Dr. Sylvia Krzeminski

in LVMC News

We are proud to introduce Dr. Sylvia Krzeminski, MD our newest physician to join Lompoc Health - North H Center. An Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Krzeminski comes from Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was an Internal Medicine resident at the designated county hospital for the Phoenix and surrounding metropolitan areas.

Learn more about Dr. Sylvia Krzeminski

man sneezing at home with flu

in Advisories

The flu season in California is surging, with recent reports of 42 fatalities in the state attributed to influenza since last October.

death cap mushrooms

in Advisories

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is urging local residents to be aware of the dangers of ingesting wild mushrooms.

elderly woman and her daughter

in LVMC News

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

  • Hosted by Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Family Caregiver Support Network
  • Date: January 17, 2019
  • Speaker: Donna Beal, MPH, MCHES
  • Time: 9 am - 11 am
  • Location: 1515 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc
  • RSVP required: Call 1-800-272-3900 to pre-register.
Lompoc Health - North H Center

in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center would like to introduce you to Lompoc Health - North H Center. The building formerly owned by Sansum Clinic, at 1225 North H St., is now open with the same amazing group of healthcare staff and providers patients have been used to for more than a decade.

First Lompoc Baby of 2019 and family

in LVMC News

Kalea Ancheta came into the world at 10:43 am on January 1, becoming Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s First Baby of 2019.

Kalea was born to parents Mayra Ancheta, a Registered Nurse at LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center, and Darrell Ancheta, a maintenance supervisor with Santa Barbara County Housing Authority.

2019 resolutions

in Health & Wellness

This time of year, everyone is gearing up for their New Year’s Resolution. The most popular resolutions generally are weight loss and health-related. People are out signing up for new gym memberships and restocking their pantries with “health foods” that they’ve never eaten before. These New Year’s Resolutions are created with good intentions and the hopes that these changes will help the person be healthier and lose weight.

couple reviewing their hospital bill

in LVMC News

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) will comply with a new federal regulation requiring hospitals to make their standard prices publically available on the Internet.

The regulation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is meant to provide patients more information to inform their healthcare decisions and to understand their potential financial liability for services they obtain at the hospital. The regulation also enables consumers to compare charges for similar services at different hospitals.

Odessa with Nurse

in Patient Stories

Sitting in the Comprehensive Care Center’s activities room, Odessa Gilmore can usually be found with a smile on her face.

Steve Popkin, CEO

in Staff Spotlight

In February, Stephen Popkin will take the helm at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. Mr. Popkin replaces retiring CEO Jim Raggio. Prior to arriving, he answers some questions about his life and career.

new Lompoc doctors

in Physician Profiles

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is actively working to increase community access to a stable group of quality physicians. Several new primary-care and specialist physicians have been recruited to come to Lompoc.

Jim Raggio

in LVMC News

As I approached retirement at the end of 2018, I attended my last BETA Healthcare Group and District Hospital Leadership Forum board meetings. 

The community should be very proud that Lompoc Valley Medical Center was a founding member of both organizations.

New Foundation Board of Trustee Members

in Foundation

During its annual meeting in late 2018, the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation welcomed a new slate of Foundation Trustees and Executive Board members. The Foundation, a 501c (3) non-profit organization, works with Lompoc Valley Medical Center to enhance the healthcare services in the region, and also the help educated and inform residents of Lompoc about healthcare-related topics.

North H Center Leadership

in LVMC News

As Sansum Clinic struggled to keep its Lompoc urgent care open, LVMC’s Emergency Department felt the impact. 

new board members swearing in

in LVMC News

The new year also brings a new look to the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors. In last November’s election, voters chose three new trustees to help guide the organization.