Lompoc Valley Medical Center
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Eight-year-old Lucy Gross was understandably worried about having some minor surgery Friday at Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital. It was a “very scary” morning for the youngster, who wasn’t sure what to expect, said her mother, Sarah. But when the Lucy arrived at Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s (LVMC) Perioperative Department, she was given a special brightly colored pediatric surgical gown covered with characters from Mario Brothers.
Most of us spend a lot of time planning. From vacations to our financial future, careful versus haphazard planning can make the difference between a botched vacation and insufficient funds for a timely retirement. In the healthcare world, poor end-of-life care planning may result in pain and suffering for you and your loved ones.
Jonah Gustilo was just determined to make an early arrival into the world. The second son of Amber and Ben Gustilo was initially due on Dec. 10, and his parents planned for him to be delivered via a scheduled C-Section at Cottage Hospital on Dec. 4. “He decided he didn’t want to wait,” his mother said.