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in Health & Wellness

February 1st-7th is African Heritage & Health Week and the first week of Black History Month. African Heritage & Health Week is the ideal time to learn more about your heritage. This week also offers a great opportunity to take a closer look at your health. Taking steps to protect your health helps your family and your community flourish.

Dr. Gul presenting donation to LVMC executives

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center has accepted the donation of a GE Healthcare cardiovascular ultrasound from cardiologist Dr. Khawar Gul.

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January is  National Birth Defects Prevention Month. While not every birth defect is preventable,  routine prenatal care can help keep your baby healthy.

Your obstetrician can determine whether your child is at risk of birth defects. He or she can also recommend lifestyle changes that support a healthy pregnancy.

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in Health & Wellness

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and an ideal time to schedule your next women's wellness exam. During your exam, your provider can perform valuable cervical cancer screenings, including a Pap smear.

Nursing staff holding Beta Awards, 2019

in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is honored to be the recipient of numerous awards in 2019 for its work in improving quality and patient safety.

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The Foundation celebrated its 29th anniversary in November during its annual meeting at Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

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in LVMC News

We are proud to welcome the following new medical providers practicing with Lompoc Health. Many patients have already had a chance to meet our new doctors, but for those of you who haven't, we'd like to introduce you to the latest faces in Lompoc's Healthcare.

Dr. Cedric Kwon

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Anesthesiologist Dr. Cedric Kwon has been named the 2019 LVMC Physician of the Year. Employees cast votes for the physician whom they believe exemplifies the district’s values and maintains the trust of the community, patients and residents.

 Dr. Angie Song

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As she’s started to meet more Lompoc Health patients, Dr. Angie Song has been pleasantly surprised by the “really sweet” patients she’s seen.

The Importance of Advance Directives

in LVMC News

You may hear the term “Advance Directives” during discussions about healthcare or long-term care. But what are they? Advance healthcare directives include two types of legally recognized documents called a living will and a healthcare power of attorney.

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in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is expanding its healthcare offerings to the community with the introduction of surgical and medication weight loss programs.

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in Patient Stories

The couple were so impressed with their entire experience – from pre-natal care to postpartum breastfeeding assistance — that they now joke with one another that they want to have more children just so they can deliver at LVMC. “There were people here to help us the whole way through,” Stacie says. “We didn’t feel like we were having to figure out everything on our own.”

Dr. Christopher Taglia in surgery

in LVMC News

You might say that Dr. Christopher Taglia is carrying on the family business. A board-certified general surgeon and co-founder LVMC’s new Surgical Weight Loss program, Dr. Taglia is newly arrived on the Central Coast and seeing patients at Lompoc Health - North H Center. 

Steve Popkin

in LVMC News

Greetings Lompoc Valley Residents:

The past nine months as Chief Executive Officer of LVMC have flown by, and I have enjoyed becoming part of the community and getting to know many Lompocians.

Carla Pacia

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During its annual holiday celebration for staff, Lompoc Valley Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Steve Popkin announced the district’s Employee of the Year, Carla Pacia.