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Melinda Niemi

Melinda Niemi is a registered nurse who has been on staff at LVMC since the spring of 2016. She works the night shift in the medical-surgical department and is affectionately called by her last name when at work. 

worder looking at powerlines

Lompoc Valley Medical Center has received notice that Southern California Edison is considering a Public Safety Power Shutoff today (Friday, September 6) and Saturday (September 7) within specific areas of Santa Barbara County.

patient speaking with doctor

For many people, coming down with the flu can mean about two weeks of illness, without the need for advanced medical care.

Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in LVMC’s Case Management Department. He was hired in August 2018.


With the eruption of a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products (devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges) the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to get information out to the public about its concerns, and to provide recommendations for clinicians, public health officials and the public based on currently available information.

Lompoc Hospital Women’s Auxiliary

The Lompoc Hospital Women’s Auxiliary celebrates its 75th year on Saturday with an evening banquet to honor its members and supporters.

cna at ccc

LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center is again offering a free Nursing Assistant Training Program at the skilled nursing facility.

senior woman getting fitted for an alert device

Most of you have probably seen the television commercial where a woman falls and says, “I have fallen and can’t get up!” That ad illustrates that we often think we do not need help until we actually really need help.