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Resident celebrates 102nd birthday

Amid festive balloons, and strawberries and ice cream, longtime Lompoc resident Enrique “Henry” Molina celebrated his 102nd birthday at Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Comprehensive Care Center, where he has lived since 2003.

Molina was joined by nieces Elisa Kuster and Connie Berroteran, great-niece Michele Heter and kind family friend Sara Rodriguez. The centenarian’s baby brother, 89-year-old Isaias Rios, was in  Marian Extended Care and unable to join the party, but sent Molina’s favorite pan dulce — the Mexican sweet rolls he loves. Isaias says he wants to reach 100 years, as his brother has, according to family members.

Continue Reading at the Lompoc Record

CCC King and Queen

Residents and staff members of the Lompoc Comprehensive Care Center have nominated Donnie Payne and Connie Terrones as King and Queen of the CCC. 

King Donnie Payne was born in Blanchard, Oklahoma 72 years ago and has lived in Lompoc for the past 13 years.  King Donnie is a horseman and owned his own horses and loves anything to do with horses.  He likes to keep up with his reading by using his Kindle every day.  King Donnie is proud to be this year’s King of the CCC.

Queen Connie Terrones was born in Guadalupe, California 86 years ago and has lived in Lompoc for most of her life.  Queen Connie is an expert seamstress who also loves to dance.  Queen Connie is proud to be this year’s Queen of the CCC.

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Rollin Bailey named ‘Physician of the Year’

It seems Lompoc physician Dr. Rollin Bailey just keeps getting awards.

In 2010, he was named "Physician of the Year" at the Lompoc Valley Medical Center, and in 2011 not only was he named "Favorite Physician in Lompoc" in a Lompoc Record reader's poll, he was also named "Physician of the Year" by the Santa Barbara County Medical Society (SBCMS).

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Vibrant murals help make hospital less scary for kids.

Colorful murals are making hospitals on the Central Coast less scary for kids and some of your votes made it all possible.

You may remember, the local organization Child Life Connection won an on-line Pepsi Refresh contest last year.

The $10,000 grant was used to create children's murals at local hospitals.

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LVMC named one of the nation's most improved hospitals

Improving patients’ perceptions of the care they receive has been a major goal of the hospital’s staff members since relocating last year from a 65-year-old building on Hickory Street to a brand-new facility on East Ocean Avenue.

“The problem with the old place was that it was old. You could have the best staffing in the world, but you can’t overcome backed-up plumbing,” Buch said. “I think the quality of the care was always there; it’s just that the perception wasn’t always there.”

Well, now it is.

Based on a patient survey conducted by NRC Picker, a national health-care research corporation, Lompoc Valley Medical Center is one of the most improved hospitals in the corporation’s national membership group. 

Continue Reading at Santa Maria Sun's website.

Champions Center to bring Heroes Program to Lompoc

Lompoc Valley Medical Center, in its quest to provide new and innovative medical services to the Healthcare District, has contracted with Addiction Medicine Services, Inc. (AMS Inc.) to open a hospital based voluntary chemical treatment center.  A unique element of the new center will be the “Heroes Program”.  It will focus on the “care and restoration” of military, law enforcement and fire department professionals who are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and chemical dependency issues.  Steven Collier is the CEO of AMS, Inc. and is looking forward to bringing this new service to the Lompoc Valley.

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Green Tip for November 2011

When withdrawing cash from ATM, opt to see your balance on screen instead of printing out receipt. If everyone did this, we could reduce paper use by over two billion feet of a year!