diagram of a thyroid

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September marks Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, making it a particularly good time to be aware of the signs and symptoms of this most common endocrine cancer.

worder looking at powerlines

in Advisories

Lompoc Valley Medical Center has received notice that power companies such as PG&E and Southern California Edison may periodically turn off public power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff. When that occurs, LVMC is prepared to assist people who are dependent on electricity to maintain their health status.

patient speaking with doctor

in Health & Wellness

For many people, coming down with the flu can mean about two weeks of illness, without the need for advanced medical care.

Michael Dixon

in Staff Spotlight

Michael Dixon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in LVMC’s Case Management Department. He was hired in August 2018.

Micaela Zurita

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Micaela Zurita is a Clinical Laboratory Assistant working at Lompoc Health Laboratory Services at 1111 East Ocean Ave. She was hired in June 2017.


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With the eruption of a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products (devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges) the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to get information out to the public about its concerns, and to provide recommendations for clinicians, public health officials and the public based on currently available information.


in Healthy Cooking

This healthy option for a popular meal or snack makes four servings. Take fresh pico de gallo (also called salsa Fresca), combine with cooked chicken, vegetables and cheese to make this healthy baked, not fried, meal.

Lompoc Hospital Women’s Auxiliary

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The Lompoc Hospital Women’s Auxiliary celebrates its 75th year on Saturday with an evening banquet to honor its members and supporters.

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in LVMC News

LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center is again offering a free Nursing Assistant Training Program at the skilled nursing facility.

Armando Rojas

in Staff Spotlight

Armando Rojas is a registration representative at Lompoc Health – North H Center. He has been with Lompoc Health since January, and was previously a Sansum Clinic employee for three years.

a persons eye

in Health & Wellness

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and reminds parents to schedule an eye exam and vision screening as children ready for back to school time.

senior woman getting fitted for an alert device

in Health & Wellness

Most of you have probably seen the television commercial where a woman falls and says, “I have fallen and can’t get up!” That ad illustrates that we often think we do not need help until we actually really need help.

Dolores Cacho

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Dolores V. Cacho is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) in LVMC’s Laboratory Services department. She works three-night shifts, followed by a day shift. She was hired in September 2002, and in the second quarter of 2011 was chosen as Employee of the Quarter.

Chaunteel Clark, BSN

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Chaunteel Clark, BSN, is a registered nurse at Lompoc Health – North H Center, in the Urgent Care. She moved the Lompoc Valley in  March from Bakersfield and is happy to be starting her Central Coast career at Lompoc Health. She is pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

First Responder

in Health & Wellness

Early next month, residents of Lompoc can learn the basic skills to keep people with potentially life-threatening injuries alive until professional help arrives. The Lompoc Hospital District Foundation has asked me to present FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) training called “Stop the Bleed.” The lecture and training will be given from 6 to 8 pm September 4, but reservations are required by August 31. The class will be held in the Ocean’s Seven Café at Lompoc Valley Medical Center.