Our Hospital

Main entrance of the hospital

The hospital of the future

is in South LA

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) is a private, nonprofit, safety-net hospital serving 1.3 million residents in South Los Angeles. Our new hospital opened in 2015 through a unique public/private partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the University of California, and other healthcare providers. The Board of Directors of Martin Luther King, Jr. – Los Angeles Healthcare Corporation (MLK-LA), which governs and operates the hospital, is committed to establishing an innovative model focused on patient-centered, coordinated care delivery, both inside and beyond the hospital walls.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital is licensed and accredited for 131 beds and provides general acute care. In addition to our Hope Emergency Center, which saw more than 90,000 patients in 2017, it features:

  • General medical-surgical services
  • A critical care unit
  • Labor and delivery services
  • In-house radiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Other ancillary services

The hospital offers a level of service that ensures a high-quality, high-tech, and high-touch healthcare experience for patients and their families—regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

At our hospital, care is organized through a state-of-the-art, safe and secure electronic health record (EHR) for each patient, and a care manager supporting the patient from admission through discharge. The care manager coordinates post-discharge care, partnering with other healthcare providers in the community to supplement the hospital-based services and provide a safe continuum of care.

Yellow badge that reads Better at MLKCH. We’ve achieved the nation’s highest level—HIMSS 7—for electronic medical record-keeping.

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