Dr. Pierce

in Health & Wellness

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic presented everyone, including LVMC, with an unprecedented set of circumstances. Everyone – from healthcare to education to commerce — had to react without the benefit of prior experience. To say that Covid-19 has impacted healthcare delivery in the U.S. would be a complete understatement.

Lompoc Hospital District Foundation

in Blog

For more than 30 years, we have been committed to raising money to help Lompoc Valley Medical Center purchase necessary medical equipment to expand services for our local residents. We have been an active and engaged provider of healthcare-related lectures and have worked diligently to promote enhanced access to care in the Lompoc Valley.

LVMC Community Update

in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on vaccines, positivity rate, new Covid cases, and Covid hospitalizations.

directors gathered to receive award

in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center has received the California Department of Public Health’s highest award level for its efforts to encourage the appropriate use of antimicrobials.

woman rolling a joint

in Health & Wellness

Marijuana use while breastfeeding may cause long-term child development issues for a baby.

LVMC Community Update

in LVMC News

This week our CEO update the Lompoc community on the upcoming stay-at-home order, new COVID cases and positivity rate, vaccinations, our retiring board president, Mr. Raymond Down, and much more.

New Board Members being sworn in

in LVMC News

A swearing-in ceremony was held Friday at Lompoc Valley Medical Center for two board members. 

Ray Down standing next to his dedication  plaque

in LVMC News

The Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board Room was named Thursday in honor of outgoing Board President Raymond F. Down Jr. Mr. Down served on the Board of Directors for 47 years.

glass of Rompope

in Staff Spotlight

We asked some our staff "What is a special or unique December holiday tradition in your family?” Our Outreach Coordinator Karen Ortiz had this to say:

family

in Health & Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new look for many families celebrating Thanksgiving this year. With health experts suggesting avoidance of large, in-person gatherings, many families will instead celebrate “Zoomsgiving” using the popular video conferencing platform or other social distance means to visit with one another.

Turkey

in Healthy Eating

Though many people complain about the feeling of being “as stuffed as a turkey,” overeating isn’t likely to land you in the Emergency Department on Thanksgiving. It’s more likely you could end up needing medical care for a common accident such as slicing your finger while carving the turkey, or burning your hand while pouring gravy.

LVMC Community Update

in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the Lompoc community about Covid Vaccines, Covid Positive Hospitalized Patients, Tier Status Figures, and this year's Flu Season. 

man doctor appointment

in Health & Wellness

In the US, the National Cancer Institute estimates that 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. For those of African descent, the number is more startling — 1 in 5 men are projected to develop the disease.

cigarettes

in Health & Wellness

Lung cancer comes from many different sources that can trigger a mutation. Some sources come from the environment, such as exposure to Radon. Some sources are byproducts of fossil fuels. Some come from smoking cigars, cigarettes, and second-hand smoke. Knowing your surroundings and keeping your distance from potential carcinogens can help reduce the risk of contracting many different forms of cancer.

woman holding her throat, diagram of reflux

in Health & Wellness

When most people get concerned about their health, they tend to think about their risk of acquiring high blood pressure or diabetes as examples. They may focus on the potential for having a heart attack or stroke. These concerns are appropriate and justified, however, there is likely a disease that is just as common and being overlooked completely.