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Lompoc Valley Medical Center
1515 E. Ocean Avenue
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 737-3300


Agendas for the all meetings will also be posted on the bulletin board by Administration and the Board Room 72 hours prior to each meeting.

Please contact Delfina PereyraLVMC Administration at (805) 737-3301 with any questions.

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    Lompoc Valley Medical Center
    1515 East Ocean Avenue Lompoc, CA 93436

    The Emergency Department Entrance is located on the North end of the building, accessible from 7th street.

    Physical Therapy Entrance is located to the South end of the building. Accessible from our south parking lot. 

    The Patient drop-off and Outpatient Entrance is located on the roundabout accessible from 7th street. 

    If you have any trouble locating the hospital or if you have any questions please feel free to give us a call and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you.

    Tel: (805) 737-3300
    TTY: (805) 735-5451


    The entire staff of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center i committed to delivering top quality care to you.

    On these following pages you can find performance measures that show how well LVMC is doing to compared to other hospitals across the state and the nation in key areas, including:

    Patient Satisfaction

    Lompoc Valley Medical Center participates in a nationwide program that surveys patients about their experiences at LVMC. In September, 2011 LVMC was recognized for out efforts in improving patient care.

    Read more about Patient Satisfaction.

    Quality Measures

    LVMC participates in national and statewide quality measurement programs to help us improve the care we provide. These program assess quality of care by measuring how well hospitals follow specific guidelines when treating patients with certain medical conditions.

    Read more about our Quality Measures.

    I have been asked a number of very good questions regarding the new hospital over the past few months and in today’s article I thought I’d share those with you.

    Q: Why are you building a hospital with the same number of beds, 60, which we currently have at the current hospital?

    A: Before performing any design and development of the new hospital, we asked the architects, NTD Stickler, how big the new facility should be in our community. They informed us the current standard is to build one bed for every 1,000 people living in the area. The population service area (Lompoc, Vandenberg Village, Mission Hills, Mesa Oaks, Vandenberg Air Force Base and surrounding areas) is approximately 60,000 people. Using the current construction standards, we are building a large enough hospital to accommodate current and future growth.

    The number of hospital beds required for a community has changed dramatically over the years. I had my appendix taken out in 1958 and stayed in the hospital for seven days. These days, a noncomplicated appendix removal performed laproscopically allows the patient to go home the same day. In the past 20 years, technological advances — coupled with changing philosophies regarding how long a patient needs to stay in the hospital — have significantly reduced the number of days in bed for patients.

    Q: What added services will be in the new hospital?

    A: Everything that has been designed and purchased is state-of-the-art. Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s operating rooms will have the most modern anesthesia, patient-monitoring equipment and lighting available. Our obstetrics department will have six state-of-the-art labor/delivery/postpartum rooms. Women delivering babies at LVMC will be admitted to one room and stay there the entire time.

    The new radiology equipment recently purchased will be the most modern in Santa Barbara County. We have added PET scanning capability along with new nuclear medicine equipment, enabling our department to perform thallium scans to evaluate heart function.

    Everything will be digital, including mammography equipment, and accessible via our secure network. Members of our medical staff and consulting physicians will be able to see patient studies from anywhere in the world. Truly amazing!

    Q: What will happen to the old hospital?

    A: As of now, there are no plans for the old hospital other than to possibly sell the land and building. In 1995, LVMC reached an agreement with the city of Lompoc to move the Community Center into 15,000 square feet currently occupied by the cafeteria, emergency department, and laboratory. The city staff and Park and Recreation Commission toured the property and requested that the city also explore additional sites to relocate the community center functions. The decision by the city to use the 15,000 square feet at the hospital, or move to another site, will obviously affect the use of the current hospital. We have been working closely with our colleagues at the city to reach a win-win situation for both organizations.

    Q: When will the hospital open?

    A: I am very proud to say we currently are on budget and time for the completion of the building, which is near the end of 2009. Our current timetable has substantial completion of the “I” building, which you see under construction now, to be December 2009. We have given ourselves three months to complete testing of all systems and moving of equipment into the building in preparation of the first patient. Once all systems are go, the state licensing will survey the building and approve it as an acute care hospital. Shortly after receiving approval from the state, we will coordinate shutting down the current hospital while ramping up the new facility.

    We look forward to having you celebrate that day with us.

    Jim Raggio is the CEO of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center. He has been in the health-care industry for 27 years and has resided in Lompoc since 1980. 

    To promote ease of identification by patients, visitors and staff and to enhance the professional appearance of Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) staff, we have implemented a uniform wear requirement. This policy is designed primarily to show at a glance the department or function of the individual authorized to wear it. The uniform represents visual evidence of the authority and responsibility vested in the individual by the LVMC.

    All Clinical staff will wear scrubs of a designated color:

    Nursing Staff

    • Registered Nurses (RNs)

      Royal Blue

    • Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs)

      Eggplant Purple

    • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)


    Non-Nursing Staff

    • Environmental Services (EVS)


    • Physicians/external staff

      Ceil Blue

    • Ancillary Clinical Staff

      Green Family

    On July 18, 2005, Ray Down, Frank Signorelli, and muralist David Blodgett cut the red ribbon to dedicate Lompoc Hospital's new mural. Speaking at this event were Supervisor Joni Gray, Lompoc Mayor Dick DeWees, and Lompoc Valley Medical Center Administrator Jim Raggio. The Indiana artist, David Blodgett, mentioned that he was surprised to find Lompoc to be such a haven for murals, and expressed delight at viewing the work of his peers around town.

    The 120 - foot mural depicting the history of medicine in the Lompoc Valley dates back some 8,000 years when the Chumash Indians first occupied the portion of the West Coast that later would become California. The practice of medicine made major advances when Lompoc's first mission containing infirmaries was constructed in 1787 at what is now Locust Ave. and F St.

    Lompoc's first hospital was named "Buena Vista Sanitarium". It was built in 1908 at the NW corner of Maple Ave. & K St. Ms. Kelliher, MD, was its superintendant. Susan Henning Van Clief opened her maternity home in 1914 at the corner of North 3rd St. and Walnut Ave. Nellie H. Sperber added an operating room to her home at 131 South F. St. It was the Sperber Sanitarium until the Lompoc Hospital opened in 1943.

    This mural contains portraits of individuals who played and are playing major roles in the development and operation of Lompoc's medical community.

    This mural, one of the longest in Lompoc, was built with a mind to have it transplanted to the new hospital facilities.


    Current Locations

    Comprehensive Care Center

    Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing

    216 North Third Street
    Lompoc, CA 93436-6104
    Tele: (805) 736-3466

    Professional Imaging

    Outpatient Radiology Center

    1111 East Ocean Ave, Suite 2
    Lompoc, CA 93436-2500
    Tel: (805) 735-9229

    Open MRI

    Unenclosed MRI Center

    1201 East Ocean Avenue, Suite E
    Lompoc, CA 93436
    Tele: (805) 737-5748

    Hospital Foundation

    501©3 non-profit organization

    223 South C Street
    Lompoc, CA 93436
    Tele: (805) 737-5762

    Sleep Disorder Center

    228 South D Street
    Lompoc, CA 93436
    Tele: (805) 735-8591

    VMG Laboratory

    136 North Third Street
    Lompoc, CA 93436-7099
    Tele: (805) 736-1253

    Future Locations

    Champions' Center

    Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation Center

    508 South Hickory Street
    Lompoc, CA 93436

    Oncology Center

    Lompoc, CA 93436

    Jim Raggio has been employed as the chief executive officer of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) since 1998. He came to LVMC in 1980 and managed the clinical laboratory. His responsibilities were expanded in 1987 when he was promoted to Director of Clinical Services. He left the district in 1995 to become administrator of a multi-specialty medical group in Lompoc and returned to LVMC in 1998 as CEO

    Lompoc Valley Medical Center is the first healthcare district established in California. Healthcare districts were formed by the state legislature in 1946 to provide needed access to acute hospitals for residents in rural areas of California.

    Raggio is active in the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce, CenCal Health, Beta Healthcare Group, Santa Barbara Special District Association, Hospital Association of Southern California, Lompoc Rotary Club and YMCA.

    The Comprehensive Care Center serves 110 residents over the age of 65. Most Geriatric residents needs can be met at the Comprehensive Care Center with the exception of ventilator dependent or residents with a psychiatric diagnosis. If and when a resident’s level of care exceeds our capabilities, the resident is transferred to a higher level of care.

    We provide nursing services with licensed nurses on duty Twenty-four hours a day. Following a thorough diagnostic evaluation, a multi-disciplinary team provides intensive, comprehensive services and ongoing assessment of patient treatment plans in order to ensure the most effective community re-integration possible. Including, Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Intravenous Therapy.

    For more information about the Comprehensive Care Center click here.


    The Oversight Committee will ensure that spending of G.O. Bonds proceeds by the Board of Directors of Lompoc Healthcare District is subjected to direct taxpayer review and inform the public about the expenditures.

    Charge to the Committee

    The committee will review G.O. Bond uses and fund balance, quarterly. The committee may also make physical inspections of the "New Hospital Project" as appropriate.

    The committee will issue an annual report on its activities to the Lompoc Healthcare District Board of Directors and the Community at large.

    Committee Operations

    • The committee reports to the Lompoc Healthcare District Board of Directors
    • The committee will meet quarterly
    • The committee will keep minutes of its meetings
    • The committee shall select a chairperson and a vice chairperson
    • The committee shall consist of at least 5 members who will serve for a 2-year term without compensation. Members may serve no more than 3 consecutive terms.
    • Members shall maintain residency or business within the District

    Bond Oversight Committee Minutes

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