Focus: Security

South Los Angeles hospital prepared for gang member patients

March 6, 2019

A South Los Angeles hospital has a strategy for managing gang member patients admitted for gang-related injuries, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), located in the heart of South Los Angeles, has provided medical services to many local gang members over the years. While violent occurrences are rare, hospitals still need to be prepared for the potential problems that can arise when a gang member becomes a patient due to gang-related injuries.

When treating a gang member who is admitted for injuries sustained due to gang violence, MLKCH will place them under an alias and assign a hospital employee to watch their room. In some situations, security personnel or police must be involved.

When members of rival gangs are brought to the ER, MLKCH locks down the emergency room and creates two separate waiting rooms.

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