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Staff Spotlight: Karen Koppes
Karen Koppes, BSN, RN, CMSRN, is the Lompoc Valley Medical Center nurse educator. She was hired in May 2018, coming to the acute hospital from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She was previously a surgical trauma unit nurse, charge nurse, cardiac rehab unit nurse and clinical instructor for Santa Barbara City College’s School of Nursing.
Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Carpio
Elizabeth Carpio has worked at the Comprehensive Care Center for almost 20 years, but people rarely see her. Elizabeth is a prep cook/cook in the CCC kitchen and laughs that no one knows who the kitchen staff is, because of their behind-the-scenes work.
Using Healthy Eating Habits to Guide Your Life
Most Americans do not have enough fruits and vegetables in their diets. According to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study in 2015, only 12 percent of adults ate enough fruit and only 9 percent of the adult population ate the recommended amount of vegetables. The numbers are even lower for adolescents.
The Emotions of Heart Disease
A diagnosis of heart disease from your physician can cause a myriad of emotions. As you recover from the immediacy of the new medical situation, you may find yourself in emotional turmoil. You may feel scared, alone and confused. You may even feel like a totally different person. But there are ways you can cope with the disease, and most people continue to live healthy, productive lives.
Incident at LVMC
in LVMC News
This morning at 6:45 am, an unknown individual approached a local physician at Lompoc Valley Medical Center as he was readying to enter the acute hospital at the rear entrance of the building.
The individual assaulted the physician and attempted to rob him. Officers with the Lompoc Police Department responded to the incident, and the suspect is now in custody. Police officers remain at the hospital completing their investigation.
The physician is being treated and evaluated.
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