Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC), formerly known as Lompoc Healthcare District, was the first operating healthcare district hospital established in California and was created in 1946 by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. The 463-square-mile district includes the city of Lompoc, Mission Hills, Mesa Oaks, Vandenberg Village, a portion of Vandenberg Air Force Base and the area east toward Buellton.
In 1945, the CA State Legislature enacted the "Local Hospital Care District Law" which authorized these districts to build and operate hospitals and other healthcare facilities in underserved areas and to recruit and support physicians. The healthcare district is governed by a locally elected five-member board of directors. Healthcare districts are also subject to state policies and regulations as applied by each county.
Leading Lompoc's Healthcare for Over 70 Years
LVMC has always committed itself to improving and developing healthcare services throughout the Lompoc Valley. The healthcare needs of Lompoc's citizens have grown drastically over the years. To meet these needs, LVMC has grown as well. Since our first hospital opened its doors in 1946 we have expanded to incorporate:
Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Comprehensive Care Center
A 110-bed skilled rehabilitation and long-term care facility.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Counseling Center
A therapist based practice that works with families and couples in intimate relationships.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Family Caregiver Support Network
A resource center providing support and guidance for family caregivers.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hematology-Oncology
A physician-based practice focused on the care and treatment of patients with cancer or hematological diseases.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital
A 60-bed acute care hospital.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Laboratory & Imaging
An outpatient laboratory and diagnostic imaging center.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services
A physician-based practice focused on primary and specalty care.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Sleep Disorder Center
A lab dedicated to tests that record the body activity during sleep.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Surgical Service
A two-physician practice, tailored to providing pre-operative and post-operative consultations.
Our facilities are regulated, inspected, and/or certified by a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels, including the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensing and Certification Program (L&C) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Our Core Values
- Integrity – honesty and maintenance of strong moral principles
- Respect – acknowledging everyone’s abilities, qualities, and achievements
- Transparency – open and candid in all our activities
- Excellence – accepting nothing less than our very best
- Collaboration – working jointly and professionally in all our activities
- Stewardship – responsible management of the resources entrusted to us
Lompoc Valley Medical Center is a California Healthcare District committed to providing safe, high quality, compassionate and patient-centered healthcare services to our community.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center, in collaboration with physicians, caregivers, and the community, is recognized as a leader in a coordinated healthcare delivery system through the provision of superior quality services in a healing environment. We plan for and act to produce an ever-improving healthy future for those whom we serve.