LVMC building

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Now that we have gotten the DNC and RNC conventions out of the way, we can get some normalcy back in our lives by watching Wheel of Fortune. But seriously…no, I actually am serious.

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Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) is committed to providing transparent, useful information to consumers about the quality of its care. This Hospital Quality Institute outlines LVMC’s performance on several recognized quality indicators critical to patient care. We at LVMC strive to continually improve our quality of care and believe providing accurate, detailed information about key quality indicators is critical to that goal.

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Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

I will tell you something nobody knows: the Lakers are 1-1 in the playoffs, and the Dodgers have the best record in Baseball. That’s not good for you Giants fans, but at least nobody is paying attention.

Lompoc street with smoking air

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

With more than a dozen fires raging across California this week, and high temperatures expected for a few more days, it’s important to protect yourself from poor air quality. 

Dr. Peng

Written by LVMC on in Patient Stories

For several years, Lompoc resident “G” suffered from a nagging sensation inside his nose. It caused him problems with breathing and sleeping and he could never get relief. Finally, he was referred to Sheppard Peng, DO, MPH, a Lompoc Health otolaryngologist who treats patients with disorders of the ears, nose, and throat (ENT)

LVMC Mural

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

I am hoping that yesterday’s thunder and lightning unleashed its wrath on the Coronavirus. Perhaps it did, as there have been a few positive “one-week trends” (let’s take the good wherever we can find it)!

golf classic

Written by Alice Milligan on in Blog

The Lompoc Hospital District Foundation announces the cancellation of the 2020 Flower Valley Golf Classic due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

older man jogging

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

When it comes to taking care of your bones and joints, you have a lot of control. The following are ways to keep your bones and joints healthy.

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Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

The State and County have updated and reported their data, so today I will focus on everything Covid.

Surgery Team in surgery

Written by William Pierce, MD on in LVMC News

Needing surgery or a procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic may cause anxiety in some people. As the LVMC Chief of Staff and a surgeon, I want to assure you that the highest measures possible are being taken to ensure your safety -- and ours -- during this pandemic. We know you probably have questions, and it’s important that you have those answered. If you’re uncertain about something, please ask your surgeon or primary care physician.

Man speaking with his doctor

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

There are things you can do every day to take control of your health and feel your best. Making healthy lifestyle choices can go a long way in helping you stay productive, keep up with your family, and take care of yourself to ensure you’re feeling good. 

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Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

July has come to an end today, baseball has begun (kind of), you probably missed your window to get a haircut, and the Covid-19 (“Covid”) situation continues largely unchanged.

iPad Fish Tank

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

Residents at the Comprehensive Care Center who may not be able to leave their beds because of health issues can now visit an aquarium – at their bedside.

Shingles

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Nearly 1 million people get shingles each year in the United States, and almost 1 out of 3 people will develop shingles in their lifetime. You can get it at almost any age, but it is more common in older adults. In most cases, shingles last anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Want to know more about shingles and how you can prevent it?  Read on to learn more about this common health condition and how to protect yourself.  

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Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

I will do you all a favor and keep it short today. There is not too much new in the world of Covid this week, but there are a few things of note. As previously mentioned, each week I will provide information on a couple things of interest happening at LVMC (which includes the hospital, CCC, and Lompoc Health clinics.)