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LVMC ER

This morning at 6:45 am, an unknown individual approached a local physician at Lompoc Valley Medical Center as he was readying to enter the acute hospital at the rear entrance of the building.

The individual assaulted the physician and attempted to rob him. Officers with the Lompoc Police Department responded to the incident, and the suspect is now in custody. Police officers remain at the hospital completing their investigation.

The physician is being treated and evaluated.

Lorraine Jones, MSN, RN

Lorraine Jones, MSN, RN, has been named the new Administrator of LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center. Most recently, Lorraine was the Director of the Critical Care and Emergency Departments.


Frank Smith, MD

Lompoc Valley Medical Center extends its condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of former local surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Smith, who was killed in the crash of his twin-engine Aztec airplane on Jan. 17.

Jim Raggio

A ceremony was held at Lompoc Valley Medical Center Tuesday with members of the medical staff, in honor of retiring Chief Executive Officer Jim Raggio.


Dr. Sylvia Krzeminski

We are proud to introduce Dr. Sylvia Krzeminski, MD our newest physician to join Lompoc Health - North H Center. An Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Krzeminski comes from Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was an Internal Medicine resident at the designated county hospital for the Phoenix and surrounding metropolitan areas.

Learn more about Dr. Sylvia Krzeminski

elderly woman and her daughter

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

  • Hosted by Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Family Caregiver Support Network
  • Date: January 17, 2019
  • Speaker: Donna Beal, MPH, MCHES
  • Time: 9 am - 11 am
  • Location: 1515 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc
  • RSVP required: Call 1-800-272-3900 to pre-register.

Lompoc Health - North H Center

Lompoc Valley Medical Center would like to introduce you to Lompoc Health - North H Center. The building formerly owned by Sansum Clinic, at 1225 North H St., is now open with the same amazing group of healthcare staff and providers patients have been used to for more than a decade.

First Lompoc Baby of 2019 and family

Kalea Ancheta came into the world at 10:43 am on January 1, becoming Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s First Baby of 2019.

Kalea was born to parents Mayra Ancheta, a Registered Nurse at LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center, and Darrell Ancheta, a maintenance supervisor with Santa Barbara County Housing Authority.