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Monday, Mar 20, 2023

Elaine Batchlor, MD


Chief Executive

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

Dr. Elaine Batchlor is chief executive of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital and was instrumental in opening the South Los Angeles facility. She previously was chief medical officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, which covers Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable residents. She developed the model for L.A. Care, which has expanded access and resources for more than a million people in the county. She also served as vice president of Health Care Finance, Organization and Operations at the California HealthCare Foundation, where she oversaw research, policy analysis and programs to improve health care financing and delivery. Her career included stints as medical director for the Los Angeles County Office of Managed Care, chief medical officer for Prudential Health Care and clinical instructor at the UCLA School of Medicine. She is on the advisory board of the UCLA Robert Woods Johnson Clinical Scholars program, the board of Integrated Healthcare Association and the Public Health Institute, the advisory board for the California HealthCare Foundation Leadership program and the editorial board of Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed journal of health policy and research.

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