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For the second time in a decade, Dr. Rollin Bailey has been named Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Physician of the Year.

new board members Dr. Christopher Lumsdaine, Dr. Elham “Ellie” Novin Baheran and Leslie Kelly, RN

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During a brief ceremony today, three new members of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors were sworn into office. Dr. Christopher Lumsdaine, Dr. Elham “Ellie” Novin Baheran and Leslie Kelly, RN, each won four-year terms of office in the November election. The new members join Board President Ray Down and Dr. David McAninch III on the board.

patient using patient portal

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For those patients who use our hospital-based health record portal, please be aware that our current portal went offline on December 3. The system has been replaced with a new offering, called FollowMyHealth. That new system is be available for patient use after being discharged from a hospital-based service. All current portal users will receive an email invitation to create a new patient portal account on that day. 

Lompoc Sansum Clinic

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During its monthly meeting, the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors approved the purchase of the Sansum Lompoc practice at 1225 North H Street. The board authorized CEO Jim Raggio to negotiate the purchase of the 15-year-old, 30,908-square-foot building and its interior assets for the projected purchase price of $8.75 million.

pills

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center has created a Medication Reconciliation Team comprised of specially trained pharmacy technicians whose job it is to ensure a patient’s at-home prescriptions are in sync with those taken while in the hospital.

Lompoc Valley

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On November 13th, at 6 pm Jim Raggio, CEO will discuss the planned acquisition of the Sansum Clinic Lompoc practice and answer questions about the transition of services and staff. In preparation for the event, we have provided answers to frequently asked questions.

LVMC Quality Team

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National Healthcare Quality Week brings greater recognition for the healthcare quality profession and the contributions and impacts these professionals make in their organization, including Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC). Chief Medical Officer Randall Michel, M.D., F.A.C.S., said he has had the opportunity during the past three years to directly observe the impact that a well-run Quality Assurance department can have on the practice of medicine at LVMC.

Paul Fry with LVMC employees

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services has been named a top Family Practice Performer by CenCal Health.

CenCal Health administers the Medi-Cal program in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. There are approximately 1,100 CenCal members using Physician Services for Primary Care needs.

Steve Popkin, CEO

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The Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors has selected Stephen Popkin as its new Chief Executive Officer.

The LVMC Board of Directors has extended Mr. Popkin an employment offer and are currently in final negotiations. The board anticipates details of the final contract will be discussed and approved at the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 25.

Paul Fry with Nurse

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I had the opportunity to eat lunch with a Physician Assistant who graduated from the second graduating class at the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant program in 1971. I was fascinated with the conversation thinking of the value this individual has to the P.A. profession.

pharmacy tech doing stuff

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At Lompoc Valley Medical Center Pharmacy Services, the quality of the product we deliver to our patients is a top priority.  We are committed to ensuring that all intravenous (IV) medications meet or exceed federal and state standards as well as national safety recommendations.   

nursing staff

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September 23-29 is Nursing Professional Development Week.  This provides an ideal opportunity to recognize the education accomplishments of Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s (LVMC’s) nursing staff. Nurses are expected to function at a high level, in ever-changing conditions, to provide the best possible care for their patients.

lompoc valley

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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.