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.
Community Connection, Issue 201
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.
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.