MLKCH's 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 a first person testimonial about our hospital from the Los Angeles Times’ Francine Orr here. Also, see her related photo essay here
  • 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 and "Tips" on how to electronically submit letters to each of the below representatives via the PDF links below:


Local South Los Angeles representatives


Tips for Submitting your MLKCH Support Letters
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MLKCH State Support Letter
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MLKCH Federal Support Letter
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