“Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
is one of the most modern hospitals
in southern California.”

Dr. Elaine Batchlor CEO, Harvard Graduate, Mother of Twins

En Español

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 patient care.

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.

Warm Regards,

Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH

Chief Executive Officer