LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO updates the Lompoc Community on COVID, Vaccinations, Public Health Emergency, and New Lompoc Health Physicians/Providers.

LVMC Nurses with their award

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center Registered Nurse Julia Beccia was named the January 2023 recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, and Emergency Department Director Ryan Stevens was honored with a DAISY for his role in inspiring a former patient to pursue a career in medicine.

Johnny Hudson shaking hands with Dr. Taglia

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Johnny Hudson is the kind of guy who prefers to avoid surgery or medical procedures. He didn't even want to have a recommended colonoscopy, despite being well past the suggested age for having the procedure.

Jessica and John Bailey

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As a married professional couple with an adventurous and busy social life, Jessica and John Bailey had so many things they wanted to do, but both struggled with being overweight.

Tyler Flester

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Hernias, like the one experienced by Tyler Flester, can range in location, size, and impact on quality of life. After receiving a hernia diagnosis, the best treatment for a hernia is often a surgical operation.

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Nissy Limon gave birth to her little girl Natalia at 2:36 pm on January 1, the first baby of 2023 for LVMC.

Dr. William Pierce and Steve Popkin

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General surgeon Dr. William Pierce was named Lompoc Valley Medical Center Physician of the Year for 2022 during a ceremony Tuesday night.

woman rubbing her eyes

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Diabetes can increase your risk for eye and vision problems. This is because high blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels and nerves in the eyes.

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Anxiety can often be effectively managed with lifestyle behaviors, including exercise, nutrition, and journaling. However, it’s vital to know when professional treatment for anxiety is needed to reduce the risk of serious complications, including depression.

woman eating healthy vegetables

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Foot ulcers, stroke, and cancer are some of the many serious complications associated with diabetes. Fortunately, these and other diabetes-related complications can often be avoided with adequate blood sugar control, exercise, a healthy diet, and other easy methods.

foundation comiittee presenting signed check to LVMC

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The Lompoc Hospital District Foundation held its annual Trustee meeting on Thursday and presented a check for $100,000 to Lompoc Valley Medical Center. 

woman doing squats

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Urinary incontinence can be frustrating, embarrassing, and inconvenient. Fortunately, several exercises can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to reduce leakage and other symptoms of this condition.

man staring out the window

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Alzheimer’s disease can sometimes be difficult to spot early due to its slow progression. However, knowing its early signs can lead to early diagnosis and treatment and a greater quality of life.

Vaccine Update

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Beginning Friday, Nov. 18, Lompoc Valley Medical Center will provide community COVID-19 vaccination clinics from 3 to 5 pm on Fridays. 

offering cigarettes

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People who want to stop smoking have many options if they need treatment—including talk therapy and medications that block the effects of nicotine.