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MLKCH's Uncertain Future

Uncertain Future

MLKCH was created to bring high-quality doctors and healthcare to South LA. This was made possible through a unique funding arrangement with the state. 

Now that funding arrangement is under threat. Without it, the hospital - and South LA - will suffer.

These cuts are not a given. If we raise our voices now in a clear and urgent protest, we can help our leaders keep the promise they made to us when our hospital opened just five short years ago. That promise: that South LA would never again be left without a hospital and without access to the kind of care it needs and deserves. 

Read MLKCH CEO Dr. Elaine Batchlor's recent op-ed on this issue in The Sentinel Newspaper. Read the article here.

Read LA Times columnist Steve Lopez's story about why MLKCH and quality care in South LA matters. Read the column here.

To show your support for MLKCH:

Please find customizable support letters via the PDF links below to utilize as your letters to each of the below elected official offices via their contact information below:


Local South Los Angeles representatives

Capitol Office
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0064
Tel: (916) 319-2064
Fax: (916) 319-2164

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 2059
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4035
Fax: (916) 651-4935


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