Grant represents the largest corporate gift yet for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital.
Willowbrook, Calif. Nov. 9 – Joining transformational donors including Ballmer Group and The Weingart Foundation, Wells Fargo announced its commitment to solving South Los Angeles’ medical provider shortage with a $1 million gift to Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH).
The grant will support MLKCH’s collaboration with its affiliated nonprofit MLK Community Medical Group (MLK CMG) which is taking aim at the medical provider shortage in South Los Angeles—an area of Los Angeles that is home to approximately 1.3 million residents and an estimated shortage of about 1,200 physicians.
MLK CMG, a multi-specialty medical group, is one of the few providers of high-quality outpatient healthcare in South LA, particularly for adults with complex chronic conditions. Through the combined efforts of MLKCH and MLK CMG, both organizations have successfully recruited more medical specialists and primary care providers. As a result, South LA’s critical physician gap has begun to close.
This is the largest corporate gift yet received by the hospital’s foundation.
“This incredibly generous gift is a recognition of our hospital’s ability to deliver quality care,” said Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of the hospital. “The people of South LA have gone without the help that they need for too long. It’s time to do something about it.”
Wells Fargo joins a growing list of organizations committed to solving South LA’s medical provider shortage. In addition to Ballmer Group and The Weingart Foundation, the Good Hope Medical Foundation has also supported MLKCH and MLK CMG’s efforts to alleviate the area’s medical provider shortage.