Our Mission

To gather and steward resources in support of the mission, vision, and values of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital and the community it serves.

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Our Work in Action

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Growing Our Family, One Card at a Time

This May, the foundation is inviting the community to join us in support of healthy families through its Happy Birthday Campaign. Learn more and get involved.

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MLKCH CEO Dr. Elaine Batchlor

Our hospital CEO is excited to put the "community" from our name into action. Read more about the hospital’s community health efforts.

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Pines & Armstrong, Fostering Innovation

Brad Armstrong and Denise Pines recently joined the foundation board of directors for the same reason: to make sure the hospital keeps getting stronger.

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Weingart Foundation, Pioneering Advanced Care

The lead gift of $750,000 supports our work to help keep patients out of the emergency room by providing appropriate primary care for their conditions.

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Good Hope Medical Foundation, Advancing Health

The most recent $200,000 grant award responds to the community’s need for appropriate and timely specialty primary care.

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The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Giving Big

CEO Wendy Garen discusses how excited her foundation is to support the hospital and its big goals for a community with scarce resources.

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Our Initiatives

Advanced Care Program

Supporting patients transitioning from the hospital, or who need specialized care to manage their health and remain in their homes.

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Inpatient Services

Filling our community’s urgent need for services that can stop disease progression and save lives.

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Healthy Babies, Healthy Beginnings

Proudly delivering expanded maternity care services that help mom and baby get the healthiest start in their new life.

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The Learning Center

Building trust and relationships at wellness and health education events out in our community.

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Innovations in Healthcare

Succeeding in high-tech and high-touch healthcare delivery with state-of-the-art systems to ensure high-quality patient care.

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Art Fund

Creating a welcoming space for patients, their families, and caregivers that reduces recovery time and eases patient stress.

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Our Initiatives

Advanced Care Program

Supporting patients transitioning from the hospital, or who need specialized care to manage their health and remain in their homes.

Learn More »

Inpatient Services

Filling our community’s urgent need for services that can stop disease progression and save lives.

Learn More »

Healthy Babies, Healthy Beginnings

Proudly delivering expanded maternity care services that help mom and baby get the healthiest start in their new life.

Learn More »

The Learning Center

Building trust and relationships at wellness and health education events out in our community.

Learn More »

Innovations in Healthcare

Succeeding in high-tech and high-touch healthcare delivery with state-of-the-art systems to ensure high-quality patient care.

Learn More »

Art Fund

Creating a welcoming space for patients, their families, and caregivers that reduces recovery time and eases patient stress.

Learn More »

Willowbrook Master Plan

What started as a single effort to deliver high-quality healthcare by creating a new hospital is now a large effort to inspire health and wellness throughout the whole community. The Willowbrook MLK Wellness Community master plan uses our new MLKCH as the catalyst to bring not only new healthcare facilities and services to South Los Angeles, but also new:

  • Recreation opportunities
  • Food resources
  • Walkways and bike paths
  • Events

Watch the 3-minute video to see how our hospital fits into the larger vision to create a community of health and wellness.