Dr. Tomas Machin

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Dr. Tomas Machin has been named Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC)’s 2017 Physician of the Year. An anatomic and clinical pathology physician, Dr. Machin was chosen by LVMC staff for exemplifying our values and for maintaining the trust of the community, patients, and residents; for continuously striving to improve services; for communicating openly and honestly and for working as a team member with hospital staff.

CCC Staff

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center's Comprehensive Care Center was awarded a prestigious 5-Star quality rating this month from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The CCC is a 110-bed skilled nursing and post-acute rehabilitation facility at 216 N Third St.

Linual A. White Jr.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center mourns the passing of Board of Directors member Linual A. White Jr., who died December 6.

Soon after he was elected to the board 3 years ago Linual was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. I have never seen anyone travel his path with such dignity and grace. He was a remarkable man and superior Board member. He will be missed by all. Our prayers go out to him and his family.

Paramedic Sarah Marsango

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When an agitated and uncooperative patient began choking a Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) Emergency triage nurse, Paramedic Sarah Marsango jumped in to help without regard for her own safety.

Jim Raggio, CEO

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Last July, Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Chief Nurse Executive Jayne Scalise announced her plans to retire at the end of this calendar year. Her announcement caused me to reflect back on everything she has accomplished during the past 14 years in her role.

Elizabeth Linneman

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If anyone needs to know the moods, or likes and dislikes, of the Comprehensive Care Center (CCC)’s residents, Elizabeth Linneman is the person with the information.

Caring for the Caregiver

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Family Caregiver Support Network Coordinator Adrianna Rojas is an advocate of researching and providing the appropriate resources and services to fit each caregiver’s need.

Meet Nancy Mutoro, MD (Internal Medicine)

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center is proud to introduce Dr. Nancy Mutoro, MD our newest physician to join Physicians Services. Dr. Mutoro earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas in 2013.

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new physician

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Introducing Dr. Dale Amanda Tylor, MD, MPH, she specializes in treating children for ear and hearing issues. She is affiliated with ENT Associates of Santa Barbara. She received her medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

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Shhhh

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In an effort to promote patient healing and improve the quality of care, Lompoc Valley Medical Center has embarked on an initiative to encourage a quieter hospital environment. Studies have shown that high levels of sound can have a negative physical and psychological effect on patients by disrupting sleep, increasing stress and decreasing patients’ confidence in the competence of their caregivers.

quiet at night

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From the early times and struggles of nurse Florence Nightingale to the current day and times, noise has remained a challenge for patients and hospitals across the nation. Nightingale, considered the founder of modern nursing, wrote in 1859 in her now famous Notes on Nursing that “Necessary noise is that which damages the patient. Unnecessary noise is the cruelest absence of care.”

David Cortese, MD

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Introducing Dr. David Cortese, he is an orthopaedic surgeon with Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services Clinic. He earned his medical degree at the University of California at Irvine’s College of Medicine. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering physics and a master of science in optical science.

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OR Staff before leaving for Fiji

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Three members of Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC)’s clinical staff are heading this week to a remote island near Fiji on a medical mission. Perioperative Services Director Katie Gorndt and Surgical Technicians Marisol Ruiz and Francesca Davis leave Friday for 10 days on Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua Levu.

Yvette Cope, CNE

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) Chief Executive Officer Jim Raggio announced this week that Yvette Cope has been selected as the healthcare district’s new Chief Nurse Executive. Cope, a registered nurse who holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing, will replace retiring Chief Nurse Executive Jayne Scalise as of Jan. 1, 2018. Cope is currently LVMC’s Assistant Nurse Executive.

students at lvmc

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center and Lompoc High School has forged a unique partnership designed to expand student knowledge of careers in the medical field. Every spring, a group of students come to the hospital on Fridays for an intense round of job-shadowing in various departments.