About Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) opened its doors
to South Los Angeles in 2015. Located in the Second District of the County
of Los Angeles, the hospital is a priority project for Supervisor Mark
The hospital serves about 1.35 million residents from all over South Los
Angeles including Compton, Inglewood, Watts, Willowbrook and Lynwood.
The hospital has directly created 1100 jobs since its opening.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital is one of the most modern hospitals
in southern California with the highest quality doctors and nurses on
staff, the most advanced and innovative healthcare technology, and the
best medical equipment available today. This state-of-the-art hospital
serves the community by providing inpatient primary care, basic emergency
services, and health education and outreach services.
Total Well Being
Our goal is to provide patient-centered care to improve the health of the
community. We collaborate with other healthcare facilities and providers
in and around the community to make available the services that are not
offered in the hospital. All care is organized through the use of safe
and secure electronic health records (EHR) so that every healthcare facility
has immediate access to a patient’s complete medical history.
Community Healthcare Services in the Hospital
The new hospital has 131 beds providing general acute care. It features
a 21-bed emergency department, a critical care unit, and labor and delivery
services. It includes radiology and imaging as well as additional hospital-based
services that are most-needed in the community. For a complete list of
medical services provided,
The new hospital is on the campus of the former Martin Luther King, Jr.
Harbor Hospital alongside several other high-quality facilities serving
the healthcare needs of the community. This includes the MLK Center for
Public Health, which focuses on preventative care, and the Martin Luther
King, Jr. Outpatient Center, both operated by the County of Los Angeles.
The Outpatient Center provides outpatient services including general medicine,
cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, geriatrics, HIV and AIDS, neurology,
orthopedics and physical therapy, and mental health services through the
Augustus Hawkins Mental Health Center.