Thanksgiving meal

in Healthy Cooking

Maybe Aunt Edna’s fattening cranberry dessert is your downfall, or mashed potatoes piled with butter and salt. Maybe you’re in a family where there’s not just a turkey on the table, but also a ham or other main dishes.


in Health & Wellness

While millions of people are aware of their diagnosis, millions more may have COPD and not know the name of their medical issue. COPD is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe.

patient getting a blood draw

in Health & Wellness

The A1C blood test provides information about average levels of blood sugar and can be used to diagnose certain types of diabetes.

Doctor examining xray

in Health & Wellness

Some medical imaging tests can involve exposure to ionizing radiation, and patients should know the risks.

Kim Nelson

in Staff Spotlight

We are periodically spotlighting employees who volunteer their time and talents to help our community. Kim Nelson is a Clinical Informatics Analyst and has been with LVMC for more than 11 years.

Agnes Anderson

in Staff Spotlight

Agnes Anderson is a clinical clerical aide who was hired in March 2017. She can often be found at LVMC’s Diagnostic Imaging registration area, or at Lompoc Health – North H Center.

Maria Bustamante

in Staff Spotlight

Maria Bustamante is an Environmental Services employee at the Comprehensive Care Center. She was hired as an EVS technician in 2001 and has worked at the CCC ever since. She is a past Employee of the Quarter for Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

Maryellen Arias

in Staff Spotlight

Maryellen Arias was hired in March and is one of the vital Lompoc Health employees staffing the busy Call Center at the North H Street site. 

Alexander Tabin

in Staff Spotlight

Alexander Tabin is a Certified Nursing Assistant at Lompoc Health – North H Center. He originally started in March 2018 at the Comprehensive Care Center.

dark clounds over santa barbara

in Advisories

Maria Fire in Ventura County Causing Smoke Impacts

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. —Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Alert through the weekend, or until conditions improve. The Maria Fire burning in Ventura County is producing smoke that may affect Santa Barbara County.


in Health & Wellness

The medical field has made substantial investments in developing new, ground-breaking pharmaceuticals designed to support those on a path to health and wellness. Though, a one-dimensional emphasis on external sources of therapeutic help doesn’t take into consideration one of the most powerful tools available. 

Staff of Lompoc Health North Third Center presented with award

in LVMC News

Lompoc Health – North Third Center has been named the top Family Practice Performer in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties by CenCal Health. 

ED and Quality departments holding awards

in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is honored to be the recipient of four awards for its work in improving quality and patient safety.

girl filling vape tank

in Health & Wellness

For several months, news has spread of a previously undocumented illness that physicians are linking to the use of e-cigarettes or vaping.

patient undergoing mammogram

in Health & Wellness

Every two minutes in the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most common cancer in women other than skin cancer. The good news is that since about 1990, the chances of surviving breast cancer are continuing to improve, probably due to early detection, increased awareness and improved treatment techniques.