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About MLK Community Healthcare

When we opened in 2015, we recognized we had a unique opportunity: to reinvent the way care is delivered in safety-net communities. Our goal is to provide care equal to that found in more affluent areas and that commitment is reflected in everything we do. From our beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities to our best-in-class technology, systems and operations, to our mission-driven providers from the nation’s leading academic centers, we have established an intentional, quality-driven healthcare culture to address South LA’s most pressing health problems. Read more about our quality.

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"MLKCH is a state-of-the-art oasis of care in a healthcare desert" - CNN
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Our services

MLKCH provides maternity, critical and inpatient care via its 131-bed hospital and primary & specialty care in our outpatient doctors’ offices throughout South LA.

Our outpatient services include

  • Primary care
  • Pediatrics
  • Diabetes (endocrinology)
  • Heart Disease (cardiology)
  • Lung Disease (pulmonology)
  • Urology (men’s health)
  • Mental and behavioral health (psychiatry/social work)
  • Foot care (podiatry)
  • Wound care
  • Infectious disease
  • Surgery
  • Addiction medicine
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MLKCH is one of fewer than 100 hospitals in the nation to receive The Joint Commissions advanced certification for diabetes, an accreditation that shows that our hospital delivers the highest standard of diabetes care to its patients. The certification mirrors a similar federal recognition of superb diabetes care at our outpatient care centers.  Together, both accreditations signal that – at every level – MLKCH is a “Diabetes Center of Excellence.”  Learn more about our awards and recognitions.


Diabetes Center of excellence

Model maternity program

MLKCH supports mothers before, during and after pregnancy through its award-winning maternity program. We are one of the few hospitals in the nation to offer a nurse-midwife driven model, which provides mothers with an unparalleled level of physician-midwife support. We are on Cal Hospital Compare’s Maternity Honor Roll because of our low C-section rates and outstanding outcomes, especially for women of color.

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Innovative community-based care

MLKCH improves health through a variety of community-based programs, ranging from mobile health screenings, to nutrition and men’s health programs, classes and support groups, to street medicine and in-home care visits for patients with access challenges.

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Raising awareness and support

The MLK Community Health Foundation raises awareness and support for initiatives that improve the health of residents in South LA.

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Developing the healthcare workforce

MLKCH is investing in the healthcare workforce of the future. From our first-of-its-kind non-profit medical group, to its best in class nurse training programs, to its new internal medical residency program designed to train the next generation of socially-conscious physicians, we are pioneering new models of how to bring quality care to a vulnerable community.

Learn about opportunities for healthcare professionals.

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Our mission

To provide compassionate, collaborative, quality care, and improve the health of our community

Our vision

To be a leading model of innovative, collaborative, community healthcare

Our values

Caring, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence