Community Connection

Community Connection: Winter 2018

Community Connection: Winter, 2018

Keep an eye out. Our Winter issue will be arriving in mail boxes across the Lompoc Valley soon.

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Dr. Tettin

Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital Emergency Department physician Dr. James Trettin acknowledges that his father’s career might have had some influence on his own decision to pursue medical school.

Dr. Silkman

If you follow the career progression that brings Dr. Lee Silkman to Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services, you should begin at a small clinic in Honduras. It was there that the University of Vermont environmental sciences major had her first exposure to working one-on-one in a healthcare setting.

Care Map

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

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

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.


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V2 Health

Patients being treated in Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC)’s 60-bed acute care hospital now have their care managed by hospitalists, known as “V2 Health.” The two “V’s” in that name is Dr. Dushyant Viswanathan and Dr. Srinivas Vuthoori. Both internal medicine physicians began working together several years ago in various medical facilities in Palm Desert, before moving to the Central Coast. The physicians, who are joined by Dr. Daryl Chestney, have been handling hospital cases since Aug. 1.

Jim Raggio, CEO

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.