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Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Iris Radler

After experiencing minus-45 degree cold in Wisconsin, and searing 122-degree heat in Phoenix, Dr. Iris Radler is looking forward to starting her OB/GYN practice in the more temperate climate of Lompoc.

cna program students

For several weeks this spring, the hard-working Certified Nursing Assistants at the Comprehensive Care Center were followed just about everywhere they went.


Sheila in physical therapy

In the halls of the Comprehensive Care Center, applause and cheers started breaking out as Sheila Holley cruised by with her walker. “Sheila! Look at you!” came the calls and recognition.

evs team

Environmental Services Director Deanna Hall has a saying that exemplifies the direction she gives her staff: “Cleanliness matters.”


Mary Fahning

Mary Fahning is no stranger to broken bones and keeping an active lifestyle. A year ago, the Lompoc resident broke her foot and hiked 150 miles with the injury until she could get to a doctor.

Anabel Quintanar

Anabel Quintanar has been nationally recognized for excellence in nursing by the Veterans Health Administration. It is the highest award for nursing in the VA system and comes after a rigorous review process.


Jim Raggio, CEO

When I arrived at LVMC in 1980, the primary referral hospital for services not provided locally was, and continues to be, Cottage Health. Our respective administrative and medical staffs have worked closely over the past two decades to develop a professional relationship based on trust and mutual respect. Two recent examples are the collaboration LVMC has with Cottage Health to provide immediate access to neurology consults, via tele-neurology, which is a necessary and critical component of LVMC’s stroke program and our acute heart attack program (called STEMI) which enables us to quickly transport patients needing cardiac catheterization to Cottage Health.

Ricky Ruiz

Ricky Ruiz likes to be in the middle of emergencies — and as an EKG Technician in LVMC’s Cardiopulmonary Department he gets that chance. As an EKG technician, he works in every clinical department, spending most of his time in the Emergency Department.