LVMC Community Update, February 26, 2021

in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on the status of the CCC, COVID-19 vaccine, new COVID-19 cases and positivity rate.

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This week our CEO updates the community on the status of the CCC, COVID-19 vaccine, new COVID-19 cases and positivity rate.

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

What happened on this date in history?

  • 1919 – The Grand Canyon National Park was established.
  • 2009 - The Simpsons tied Gunsmoke, the TV Western that ended in 1975, as the longest running TV series. The Simpsons has continued since then and in 2020 has concluded its 31st season on the air.
  • 2013 - Retired American basketball player Dennis Rodman visited North Korea along with three members of the Harlem Globetrotters, during rising tensions between the US and North Korea.

Comprehensive Care Center

  • There continues to be no Covid positive residents at the CCC.

Vaccine

Covid and Flu Information

  • New Covid cases, positivity rate, and hospitalizations have continued to decline in Santa Barbara County this week. LVMC currently has 8 Covid positive inpatients, 4 of which are receiving ICU care.
  • In Santa Barbara County the incidence of flu is significantly down compared to last year, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. According to Public Health Department data, this year there have been 1,028 flu tests performed on hospital inpatients. All 1,028 were negative (0% positivity rate). Last year, the flu test positivity rate peaked during the week of February 7, at 28.3%.

Thank you for your continued support, and as always, please feel free to contact me atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or (805) 737-3301. Until next time, be well and stay safe!

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Steve Popkin
Chief Executive Officer

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Author: Steve Popkin, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen D. “Steve” Popkin became Chief Executive Officer of LVMC in February 2019. Mr. Popkin has more than 32 years of experience in senior health care management, including 18 years in Chief Executive Officer positions.

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