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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!

Facts about Influenza

It's flu season again and your friends at the Lompoc Valley Medical Center have recommended a few simply things that you can do to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cough and/or sneeze into your sleeve.
  • Keep your hands out of your mouth, eyes and nose. 
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Use disinfectant cleaner to clean commonly used surfaces in your home.
  • Be sure to get the seasonal flu shot each year.

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Dr. Barry Coughlin’s Retirement

After 42 years of dedicated service to the health care needs of Lompoc, Dr. Barry Coughlin is retiring. To celebrate his career, accomplishments and contributions to our community, you are cordially invited to an Open House reception:

Sunday, June 26, 2011
from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

At the Ocean’s Seven Café
1515 E. Ocean Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436

Path to Excellence Award

Lompoc Valley Medical Center has been named a winner of NRC Picker’s second annual Path to Excellence award, which recognizes healthcare organizations for their dedication to improving the patient experience. As an award recipient, you were selected from NRC Picker’s extensive database of members, ranging from small specialty hospitals to large multi-hospital systems, for achieving NRC Picker’s Path to Excellence Award. You have won the Most Improvement Member Award.

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High Marks for Labor & Delivery Department

On behalf of BETA Healthcare Group (BETA) congratulated our Labor & Delivery team for successfully completing the Quest for Zero: OB. As a result of this achievement, Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) has been awarded a nine percent (9%) contribution credit. Additionally, LVMC will receive BETA's coveted Quest for Zero: OB trophy so that we may share our success with patients and all others who visit the hospital and your department.

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One Year Anniversary

One year ago today the power at the old hospital that serviced our community for over 60 years was turned off and it was officially closed.  All patients were safely transferred to 1515 East Ocean Avenue and the new hospital took a breath and came to life. It was a remarkable accomplishment and it has been a remarkable year.

SYVCH Auxiliary Scholarship Recipients

The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) Auxiliary Annual Picnic was held May 13, when scholarships of $3,000 each were awarded to three students. The SYVCH Auxiliary is extremely proud of the 2011 recipients and past scholarship recipients, who have given updates on their careers, officials said. A 2005 awardee, Ashley Foxen, is now on the nursing staff of Lompoc Valley Medical Center. The 2007 recipient, Kathryn Mercado, is beginning her nursing career at UCLA