patient holding stomach

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Abdominal pain, a visible bulge, and pain when lifting heavy objects are all possible signs of a hernia, which can be effectively treated with surgery.

Kirsten Chipps

Written by Nora Wallace on in Staff Spotlight

If you had to have a soundtrack to the work-life of Comprehensive Care Center Director of Nursing Kirsten Chipps, you’d probably hear the disco anthem “We Are Family.”

family going for a hike

Written by Emily Casarez, MSc. on in Health & Wellness

Healthy families who stay physically active generally tend to be happy families, as exercise can reduce the risk of illness and disease, and improve your mood and mental wellness. The second Saturday in June of every year is observed as Family Health and Fitness Day. This special day was created by the National Recreation and Park Association and promotes the role of parks and recreation in keeping families and communities healthy.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on hospital visitation policies, COVID-19 positivity rate, and vaccinations.

keys left in fridge

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Recognizing early signs of dementia and cognitive decline remains critical to connecting older adults with the treatment they need to improve or delay symptoms.

eye exam

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Cataracts are exceedingly common, especially with increasing age. The treatment for cataracts is also common, as well as highly safe and effective.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on the County's tier, new testing requirements, COVID-19 vaccinations, and much more.

Jared Clodfelter, BSN

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

Registered Nurse Jared Clodfelter, BSN, was named LVMC’s newest recipient of The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Jared, who has been a Medical-Surgical nurse at LVMC since last September, is nicknamed “Sparkles” or “Dr. Sparkles” by his coworkers.

woman trying to speak

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Aphasia is a condition that impairs your ability to write and verbally communicate. Without treatment, aphasia can reduce the quality of life and make it difficult for you to interact with others, including your loved ones.

sign warning about ticks

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Lyme disease is a common tick-borne illness and, if unidentified or untreated, it can have serious health consequences.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on COVID-19 positivity rate, vaccination distribution, our Nursing Assistant Training Program, and more.

Vaccine Update

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

If you have received a bill for payment of a Covid-19 vaccination at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, please disregard the bill. These bills were sent in error, and you will not be held accountable for payment. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccinations at LVMC

Story Time

Written by LVMC on in LVMC News

In the Comprehensive Care Center Activities Department, “Story Time” is an almost daily interactive way to engage residents.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center announces the creation of a New Graduate Residency Program for registered nurses. 

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on the new CDC guidelines regarding masking, COVID-19 numbers and hospitalizations, and our vaccination of Lompoc's students through the Lompoc Unified School District.