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Pa Nhia Lee

Pa Nhia Lee is a registered nurse at the Comprehensive Care Center. She earned her RN in 2008 from Allan Hancock College and was hired at the CCC 10 years ago. She is the mother of three children, ages 10, 5 and 9 months.

Colorectal Cancer

During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important for those older than age 50 to understand the various methods, frequency and pros, and cons of screening tests.


Karen Koppes

Karen Koppes, BSN, RN, CMSRN, is the Lompoc Valley Medical Center nurse educator. She was hired in May 2018, coming to the acute hospital from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She was previously a surgical trauma unit nurse, charge nurse, cardiac rehab unit nurse and clinical instructor for Santa Barbara City College’s School of Nursing.

Cheddar Spinach Egg Bites

With just six ingredients, these fast-and-easy egg bites are great not only for breakfast but for lunch or snacks any time. You can even try serving them alongside a salad or bowl of soup for dinner.


Elizabeth Carpio

Elizabeth Carpio has worked at the Comprehensive Care Center for almost 20 years, but people rarely see her. Elizabeth is a prep cook/cook in the CCC kitchen and laughs that no one knows who the kitchen staff is, because of their behind-the-scenes work.

healthy vegetables

Most Americans do not have enough fruits and vegetables in their diets. According to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study in 2015, only 12 percent of adults ate enough fruit and only 9 percent of the adult population ate the recommended amount of vegetables. The numbers are even lower for adolescents.


Broccoli-Cheese Tots

Certainly, most people have heard of tater tots. But what about broccoli tots? Here’s a recipe that combines cheese and broccoli into easy-to-eat tots.  Try them as they are, or dip them in the accompanying cheddar onion sauce.

LVMC ER

This morning at 6:45 am, an unknown individual approached a local physician at Lompoc Valley Medical Center as he was readying to enter the acute hospital at the rear entrance of the building.

The individual assaulted the physician and attempted to rob him. Officers with the Lompoc Police Department responded to the incident, and the suspect is now in custody. Police officers remain at the hospital completing their investigation.

The physician is being treated and evaluated.