Archive for the MLK Wellness Village Category

Health Technology Revolutionizes Patient Care


Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services is installing a new countywide electronic health record system that could be a model for health care organizations across the country. “Our patients simply need and deserve world class technology to protect their health,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark […]

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Board Approves $20 Million for Diversion


The Board of Supervisors recently voted to set aside $20 million to fund mental health services, substance abuse treatment, job counseling, as well as supportive housing for mentally ill offenders as an alternative to incarceration. “We know that jail is not the best place to treat the […]

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New MLK Mental Health Center Now Open


Jo Helen Graham’s son Mark was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was 15 years old. Despite his parents’ efforts to find him ongoing treatment, little has been available to address his mental illness and he has suffered. A barroom brawl years ago landed him in prison […]

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Community Celebrates New MLK Outpatient Center


Several hundred people turned out for the celebratory ribbon cutting at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center, ushering in a new era of healthcare for residents in the Watts/Willowbrook area. The festivities included tours of the $172 million-county center, live salsa music and health resource […]

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Voices from Willowbrook


Willowbrook, a community near Watts and Compton, originally was a farming area settled in the 1800s that derived its name from the willow trees and rambling brook that decorated its landscape. This year, we are featuring Willowbrook on our website to highlight its vibrant community and burgeoning development. […]

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MLK Hospital Signs 40-Year-Lease with County

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In yet another milestone, the nonprofit Martin Luther King – Los Angeles Healthcare Corporation (MLK-LA) has signed a 40-year lease with Los Angeles County to run and operate the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. With the lease signed and a more than $170 million-commitment from […]

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Ribbon Cutting for MLK Outpatient Center


The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center, with its bright floors and gleaming steel and glass picture windows, is ready for its close-up. On May 28, the doors opened for a ribbon cutting ceremony and public viewing. Whether it’s the high-tech specialized clinics such as the […]

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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution at MLK Outpatient Center


Eight-year-old Kelso Gaines proudly examined the plate of food before him. Then he ate every last bite of the freshly made spaghetti and meatballs—even though it was barely 9 a.m. – and declared he had never tasted a better red sauce than the one he had just […]

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Healthcare Trailblazers honored with Women of the Year Award


Martin Luther King Community Health Foundation Board Chair Linda Griego and Board Member Candace Bond McKeever expressed their gratitude at receiving the Second Supervisorial District’s Women of the Year award at a recent luncheon. Griego and Bond McKeever joined 12 other honorees, selected by the other members of […]

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Dymally’s Legacy Lives On

Mervyn M. Dymally, the Trinidad-born former Congressman who broke race barriers as a legislator in California and in Congress, was honored posthumously at Charles R. Drew University with a bronze memorial sculpted in his image. A true pioneer, Dymally, who died in 2012, was the first Trinidadian […]

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