LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO updates the community on our vaccination clinics, vaccination figures, Covid in Santa Barbara County, a vaccination study, Covid hospitalizations, and booster shots.

Written by Nora Wallace on

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending booster shots for everyone age 16 and older. 

patient getting a CT Scan

Written by Tim Stout on

Knowing how to prepare for a CT scan can reduce anxiety about the procedure and increase the chances of having a fast and stress-free appointment.

CT scan image

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A CT scan is a widely used imaging test that can be used for various reasons, such as to diagnose and treat stomach problems, head injuries, and cancer.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on

This week our CEO updates the community on Vaccination Clinics, Omicron, Hospitalizations, our new Physician of the Year, and more.

Dr. Khawar Gul

Written by Nora Wallace on

Cardiologist Dr. Khawar Gul has been named Lompoc Valley Medical Center Physician of the Year for 2021.

Vaccine Update

Written by Jeremy Farnum on

The Vaccination Clinic will be open from 12:30 to 6 pm Friday, with a large turn-out anticipated. We strongly recommend you make an appointment.

large woman eating Danish

Written by Lauren Hogan on

Recognizing emotional eating patterns and finding alternative ways to manage life’s inconveniences can help create healthier eating patterns.

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State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Dr. Tomás J. Aragón issued the following statement today on the Omicron variant.  

new mri and surgery robot

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As part of our mission to offer enhanced services and specialties to the Lompoc Valley, we are upgrading two critical diagnostic imaging systems and we have added a state-of-the-art robotic surgery system.

 Ida Dawson and Amanda

Written by Nora Wallace on

When longtime Lompoc resident Ida Dawson arrived at the Comprehensive Care Center, she had already been hospitalized for weeks, could not move her limbs, and received nutrition via a feeding tube.

glucose test

Written by Hayley Esdaile on

Prediabetes can lead to regular diabetes when not caught or treated early on but can be successfully reversed with several healthy lifestyle changes.

Alec Renken

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At 24, Alec Renken found himself leading a sedentary lifestyle, sitting behind a computer screen for work and entertainment hours a day, snacking whenever he felt like it, and rarely exercising.

the Foundation

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Though the pandemic disrupted the usually busy schedule for our Lompoc Hospital District Foundation, the nonprofit organization closed out 2021 with a rousing and successful Colorthon 5K fundraiser.

family eating at a holiday dinner

Written by Lauren Hogan on

The holiday season can cause anxiety and guilt when it comes to eating special foods. Stay on track with your health goals by following some simple behavioral tips.