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Giving the CCC a Makeover

Written by Carolyn “Sue” Huseman on in Blog

Members of the Lompoc Hospital Foundation are actively raising money to help give the 110-bed Comprehensive Care Center a major makeover. The foundation, now more than a year into its capital campaign, has raised approximately $500,000 toward the much-anticipated renovation project. Foundation President Alice Milligan is reaching out into the community to urge donations to the $2 million campaign, noting that most of the rooms have not been remodeled since the building opened more than 40 years ago.

Members of the Lompoc Hospital Foundation are actively raising money to help give the 110-bed Comprehensive Care Center a major makeover. The foundation, now more than a year into its capital campaign, has raised approximately $500,000 toward the much-anticipated renovation project. Foundation President Alice Milligan is reaching out into the community to urge donations to the $2 million campaign, noting that most of the rooms have not been remodeled since the building opened more than 40 years ago.

“These rooms are in dire need of attention,” Milligan said. “Having a facility like this is so important. Our community members deserve to have these rooms improved.”

Among the major donors are the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization, the LVMC Women’s Auxiliary and the LVMC Employee Council. The CCC opened in 1975 to provide local access to long-term care service for residents of the Lompoc Valley. The center’s rooms have had had very few improvements in the past 30 years and are desperately in need of an upgrade. When the funds are raised, every patient room will get a major overhaul, from furnishings to the addition of Wifi.

In the past few years, LVMC has paid for the upgrading of flooring, remodeling of nursing stations, painting and new artwork. The Foundation fundraising will pay for the modernization of the patient rooms at an estimated cost of about $25,000 per room.

“The CCC is an integral part of the fabric of LVMC and our community,” said Chief Executive Officer Jim Raggio. “Maintaining a home-like environment for our residents is critical to our continued success.” The Foundation is also offering room-naming opportunities, including the Skilled Nursing Facility dining room, activity center, Skilled Nursing wing and more.

The non-profit public benefit Lompoc Hospital Foundation was incorporated Sept. 12, 1990 with a goal of promoting health education in the community, raising funds to purchase critically needed medical technology or equipment and educating the public about the hospital’s services, facilities and programs.

To donate to the CCC Capital Campaign, contact Milligan at 805-736-4005 or the Foundation at 805-737-5762.

To become a foundation member, send name, address, phone number and email address to Lompoc Hospital Foundation, PO Box 883, Lompoc CA 93438-0883.

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Author: Carolyn “Sue” Huseman, Foundation, Vice President

Sue has lived in Lompoc since 1969 and is a retired Information Technology, Accounting, and Retail Sales ROP teacher. She has previously been a contract accountant and property manager. She is a regent with the Daughters of the American Revolution and is a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary Club. She is a member of the NU chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization. She attended the Oklahoma State University School of Business and Allan Hancock College and earned her bachelor's of science degree from the University of LaVerne. She heard her teaching credential at Chapman University and has also attended the College of William and Mary and Central State University.