Chief Quality Assurance Officer

Melissa DeBacker, MSN, CPHQ, CPHRM, HACP is the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Chief Quality Assurance / Process Improvment / Risk Management / Infection Prevention Officer.

Melissa has worked at LVMC for more than 30 years. She became Director of Quality/Risk Management/Infection Prevention in April 2013.

She began as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 1981. She has worked in Central Supply, Outpatient Surgery, OB, Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit and Medical-Surgical. She was a Quality Improvement RN from 2009 to 2013. She is a graduate of Cabrillo High School and earned her bachelor’s of science degree in nursing in 2015. She earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing Administration and Leadership, with honors, from Western Governors University.