Pediatric Patient playing Wii

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Our youngest patients now have a little more to do while they’re healing. Thanks to Lompoc’s ChildLife Connection and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, LVMC was the recipient of a state-of-the-art Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment unit. Powered by the latest WiiU system from Nintendo, the Starlight Fun Center offers online access to family-friendly video games, movies, documentaries and educational content.

Sonia Brown with with OB Nurses

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Forty years ago this week, Sonia Brown walked into Lompoc Hospital, figuring she might become a volunteer or maybe even try to get hired. The native of Jamaica had completed her nursing training in London, England, and moved to the U.S. with her husband, Billie, a service member.

Care Map

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The origin of the popular saying “It takes a village to raise a child,” will likely be debated forever. Some say it’s an ancient African proverb, and others contend it’s a Native American saying. No matter its origin, the saying is astute in its recognition of how many hands, eyes, and ears are required to care for a child. But really, the same can also be said for any person who is in need of care.

Sharon Martinez

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Lompoc attorney Sharon L. Martinez is the newest member of the five-person Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors. Martinez was appointed in late January by the current board to serve out the remaining months of the term left vacant by the death last December of Linual White Jr. White, who had served on the board since the fall of 2014.

golfer mid swing

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It’s that time of year again, time to sign up for the 27th annual Flower Valley Golf Classic on May 18. Set amid the rolling, oak-dotted landscape of 309 acres at the Mission Club, the tournament is a fun-filled day of golf, food, camaraderie, a competitive silent auction and a rousing live auction.

Emmi

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Our online tools take complex medical information and make it simple and easy-to-understand.  Our free educational programs can help you prepare for an upcoming procedure or manage your chronic condition. Have you ever sought advice about coping with heart disease? Or wondered how house dust and smoke impact your asthma? Perhaps you’ve considered undergoing a sleep study, but don’t know what it involves.

Sharon L. Martinez

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Lompoc attorney Sharon L. Martinez has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors. By unanimous vote during a special board meeting on Monday, the board chose Martinez from among a highly qualified slate of candidates. She will fill the seat held by the late Linual White Jr., who died in last December. The term expires in November, with a general election for a full four-year term occurring on Nov. 6.

Jim Raggio, CEO

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After 20 years leading Lompoc Valley Medical Center as its Chief Executive Officer, Jim Raggio on Thursday announced his retirement. Raggio will end his extensive healthcare career on June 30. He has held the top leadership role for the healthcare district since 1998 and was first employed at Lompoc hospital in 1980. Raggio said in a message to the LVMC Board of Directors that it was with the “utmost sense of pride and gratitude” that he was announcing his retirement.

OB Nurses

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For the second year in a row, Lompoc Valley Medical Center was recognized for surpassing a federal goal aimed at reducing Cesarean births for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies. LVMC was among the 111 California hospitals that met or surpassed a federal target for that goal, according to the California Health and Human Services Agency.

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Congratulations to LVMC Employee of the Quarter Kim Nelson. Kim, a Clinical Informatics Analyst, has worked at LVMC for 10 years. She said when it dawned on her that she was to be the recipient, she wanted to run. “I’m shocked, I’m shaking,” she said, tears in her eyes. “It’s exciting, I’m excited,” she said. “But I just think, we have over 700 employees …they’re so wonderful.”

CCC Staff

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Comprehensive Care Center (CCC) is offering a free Nursing Assistant Training Program at the skilled nursing facility. This educational effort is a way to give students a diverse and comprehensive education and, if desired, provide a career path to nursing.

Child in hospital bed and Family

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Eight-year-old Lucy Gross was understandably worried about having some minor surgery Friday at Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital.  It was a “very scary” morning for the youngster, who wasn’t sure what to expect, said her mother, Sarah. But when the Lucy arrived at Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s (LVMC) Perioperative Department, she was given a special brightly colored pediatric surgical gown covered with characters from Mario Brothers. 

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The Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) Board of Directors is seeking to fill a vacancy following the December passing of Board Member Linual White Jr. The board will accept resumes and letters of intent from interested applicants until noon on Jan. 19, 2018. The appointment to fill the vacancy is planned for the Board of Directors’ regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 25.

Rangel family with new baby and nurses

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A 7-pound, 10-ounce newborn boy arrived on New Year’s Day — making him Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s first baby of 2018. Bryson Anthony Rangel was due to be born on Dec. 29, but the second son of Danielle and Ruben Rangel appeared to be perfectly happy to stay in utero for several days past his expected arrival.

Nurse with Patient

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Comprehensive Care Center (CCC) is screening all visitors for influenza-like illness at the skilled nursing facility due to an increase in influenza cases at the center. CCC staff is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the management of influenza in long-term care facilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies an “outbreak” as when two or more residents are confirmed to have influenza.