Where We Come From

In 1945, the CA State Legislature enacted the "Local Hospital Care District Law" (California Health and Safety Code Sections 32000 et seq.) which authorized these districts to build and operate hospitals and other healthcare facilities in underserved areas and to recruit and support physicians. LVMC is subject to state policies and regulations as applied by each county. LVMC is governed by its five locally elected Board members who are answerable to the voters of the district.

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.

LVMC has always committed itself to improve and develop healthcare services throughout the Lompoc Valley. The healthcare needs of Lompoc's citizens have grown drastically over the years and LVMC has grown with it. 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). 

LVMC is a founding member of The District Hospital Leadership Forum (DHLF) who represents California’s district and municipal hospital while providing expert leadership and advocacy in California and federal political realms.

What We are About

As the Lompoc Valley’s primary provider of healthcare services since its inception, LVMC has long been committed to providing safe, high-quality, compassionate, and patient-centered healthcare services to our community in a non-discriminatory manner.

It is LVMC’s policy to make all decisions related to the provision of care, the employment of our staff, and the engagement of medical staff without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, national origin, physical disability, mental disability, medical/genetic condition, marital status, age military/veteran status, sex (including gender, pregnancysexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity). 

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

Our Mission

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is a California Healthcare District committed to providing safe, high quality, compassionate and patient-centered healthcare services to our community.

Our Vision

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.

Our Focus

Patients. Excellence in healthcare starts with a foundation of inclusion, compassion, and respect for our patients and each other. We are committed to meeting the social, cultural, linguistic, and spiritual needs of our patients, their families, and the communities we serve. Our commitment to putting patients first means we recognize and affirm each individual's unique and intrinsic worth. This is the heart of equity of care. 

Colleagues. LVMC is committed to ensuring equity from the inside out by strengthening our diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion. We recognize that each person has an area of expertise and that his or her contribution is critical to our success. Equity in this instance ensures fair and just treatment of and opportunities for coworkers. 

Suppliers. In collaboration with Vizient – LVMC’s partner Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) – we are committed to expanding partnerships with a diverse range of businesses, including those owned and operated by people of color, women, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ+ community and members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups. 

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

  • David McAninch
  • Elham Novin-Baheran
  • Chris Lumsdaine
  • Leslie Kelly
  • Roger McConnell

Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) is a California healthcare district formed pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 32000 et. seq. LVMC is governed by a Board of Directors composed of five publicly elected or appointed representatives. As a group, these representatives oversee the assets and operations of Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

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Executive Officers

Meet the Lompoc Valley Medical Center's leadership team and learn more about who manages disctrict operations.

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