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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital



  • 131 beds
  • 29-bed Emergency Department
  • Services include:
    • Critical Care Unit
    • Labor & Delivery Services
  • On-call services include:
    • General surgery
    • Neurology
    • OB/GYN
    • Orthopedics
  • EMR: Cerner


MLK, Jr. Community Hospital is located in the medically underserved Second District of the County of Los Angeles. Los Angeles offers a multitude of cultural and entertainment options, including the Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theater, Huntington Library, and Getty Museum. The hospital is located just 10 miles from downtown, the LAX airport, and several beaches.

Emergency Department

  • ED Volume: 116,000
  • 29-bed Emergency Department
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Hospitalist Service

  • Average Daily Encounters: 161
  • 16-18 patients per 12-hour shift
  • 9 hospitalists during day shifts (12-hour shifts)
  • 3 hospitalists during night shifts (12-hour shifts)
  • 1 NP/PA during the day (7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.)
  • Must be comfortable doing rapid responses/codes
  • Closed ICU
  • On-call services include:
    • General surgery
    • Neurology
    • OB/GYN
    • Orthopedics (including spine)
    • Pulmonary
  • Dedicated admitting service
  • Dedicated rounding service
  • Approximately 4,000 observation patients annually
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Critical Care

  • ICU Volume: 19
  • ICU Beds: 20
  • Staffing Model: 12-hour day shifts, 12-hour night shifts
  • 8 patients per 12-hour shift


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