News & Events
News and Events
A new Director of Medical Records
The Lompoc Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce Barbara Frink has been named Health Information Management Director for the Lompoc Healthcare District. Mrs. Frink comes to the district after a distinguished 16-year career at Boulder Community Hospital, where she most recently served as Interim Director of the Health Information Management Department.
As Health Information Management Director at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Mrs. Frink will manage a 15-person department responsible for implementing and maintaining the confidentiality and security of medical record information for the Acute Hospital, Comprehensive Care Center and the Champion Center.
New Fall Lecture Series
The Lompoc Hospital Foundation's annual re-occuring Health Lecture Series is starting back up this fall with some very informative and helpful lecutres. On October 15, our very own Dr. Naishadh Buch, Pharm.D. will be presenting a lecure on pharmacistis increasing role in patient's healthcare. And on November 5th Donna Beal
will be speaking about Alzheimer's and other related diseases.
Pertussis Epidemic Declared
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer has declared a pertussis epidemic and is urging the healthcare community to protect young infants who are most vulnerable to complications and death from pertussis. As of June 24, 2014, 4,558 pertussis cases had been reported to CDPH, more than the number reported in all of 2013. Locally, there have been 21 cases of pertussis since January, 2014 with 7 of these cases reported in June. There are three additional cases currently under investigation.
Frank Signorelli Stepping Down
Over the past four-plus decades, Frank Signorelli has been deeply involved in all of the many changes that have taken place in the Lompoc hospital community. Nearing the end of his 41st year on the board, however, Signorelli, who is the current board president, has decided to move on.
From the planning and construction of the new hospital building, to the various other projects — such as the Comprehensive Care Center and the recently completed Champion Center — Signorelli has been a member of the five-person board that oversees and manages the district.
Doctor to talk about joint surgery
7:00pm Wednesday, March 19 in the Ocean’s Seven Cafe
What’s new in joint replacement and arthritis will be presented by the Lompoc Hospital Foundation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 in the Ocean’s Seven Cafe inside the Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E, Ocean Ave. in Lompoc.
The lecture will be presented by Dr. Robert Fry, an orthopedic specialist with Sansum Clinic. Refreshments will be provided. The lecture is free of charge.
Fry will provide an update on non-operative and operative treatments for osteoarthritis affecting the knee, hip and shoulder.