Associate Administrator of Nursing, Keck Medical Center of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Yolee Casagrande, DNP, RN, is the associate administrator of nursing at Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. In this role, she is in charge of the evaluation and treatment clinic, the electroconvulsive therapy unit and dialysis services. She oversees 150 nurses.
Casagrande also serves as the administrative director of employee health services, including COVID-19 testing, exposure/contact tracing, and return-to-work policies. Her testing efforts on behalf of the health system began almost two years ago, when she helped create a testing tent at Keck Medicine within days of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This tent was one of the first, if not the first, in Southern California. Since then, Casagrande has co-supervised testing efforts as COVID-19 waxed and waned. And then in December of 2021, the omicron surge hit, and all of Casagrande’s talents were needed more than ever.