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Health plan chief to head Martin Luther King Jr. hospital
Los Angeles Times

The board of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital has appointed a chief executive to run the private, nonprofit medical center, which is scheduled to open in 2014 and replace the troubled King-Drew hospital. The board appointed Elaine Batchlor, a licensed physician and longtime health administrator, to head the hospital in Willowbrook, south of Watts. Batchlor was the chief medical officer for L.A. Care, the nation’s largest health plan, where she focused on the underserved community.