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Press Releases

Gov. Newsom thanks MLKCH

Visit comes on same day the statewide mask mandate is lifted.

MLKCH in Medscape

MLKCH’s “remarkable” transformation highlighted in Medscape.

Free COVID Vaccines for South LA

Simplified process, free vaccines help close vaccine equity gap in hard-hit South Los Angeles. 

No telehealth? No problem

MLKCH provides free live COVID-19 telehealth appointments to those without access.


First COVID-19 vaccinations at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH)

“Angel” fights for the sickest patients

Univision recognizes MLKCH nurse, Angela Escobar, for fighting for patients and families with a chance to win a car.

COVID-19 Photo Exhibit by Francine Orr

Award-winning photographer, Francine Orr “embedded” with MLKCH for six weeks to chronicle the hospital’s response to the first wave of COVID-19 cases.

It’s time for a new social contract.

A message from MLKCH CEO Dr. Elaine Batchlor.

MLKCH's Uncertain Future

The hospital’s state funding arrangement is under threat. Without it, the hospital - and South LA - will suffer.

MLKCH featured in the Los Angeles Times

Award-winning photographer, Francine Orr, spent nearly a month documenting MLKCH's response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Billie Eilish delivers a Mother’s Day surprise to MLKCH

Grammy winner joins growing list of stars to shine light and love on South LA community hospital serving the most vulnerable.

MLKCH proud to be part of $35M Grant

MLKCH proud to be part of $35M Grant to make Watts a "Choice Neighborhood."