Message from the CEO
Welcome to South Los Angeles’ new hospital, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community Hospital (MLKCH), one of the most modern hospitals in southern
California, with the highest quality doctors and nurses, the most advanced
and innovative healthcare technology, and the best medical equipment available.
In the beginning stages of building our organization, hospital leadership
and the board of directors established the hospital’s mission: to
provide compassionate, collaborative, quality care and improve the health
of our community. Our vision is to be a leading model of innovative, collaborative,
community health care.
We are here to serve all residents of South Los Angeles. Our doors and
services are open to everyone, regardless of insurance coverage or ability
to pay. At Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, our patients and
their families are the most important members of the healthcare team,
actively involved in making decisions about their care. And while the
new hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility, it is also a welcoming
and comfortable environment, with a multilingual and diverse staff that
understands your needs.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital is a private hospital, governed
by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Los Angeles Healthcare Corporation (MLK-LA),
a nonprofit organization created to operate the hospital. Our board members
have extensive experience in health care, as well as knowledge of and
commitment to the South Los Angeles community. Our partnership with the
County of Los Angeles offers a full range of key outpatient services on
the MLK Medical Campus. Our partnership with the University of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA) to provide high quality physicians supports the best
I invite you to learn more about
your new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. This site presents information
on the services we provide, news and upcoming events, health information,
and introduces you to our doctors and leadership team.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital is here for you. We look forward
to making this your medical home.
Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer