Surgery Team in surgery
Preparing for Surgery During COVID-19

Needing surgery or a procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic may cause anxiety in some people. As the LVMC Chief of Staff and a surgeon, I want to assure you that the highest measures possible are being taken to ensure your safety -- and ours -- during this pandemic. We know you probably have questions, and it’s important that you have those answered. If you’re uncertain about something, please ask your surgeon or primary care physician.

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LVMC Community Update, July 31, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

July has come to an end today, baseball has begun (kind of), you probably missed your window to get a haircut, and the Covid-19 (“Covid”) situation continues largely unchanged.

LVMC
Lompoc Valley Medical Center Community Update, July 24, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

I will do you all a favor and keep it short today. There is not too much new in the world of Covid this week, but there are a few things of note. As previously mentioned, each week I will provide information on a couple things of interest happening at LVMC (which includes the hospital, CCC, and Lompoc Health clinics.)

LVMC
Lompoc Valley Medical Center Community Update, July 17, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Although I always enjoy communicating with all of you, I was not particularly looking forward to writing this week’s letter, because there isn’t much good to report on the COVID-19 (“Covid”) front. I suppose “the good news is that the bad news isn’t that bad” (that sounds like Yogi Berra!).

LVMC
Public Health Officer Issues Order Restricting Visitation at Hospitals

Effective July 13, 2020,

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Santa Barbara County, the California Department of Public Health and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department have implemented new hospital restrictions regarding visitors at all area hospitals.

LVMC
LVMC Community Update, July 2, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

California and Santa Barbara County are in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19. The Lompoc Valley Community has, for the most part, been exempted from this second wave. However, with COVID-19, the situation seems to change on a dime, for better or for worse. So, as we are hopeful that the second wave crashes and fades away, we must all be diligent in doing everything we can to help make that happen. But, for this weekend, let’s put COVID-19 in the back of our minds and celebrate Independence Day, and the amazing County in which we live!

LVMC
Lompoc Valley Medical Center Community Update, June 26, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Those of you who pay close attention to these weekly updates (if any!) might notice that I changed the heading from COVID-19 Community Update, to just Community Update. That is because, beginning with this edition, I have included updates on some matters in addition to COVID-19. I know we are all looking forward to a time when COVID-19 no longer consumes us. Although it may not seem like it now, I firmly believe that time will be upon us sooner than we think.

LVMC
LVMC COVID-19 Community Update, June 19, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Today, I will provide some analysis of COVID-19 statistics, based upon Santa Barbara County Public Health Department data.  All of the figures below exclude data pertaining to the Federal Correctional Complex. For those who are getting “COVID-19 Fatigue,” next week I plan to include updates regarding other “happenings” at LVMC. 

LVMC
LVMC COVID-19 Community Update, June 12, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

You are probably aware that the Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer issued an Order indicating that effective today, businesses in the following classifications may reopen, if they have implemented the required infection prevention measures: Family Entertainment Centers; Hotels, Lodging, and Short-Term Rentals for Tourism or Individual Travel; Childcare Programs and Providers; Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums; Campgrounds, RVs, and Outdoor Recreation; Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities, and Racetracks; Music, Film, and TV Production; Professional Sports; Gyms and Fitness Centers; Restaurants, Wineries, and Bars; Day Camps; Schools and School-Based Programs; and Higher Education.

LVMC COVID-19 Community Update, June 5, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

This week, Coronavirus has taken a back seat in the 24/7 news cycle. Although serendipitously, the timing coincides with the slow return to normal for the Lompoc Valley Community and Santa Barbara County. Personally, this week I had three dine-in meals, partially to support our local restaurants, and partially because I can’t cook! The restaurants were not crowded and there was plenty of space to social distance. I felt very safe, and I think you would, too.

LVMC
Lompoc Valley Medical Center COVID-19 Community Update, May 29, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective. 

This has been a rather “slow news week” in regard to Covid-19 in the Lompoc Valley Community, but I will update you on a few items.

LVMC
LVMC COVID-19 Community Update, May 22, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective.