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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 ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Honored By HIMSS Analytics With Stage 6 Recognition Feb 09, 2016

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HONORED BY HIMSS ANALYTICS WITH STAGE 6 RECOGNITION Los Angeles Hospital Achieves Stage 6 on its First Attempt on Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model SM (EMRAM) Only 26 percent of U.S. Hospitals Have ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Doctors Recognized as 2015 National Medical Association's Top 40 Healthcare Professionals Under 40 Aug 03, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Doctors Recognized as 2015 National Medical Association’s Top 40 Healthcare Professionals Under 40 LOS ANGELES – July 31, 2015 –Medell Briggs-Malonson, MD, MPH, MSHS, Medical Director of ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Opens its Doors Following Successful Completion of Accreditation Process Jul 02, 2015

Welcomes patients for emergency care, labor and delivery, and general medicine and surgical services Brand-new facility will serve 1.35-million residents of South Los Angeles, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital CEO Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, Honored By Women In Health Administration Of Southern California May 14, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 14, 2015) -- Recognizing her leadership and vision of providing compassionate quality healthcare, Women in Healthcare Administration of Southern California has awarded its 2015 Woman of the Year to Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, ...

The New Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital receives $2 million from Kaiser Permanente to Expand the Obstetric Unit May 21, 2014

Next year, families in South Los Angeles will be able to deliver their babies in the new Martin Luther King Jr., Community Hospital (MLKCH), opening in Spring 2015. Kaiser Permanente donated $2 million to help the hospital expand its Obstetric (OB) ...

The Truth About High Blood Pressure Feb 25, 2014

With February Heart Awareness Month, it’s a good time to talk about something that uniquely impacts Hispanics more than any other – high blood pressure also known as hypertension. According to the American Heart Association, Heart disease ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital's Chief Information Officer Achieves Distinctive Professional Certification Feb 05, 2014

Sajid Ahmed, Chief Innovation and Information Officer for the NEW MLK Community Hospital Receives CHCIO Certification from College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Sajid Ahmed, Chief Innovation and ...

The American Heart Association and the New MLK Jr. Community Hospital Team up to Talk About Heart Disease at Local Churches Feb 05, 2014

Power Sunday Campaign Raises Awareness During Black History and National Heart Months LOS ANGELES – (February 3, 2014) – The American Heart Association (AHA) and the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), which is opening ...

Dr. Batchlor Named to Becker's Review Top Physician CEO List Sep 01, 2013

Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, which will open in early 2015, was named as one of Becker's Hospital Review top 125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems. The list is compiled based on ...

Dr. Batchlor Named by Becker's Hospital Review to "Women Leaders to Know" List Aug 01, 2013

Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, which will open in early 2015, was named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of 130 “Women Leaders to Know.” The annual list, which is chosen among CEOs, ...

New MLK Community Hospital Appoints Dr. Elaine Batchlor as Chief Executive Officer Aug 27, 2012

New MLK Community Hospital CEO, Dr. Elaine Batchlor The Martin Luther King, Jr.-Los Angeles Healthcare Corporation (“MLK-LA”) today announced that it has appointed Dr. Elaine Batchlor as Chief Executive Officer of the new Martin Luther ...