CDC – Sickle Cell Disease: Data Saves Lives

pacific scd heart stethoscope sickle cell disease

The SCD clinic at the MLK Outpatient Center opened in August 2016, only 10 months after sharing the data from the SCDC program with LA County health officials. The clinic provides comprehensive care to patients with SCD, whom often have other health problems in addition to those related to SCD. During each visit, clinic patients […]

MLK Clinic Winning the NACo 100 Brilliant Ideas award

Pacific SCD woman with sickle cell disease laughing

Los Angeles County, Calif. Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited disorder of the red blood cells that causes bouts of extreme pain, organ damage, and premature death. The prevalence is highest among individuals of African and Hispanic descent and affects approximately 100,000 individuals across the country. Advances in treatment have extended the lifespan so substantially […]

LA County Dept of Health Services’ 7th Annual Report

LA County Department of Health 2016-2017 Annual Report

It has been a busy year of innovation at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center in the delivery of ambulatory services. Highlights include expanding evening hours in primary care,HUB pediatrics, and in Cardiology for echocardiograms; our Saturday morning Spa program for cancer prevention in women’s health and a new integrated care delivery system to […]