In the News

Working Nurse Magazine spotlights MLKCH ICU nurse Jun 26, 2018

The critical, intense, rewarding work of an intensive care unit nurse is the topic of a recent Q&A in Working Nurse Magazine with MLKCH ICU Nursing Supervisor Lyrose Ortiz. Ortiz, who has more than two decades of nursing experience, talks about ...

"Progressmaker:" MLKCH CEO Elaine Batchlor featured in nationwide Citi campaign Apr 29, 2018

MLKCH CEO Dr. Batchlor will appeare in a month-long Citi campaign honoring transformative community leaders. From the end of April through the end of May 2018, Dr. Elaine Batchlor, our hospital’s founding CEO, is a prominent feature in a ...

MLKCH achieves highest-level of electronic medical record system use April 2018 Apr 17, 2018

MLKCH’s CEO, Dr. Elaine Batchlor, and CIIO, Tracy Donegan, recently had occasion to share some exciting news: the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has awarded our hospital the highest level of electronic medical ...

From hospital to health care system Feb 15, 2018

With the help of extraordinary generosity from its philanthropy partners, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) is taking the next step in building a healthcare delivery system to serve South Los Angeles. The Weingart Foundation and ...

MLKCH Launches Innovative Nurse Training Pilot Jan 09, 2018

Starting in winter 2017, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) will undertake an innovative two-year pilot nurse education program, named Transitions to Practice, designed to help fill a staffing gap in critical care nurses. Thanks ...

Building a Wired Hospital in an Underserved Community Jul 17, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles opened in 2015 as a safety-net hospital with a focus on cutting-edge technology. MLK Community Hospital (MLKCH) serves about 1.3 million people in South Los Angeles, a mostly low-income area ...

Patient Volume Spurs Hiring Drive May 02, 2016

It's been nearly a year since Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital opened in South Los Angeles, filling a gap in the Willowbrook neighborhood left when King Drew Medical Center Closed in 2007. Read More

Revived Hospital Checks In With New Image, Staff Aug 17, 2015

HEALTH CARE: CEO says deadly past did not hamper MLK’s hiring campaign. Read More

Nuevo hospital comunitario en el sur de L.A. Jul 20, 2015

El hospital MLKCH abrió sus puertas al público para atender a la población más necesitada de esta región Read More

MLK Hospital Leaves Troubled Past Behind Jul 09, 2015

The long-awaited Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital opened its doors Tuesday, offering medical care to an area that has been without a full-service medical center since 2007. Read More

Community celebrates opening of Martin Luther King hospital Jul 07, 2015

When King/Drew hospital closed eight years ago, the people of South Los Angeles feared that it would not be replaced. In low-income communities of color, they say, businesses leave, never to return. But on Tuesday, residents rejoiced as the ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital opens in Willowbrook, fills gap in care Jul 07, 2015

The long-awaited Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital opened its doors today, offering medical care to an area that has been without a full-service medical center since 2007. The 131-bed facility in unincorporated Willowbrook south of Watts ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Initiates 'Know Your Basics' Program in L.A. Nov 21, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital recently announced the launch of the Know Your Basics Community Wellness Campaign on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The six-month campaign will provide health screenings and enrollment events at 23 ...