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Lompoc Valley Medical Center and Sansum Clinic announced Friday that they are in the early stages of discussions to transition ownership of Sansum’s Lompoc facility at 1225 N H St.

Jim Raggio, CEO

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When I arrived at LVMC in 1980, the primary referral hospital for services not provided locally was, and continues to be, Cottage Health. Our respective administrative and medical staffs have worked closely over the past two decades to develop a professional relationship based on trust and mutual respect. Two recent examples are the collaboration LVMC has with Cottage Health to provide immediate access to neurology consults, via tele-neurology, which is a necessary and critical component of LVMC’s stroke program and our acute heart attack program (called STEMI) which enables us to quickly transport patients needing cardiac catheterization to Cottage Health.

CCC Staff in front of facility

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Comprehensive Care Center has been awarded a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The CMS ratings range from 1 to 5 stars and are based on quality measures, health inspections and staffing. Nursing homes with 5-Star ratings are considered to be significantly above average in quality.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center Emergency Department and Critical Care Unit Director Lorraine Jones was recently presented with the Defense Department’s “Patriot Award,” by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Lompoc valley

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY - Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) and Cottage Health (CH) are pleased to announce a collaboration to meet shared goals of service and care. The collaboration will bring new opportunities to enhance current clinical services, expand clinical research and education, and broaden community outreach programs.

Dr. Mohammad Tabek Bakir, MD

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center is proud to introduce Dr. Mohammad Tabek Bakir, MD our newest peditrician to join our Physicians Services office. Dr. Bakir earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the California State University at Northridge and took master’s level courses in biology from CSU Northridge. Dr. Bakir earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica in 2014. He worked as a Head Teaching Assistant at CSU Northridge.

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This month, we celebrate Healthcare Risk Management, and as the department responsible for that role at Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC), I’d like to inform you about the work healthcare risk management professionals do to help their organizations eliminate preventable, serious safety events.

Calcium Challenge

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) is teaming up with American Bone Health for a “Calcium Challenge,” on June 27.

This free, interactive event will help participants get on the path to a stronger and healthier lifestyle.

If you are frequently fatigued, suffer from dry skin, have numb or tingling fingers or get muscle cramps, you may not be getting enough calcium in your diet.

CCC

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In recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, we honor the foresight of voters 43 years ago for approving a $1.5 million bond for the construction of what was called the Convalescent Care Center.

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In 1974, then-President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer week as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of all volunteers. For the past 44 years, charities, hospitals, and communities have taken this time in April to recognize volunteers and foster a culture of service.

Kay’s Collectibles

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Longtime Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) labor and delivery nurse Kay McKenzie Gustafson spent much of her retirement attending craft fairs, selling teddy bears wearing various outfits under the guise of “Kay’s Collectibles.”

CCC Nurse Leadership

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Comprehensive Care Center has been recognized by the American Health Care Association for meeting key quality initiative goals. The AHCA, in collaboration with the National Center for Assisted Living, aims to improve the lives of those receiving long-term or post-acute care. The AHCA Quality Initiative is a national, multi-year effort to improve quality of care in long-term and post-acute care centers.

 Dr. Lloyd Trujillo

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Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Lloyd Trujillo, MD is returning to Lompoc in June and will join OBGYN Dr. Rodney Huss, MD in treating patients at Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services, 136 N Third St.

Music & Memory, elderly resident

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Anna Cooley spends most of her days in bed or a wheelchair, not speaking and locked in the isolation of Alzheimer’s disease. The 82-year-old lives at the Comprehensive Care Center, where staff works to engage her by talking to her and involving her in activities. Most of the time, she is withdrawn and stranded in her mind.

Medication, pills

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center is the first facility in Santa Barbara County to receive a “MED-Project” medication disposal kiosk. The bright blue kiosk is now in place near at Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital, in our outpatient waiting room near the Laboratory department.