Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

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Amount:
$200,000
Year:
2021
Field of Interest:
Vulnerable Populations
Program Name:
Space Conversion & Post-Discharge COVID ICU Clinic
Grant Type:
COVID-19 Response
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Opened in 2015 as a state-of-the-art facility, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) is a private nonprofit safety-net hospital dedicated to improving the health of South Los Angeles, providing both quality patient care and programs that address preventative health and social conditions that impact health.

GRANT PURPOSE

Space Conversion: Hitting the Black and Latino communities served by MLKCH hardest, the hospital is addressing new critical needs to ensure its COVID patients – whose positivity rate runs double L.A. County’s average – receive proper care. With capacity stretched, MLKCH converted an entire floor into an intensive care unit to meet the unanticipated level of critical care needed for COVID patients. As well, it is using every other space possible to house patients.

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles has always been known to lend a hand in difficult circumstances and providing support during the pandemic has been no different. These funds will help to address unanticipated needs resulting from the COVID surges and will specifically support the conversion of our ICU so that we can centralize care for our patients and further expand our services in the Post-Discharge ICU Clinic. The Foundation remains committed to improving our community and we are thankful for their generosity and partnership.

Dyan Sublett
Foundation President