News and Events
LVMC's new Patient and Family Advisory Council
Lompoc Valley Medical Center today welcomed its new Patient and Family Advisory Council, a group designed to forge a strong partnership between its healthcare professionals and the community.
Quality Improvement/Risk Management Director Melissa DeBacker said the council’s members will work as partners and educators, influencing culture change, raising awareness and helping improve patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. The group is facilitated by Marissa A. Goodson, Patient and Family Engagement Coordinator at LVMC.
Inaugural members are: Rear from left are: Martin Kaper, Frank Campo, Don Deming. Front, from left, are: Linda Powers, Pat Brady, Belinda Hammond and Lisa Anderson.
Those interested in participating can download and submit and application.
LVMC Earns "Acute Stroke Ready" Hospital
Lompoc Valley Medical Center has earned the designation of “Acute Stroke Ready Hospital” from Santa Barbara County’s Emergency Medical Services. The designation is part of a new collaboration between LVMC and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and includes the use of round-the-clock teleneurology access via the use of an InTouch Health computerized “neurologist on wheels.”
Seeking applicants for new Patient and Family Advisory Council
Lompoc Valley Medical Center announces the formation of a new Patient and Family Advisory Council, a group designed to forge a strong partnership between its healthcare professionals and the community.
Applications are now available for community members interested in serving on the council.
“We want members of the community to actively participate on this advisory council for positive change, by sharing their perspectives on a range of topics and process improvements,” said Marissa A. Goodson, Patient and Family Engagement Coordinator at LVMC.
Those interested in applying can now download an application here or pick up a copy at LVMC Administration office during business hours Monday through Friday.
After an application and interview process, those chosen for the Council will begin meeting in February 2016.
“Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Patient and Family Advisory Council will create a team that includes members of the community, hospital staff, physicians and administration. The team’s goal is to assist LVMC to improve the health of the community we serve,” explained Quality Improvement/Risk Management Director Melissa DeBacker. “Through the Patient Advisory Council, the members will provide opportunity for learning, influence culture change, raise awareness and help improve patient safety and satisfaction outcomes.”
For more information on the application or council, contact Marissa Goodson at (805) 737-5738.Download an Application
New administrator of the CCC, Katie Ellis
Lompoc Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Ellis to the position of administrator of the Comprehensive Care Center. Ellis was previously the Director of Nursing at the CCC, the district's skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Ellis began working at LVMC in 2010 as a registered nurse the Critical Care Unit. She has also served as Charge Nurse and CCU Nurse Manager. Ellis recently earned a Master's of Science in Nursing, or MSN, degree.
Quality Healthcare Close to Home
From Emergency care to knee repair, Lompoc Valley Medical Center is working hard to offer quality healthcare, close to home. Our new television commercials define our commitment to the community.