It’s right there in the middle of the hospital’s name: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, and as the CEO of MLKCH, Dr. Elaine Batchlor takes the word community very seriously. She always keeps the healthcare needs of South LA top of mind.
“Now that the hospital is open and delivering on its promise of quality care, we’re intensifying our focus on what’s happening in the community, how we can help, and how we can connect,” Dr. Batchlor says. “I see endless opportunities to support health and wellness among our patients and families.”
Improved access to specialty care, post-discharge care navigators, greater participation in wellness and prevention programs, and annual visits to primary physicians are all critical for a healthier community. The hospital has an important role to play in each of these areas.