release.

Previously, Ms. Bradley served as the assistant vice president and division director of diversity, equity and inclusion for HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division in Houston.

In the new role, Bradley will lead diversity, equity and inclusion efforts already in progress in the health system and develop strategies and initiatives to recruit and retain an equitable and diverse workforce while ensuring culturally sensitive care for patients.

Chief human resources officer for Keck Medicine, Ekta Vyas, PhD, said that Ms. Bradley brings years of healthcare experience and a track record of success implementing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies.

"Creating a diverse and inclusive health system that fosters a culture of belonging is a top priority for Keck Medicine and allows us to address areas of opportunity and growth. We are very excited to welcome Bradley as an integral member of our Keck Medicine leadership team," Dr. Vyas said.

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