COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:

Press Releases

“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."

Another "A" for patient safety at MLKCH

MLKCH is a repeat winner of the prestigious "A" Leapfrog designation.

South LA can now “Ask Mia” about COVID-19

MLKCH's new virtual assistant answers questions, screens for symptoms and guides users to appropriate care.

Community gifts of kindness

Bank of the West, Tesla, Target, celebrities, local school teachers, donut shops and others deliver “stunning, unexpected” gifts to Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital to help fight COVID-19.

Feeding the front lines

Restaurants that shuttered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are back in business, thanks to an inspirational effort to “feed the front lines” – the doctors, nurses and other essential staff at MLKCH.

Coronavirus update for residents of South Los Angeles

In light of the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital wishes to advise residents of our Service Area as to health precautions they can take as well as MLKCH’s response.