ED and Quality departments holding awards

in LVMC News

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

girl filling vape tank

in Health & Wellness

For several months, news has spread of a previously undocumented illness that physicians are linking to the use of e-cigarettes or vaping.

patient undergoing mammogram

in Health & Wellness

Every two minutes in the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most common cancer in women other than skin cancer. The good news is that since about 1990, the chances of surviving breast cancer are continuing to improve, probably due to early detection, increased awareness and improved treatment techniques.

NHC Lab window

in LVMC News

The hours for Laboratory Services at Lompoc Health – North H Center are changing slightly starting October 18.

The lab will be open 7 am to 5 pm Mondays through Thursdays, and 7 am to noon on Fridays. Appointments are encouraged. The lab is located at 1225 North H St.

LVMC Food Service Workers

in LVMC News

This week honors Healthcare Foodservice Workers for their role in keeping patients and employees well-nourished.

teen holding hugging himself

in Advisories

This month includes recognition of World Mental Health Day, a special reminder about global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against the social stigma of mental health.

Breastfeeding

in Health & Wellness

Nursing a newborn is a labor of love, one that requires a mother’s body to produce a wholesome, fully nourishing and protective substance called breast milk. 

LVMC staff holding gift boxes

in LVMC News

The mission of the charitable organization known as “Lemons of Love” is to provide support and community to those impacted by cancer.

Alexa Berryman

in Staff Spotlight

Alexa Berryman is a Certified Nursing Assistant and Ward Clerk in LVMC’s Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Postpartum unit.   She was hired in March 2018.  

Diana Cisneros

in Staff Spotlight

Diana Cisneros is one of the most popular employees at LVMC – she’s the payroll coordinator. Diana was hired in February of this year.

rendering of a stomach

in LVMC News

During a free community lecture Oct. 9, Lompoc Valley Medical Center hospitalist Dr. Dushyant Viswanathan will discuss the crucial role intestines play in the immune system and overall organ health.

patient showing doctor his hernia

in Health & Wellness

A hernia is when something bulges through a space that should not exist. The confusing thing is that there are MANY types of hernias and not all hernias cause problems for patients.

mri images of brain

in Health & Wellness

Most people hearing the term “TBI,” or Traumatic Brain Injury, may automatically assume the cause is a catastrophic car collision, or perhaps a fall from a ladder.

Keli Clark, RN

in Staff Spotlight

Registered Nurse Keli Clark was hired at LVMC in February 2016. She is a nurse in the hospital’s Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-Partum department. She earned her Associate of Science degree in Nursing Science from Santa Barbara City College.

Sherry McBride, RN, PNP

in Staff Spotlight

Sherry McBride has spent 49 years of her life as a Registered Nurse – and is a familiar face in Lompoc. She has been a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 45 years, many of those spent at the former Sansum clinic on North H Street. Sherry now works for Lompoc Health – North H Center.