New Board Members being sworn in

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A swearing-in ceremony was held Friday at Lompoc Valley Medical Center for two board members. 

Ray Down standing next to his dedication  plaque

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The Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board Room was named Thursday in honor of outgoing Board President Raymond F. Down Jr. Mr. Down served on the Board of Directors for 47 years.

LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO updates the Lompoc community about Covid Vaccines, Covid Positive Hospitalized Patients, Tier Status Figures, and this year's Flu Season. 

LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO updates the Lompoc community about the new Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Lompoc Covid-19 Workgroup, Lompoc Valley Covid Cases, California Covid Mortality Trend, and Covid Positive Hospitalized Patients.

physicians holding their signed commitment

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Physicians at Lompoc Health North — H Center and Lompoc Health — North Third Center are taking a special pledge to prescribe antibiotics only when it is deemed medically necessary for patients. 

LVMC Community Update

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

What happened on this date in history?

1869 – The first U.S. college football game was played: Rutgers 6; Princeton 4.
1947 - NBC's "Meet the Press" debuted—the United States’ longest-running TV show.
1968 - Richard Nixon won a close contest for president over Hubert Humphrey and became the 37th president of the United States.

nurses holding daisy award

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LVMC is pleased to announce that it is participating in the DAISY Award recognition program. The DAISY Foundation was created by the family of Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications related to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. Patrick spent the final 8 weeks of his life in the hospital and his family vividly recalled the “skillful and compassionate care” he received from his nurses. 

LVMC Community Update

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

What happened on this date in history?

1941 - After nearly 15 years of work, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota was completed. The colossal sculpture features the heads of Presidents George WashingtonThomas JeffersonTheodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
1974Muhammad Ali regained the heavyweight title by knocking out George Foreman in the eighth round during the fight billed as the "Rumble in the Jungle.” (It would be ironic if he knocked out George Foreman by punching him in the “grill.”)
2003 – basketball player LeBron James, who was drafted directly out of high school, made his NBA debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

LVMC Community Update

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

What happened on this date in history?
1925 – Johnny Carson was born. Before retiring in 1992, he hosted the Tonight Show for 30 years. Johnny Carson died in 2005, at the age of 80.
2001 – Apple introduced the iPod, a portable media player that became one of the most successful and revolutionary products of the early 2000s.
2007 - Space Shuttle Discovery began a 14-day mission to the International Space Station to deliver the Harmony module for future Space Station assembly missions.

LVMC Community Update

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

What happened on this date in history? 1928 - A patent was awarded for the first practical light bulb frosted on the inside. As a practical joke, new employees at General Electric's National Electric Lamp Company were assigned the task of making a practical light bulb frosted on the inside, as it was believed impossible to do. Until new employee, Marvin Pipkin (not to be confused with “Popkin”),was assigned this task - and did it. 1964 – America meets the Beatles for the first time, before 728 exuberant fans (out of 50,000 who requested tickets) on the Ed Sullivan Show. 1987 – Jessica McClure (“Baby Jessica”) the 18-month-old baby is rescued from a 22-foot-deep shaft she had fallen into 58½ hours earlier.

LVMC

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center is following the guidelines put forth by the California Department of Public Health and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department regarding restrictions on visitors to the hospital. The restrictions are in place and updated as needed, to slow the spread of community transmission of COVID-19.

LVMC Community Update

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

What happened on this date in history?

1701 - Yale University (originally named Collegiate School of Connecticut), chartered in New Haven. 1888 - Built-in 1848 and dedicated in 1885, the Washington Monument, honoring the first president, George Washington, opened to the public in Washington, D.C. 1940 - John Lennon was born, in Liverpool, England. (He would have turned 80 today!

LVMC Community Update

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

What happened on this date in history? 1950 – Charles Schulz’s comic strip, “Peanuts” was printed for the first time in nine newspapers around the United States. 1967 - Thurgood Marshall took the oath of office to become the first African-American member of the United States Supreme Court. 2016 – Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final Los Angeles Dodgers game after a record 67 Major League Baseball seasons.

LVMC Update

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

What happened on this date in history?

1956- The first underwater telephone service from the United States to Europe began using two 2,250 mile cables under the Atlantic Ocean to provide the clearest all wire voice link between the two continents. 1965- Willie Mays, at the age of 34, became the oldest man to hit 50 home runs in a single season. He had also set the record for the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier. 1981- Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice of the Supreme Court when she was sworn in as the 102nd justice. She had been nominated the previous July by President Ronald Reagan.

LVMC Community Update

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Today we will start a new “feature” …What happened on this date in history?

In 1972, the TV series M*A*S*H debuted on CBS. In 1970, 27-year-old rock star, Jimi Hendrix, died in London. In 1851, the first edition of the New York Daily Times, which became the New York Times, was published.