Community Connection

Community Connection, Issue 206

Community Connection: Fall, 2017

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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.

Bev Chandler Walter

Bev Chandler Walter has the kind of life that seems perfect for Hollywood. And that’s the way it was for many years, as she acted in westerns and performed alongside the famed trick rider Montie Montana. She gained fame for taking her solo pilot flight after just less than seven hours of instruction and emphatically calls herself a “cowboy” rather than a cowgirl, because “cowboying” is her profession.

 Dr. David Cortese

Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services welcomes Dr. David Cortese to the facility on Third Street, where he will provide a full range of Orthopaedic services to the community. Dr. Cortese is a fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Reconstructive Surgery.

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.

Dr. Dushyant Viswanathan

Dushyant Viswanathan, MD, a dual board-certified integrative internal medicine and hospital medicine specialist had one purpose in bringing his service to Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital; “We want to create a culture that will ultimately serve the community,” said the physician known as Dr. DV.

Dr. Srinivas Vuthoori

Dr. Srinivas Vuthoori, or Dr. V as he is called, has worked in large hospitals, and in managed care practices with thousands of patients. “I was a hospitalist before I knew what a hospitalist was,” the internist says.

Elizabeth Linneman

If anyone needs to know the moods, or likes and dislikes, of the Comprehensive Care Center (CCC)’s residents, Elizabeth Linneman is the person with the information.

Caring for the Caregiver

Family Caregiver Support Network Coordinator Adrianna Rojas is an advocate of researching and providing the appropriate resources and services to fit each caregiver’s need.