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Women Of Influence: Health Care- Smitha Ravipudi

Smitha Ravipudi
Chief Executive Officer of USC Care Medical Group
Keck Medicine of USC

Smitha Ravipudi, MPH, serves as chief executive officer of USC Care Medical Group, a 1,200-provider organization with nearly $300 million in annual revenue. In this role, she is responsible for the faculty practice plan of the Keck School of Medicine and the Keck Medicine of USC ambulatory operations, including hospital-based clinics, outpatient joint venture partnerships and community practices.

The last two years have been busy ones for Ravipudi. For example, she oversaw the huge growth in telemedicine to ensure patients greater flexibility in getting care during the pandemic. At the height of the pandemic, the health system provided 1,000 telehealth visits a day. Since the pandemic, the health system has seen well over 200,000 visits remotely. She also helped lead vaccination efforts at the health system, which has successfully administered more than 100,000 vaccine doses to staff, patients and its community.

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Paola Mendez graduated from Los Angeles Valley College, then transferred to University of California, and now serves as a Receptionist and Office Assistant to the Los Angeles Business Journal. Paola wears many hats in different departments and is trilingual in English, Spanish and French.

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