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Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili

This is an easy, one-pot meal that will fill up your family and keep them eating healthy foods during the winter months.

Socorro Herrera

When she first began working for LVMC about 22 years ago, Socorro Herrera was an Environmental Services, or EVS, employee. She spent some time after that working in the Admitting department, under the tutelage of longtime employee Angie Guerra.


For the second time in a decade, Dr. Rollin Bailey has been named Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Physician of the Year.

new board members Dr. Christopher Lumsdaine, Dr. Elham “Ellie” Novin Baheran and Leslie Kelly, RN

During a brief ceremony today, three new members of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors were sworn into office. Dr. Christopher Lumsdaine, Dr. Elham “Ellie” Novin Baheran and Leslie Kelly, RN, each won four-year terms of office in the November election. The new members join Board President Ray Down and Dr. David McAninch III on the board.


patient using patient portal

For those patients who use our hospital-based health record portal, please be aware that our current portal went offline on December 3. The system has been replaced with a new offering, called FollowMyHealth. That new system is be available for patient use after being discharged from a hospital-based service. All current portal users will receive an email invitation to create a new patient portal account on that day. 

Linda McNutt

Linda McNutt moved to the Lompoc Valley earlier this year and was looking for something to do with her spare time.


Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that causes the red blood cells to change shape and “sickle.” Normal red blood cells are round and carry oxygen through your blood vessels to organs throughout the body. But sickle cells get stuck in blood vessels and block the flow of blood — causing damage to organs.

Lompoc Sansum Clinic

During its monthly meeting, the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors approved the purchase of the Sansum Lompoc practice at 1225 North H Street. The board authorized CEO Jim Raggio to negotiate the purchase of the 15-year-old, 30,908-square-foot building and its interior assets for the projected purchase price of $8.75 million.