Community Connection, Issue 201


Jim Raggio, CEO

All facets of the healthcare delivery system were anxiously waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether they would uphold the federal subsidies to 34 states that did not develop a state-run health exchange.  The courts’ decision was announced on June 25, 2015, and favored the Obama administration by upholding federal subsidies for those 34 states.

Seniors practicing Activities of Daily Life

As part of the renovation of the Comprehensive Care Center, a new Occupational Therapy transitional kitchen was recently installed. Renovations, including a new physical therapy gym and a Skilled Nursing resident dining room, are paid for through a $400,000 Lompoc Hospital Foundation donation.


Summer Janklow

When presented with the blank canvas of designing the interior of the newly constructed Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Summer Janklow saw it as an opportunity to repay all the gifts she’d been given in her life.

Champion Center

The Champion Center, Lompoc Healthcare District’s chemical dependency treatment facility, is open for business and is establishing itself as the region’s premier treatment center.


Dr. Tomas Machin, with his birds

During the day, LVMC pathologist Dr. Tomas Machin spends much of his time peering into a microscope, identifying diseases by studying cells and tissues or looking for abnormalities in tissue. It’s largely a quiet, studious endeavor.

Dr. Donna Walker, MD

Dr. Donna Walker sought for years to have a radiation treatment center established in Lompoc, to assist in the treatment of her more than 800 oncology patients. Now, through a strategic partnership with Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Dr. Walker will begin practicing in the new building under construction by Lompoc Radiation Oncology, a branch of Coastal Radiation Oncology, on East Ocean Avenue, adjacent to her current office.