Built with best practices

from the ground up

When we opened in 2015, we recognized we had a unique opportunity: to build not only a high-quality facility from the ground-up, but also to codify high-quality systems and operations, and to establish an intentional, quality-driven healthcare culture. Borrowing from the best practices around the nation and informed by the community’s needs and wants, our hospital provides healthcare services that address our South Los Angeles community’s most pressing health problems.

Nurses interact with a remote physician using a telemedicine device

Telemedicine devices facilitate diagnosis and treatment from off-site specialists

High quality

We’ve set high standards for quality and we’re continuously measuring our results and working to improve them. Our patients complete surveys which let us know how we are doing and give us direction to make their stays even better.

A young woman holds the hand of an older woman in a wheelchair

Our caring staff live up to our mission of providing compassionate care

High touch

Families and patients come first. We offer a warm and welcoming environment for all. Our large, private patient rooms provide sleeping space for a family member. Our staff is sensitive to patient needs as well as to those of visitors and families. Ours is a culture of safety and customer service. A customer service manager visits our patients to make sure all their needs are addressed.

A smart hospital bed

Smart beds automatically capture data in patients’ electronic health records

High tech

To support patient safety, we have smart beds that weigh our patients and prevent them from falling out of bed. Our medical devices are linked to our state-of-the-art electronic health record (EHR). Our nurses carry care phones that alert them to any changes in their patients’ conditions. We implement barcoding and scanning for medication safety.

The front of the hospital and its over-the-door sign reading Martin Luther King Jr Community Hospital

Our hospital is one of the most modern hospitals in southern California

Hospital Profile

  • 131 Total Licensed Beds
  • 93 Medical/Surgical
  • 20 Intensive Care
  • 18 Obstetrics

Two nurses wearing scrubs prepare an operating room for surgery

Regardless of specialty, every MLKCH doctor practices hospital-based medicine

Other Licensed Services

  • 10 Nursery Bassinets
  • 21 Emergency Department Beds
  • 8 Treatment Appraisal Beds
  • 5 Operating Rooms
  • 12 Post-Anesthesia Care Beds

Our Inpatient Services

Our board-certified physicians provide medical care in multiple disciplines:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology (Diagnostic and Interventional)
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery