meals on wheels volunteers

in LVMC News

Every month, LVMC’s kitchen and cafe serve about 10,000 meals to patients and customers at the Ocean’s Seven Cafe.

Steve Popkin, CEO

in LVMC News

Greetings Lompoc Residents,

I took the reins at LVMC on February 28, after the well-earned retirement of Jim Raggio. I am appreciative of the very warm welcome I received from everyone I have interacted with, and I look forward to being actively involved in the community.

Dick Newcomb and brother

in Patient Stories

Dick Newcomb and his younger brother Glen were always close as siblings, even with four years separating them.

people rubbing their temples

in Health & Wellness

Are you feeling worried or angry? Irritable or depressed? Are you unable to focus? You may find that you are suffering from stress.

rendering on Meningitis infection

in Health & Wellness

The bacterial or viral infection known as meningitis can kill within 24 hours, so recognizing the

Food Trucks

in LVMC News

At the Corner of East Walnut Ave and North 4th St.

Our Comprehensive Care Center invites you to bring your appetite to the May Moveable Meals Fest! Every Thursday in May, a local food truck vendor will be near the corner of East Walnut Avenue and North 4th Street, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Purchase the meal of your choice and relax on our grassy lawn for your lunch and some friendly conversation, or take it to go. Bring your wallet, your appetite, a blanket or chair and enjoy!


in LVMC News

If you’re like many people, there are probably a few unused or expired prescription medications in your bathroom or cabinets.

Naomi Hopkins, her baby and her obgyn Dr. Huss

in Patient Stories

Lompoc resident Naomi Hopkins has been a patient of Dr. Rod Huss’ for a year, and last October, he delivered her daughter, Phoenix Skye White.

man sitting alone with several empty bottles

in Health & Wellness

Excessive drinking can greatly increase a person’s risks of injuries, drowning, liver disease, some types of cancer and violence.

Maria Dealba

in Staff Spotlight

Maria Dealba is a Patient Accounting Representative at LVMC and was hired in 1999 as a Certified Nursing assistant, working at the Comprehensive Care Center and the Medical/Surgical department. She has also worked as a receptionist in Physical Therapy and admitting. She has worked in Patient Accounting since 2002. 

Pamela martin speaking with Dr Cortese

in Patient Stories

Lompoc resident Pamela Martin hasn’t had the best of luck with her bones. But lucky for her, she found orthopedic surgeon David Cortese, MD.

Emily Bertsch

in Staff Spotlight

Emily Bertsch is a Nurse Practitioner at our Lompoc Health &emdash; Hematology-Oncology Center.  She was hired in July 2017 but previously worked for LVMC from 2010-2013.

Gonzalez Family

in Patient Stories

For the Gonzalez family, the arrival this week of newborn Paul Augustine Gonzalez is lucky #13. Maria and Jose Gonzalez welcomed tiny Paul at 8:33 pm on Tuesday in LVMC’s Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Postpartum department, with assistance from OBGYN Dr. Rod Huss.

kid with pink swollen eyes

in Advisories

Most parents have encountered the highly contagious inflammation known as “pink eye” at some point. Also known by its medical term of “conjunctivitis,” it is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Crispy Cheddar Fish Sticks

in Healthy Cooking

If you’re looking for ways to eat healthier, consider leaving behind the tried-and-true frozen fish sticks for this fresh and flavorful dinner.