COVID-19

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As the world scrambles to contain COVID-19, a lot of information – and misinformation – is spread throughout the news and social media sites. There has been much published regarding the ways in which we can combat COVID-19, from drugs we can use for treatment (new or old), drugs we should not use, and vaccines that are being developed. There have also been assertions regarding over-the-counter remedies. Our goal is to relay evidence-based data we have available at the time of this publication and clear up some of the confusion. This is a fluid situation; the data is constantly being refined and recommendations can change on a daily, if not hourly, basis.

LVMC

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective.  This update will primarily provide the latest information on topics discussed in previous updates.

LVMC Nurses

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The nurses from Lompoc Valley Medical Center, the Comprehensive Care Center, and all Lompoc Health sites donated $3,000 today to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County in recognition of Nurses Week.

Surgeon

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After a mandated suspension of elective surgeries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lompoc Valley Medical Center will begin performing a limited number of elective (essential but not emergent) surgeries and procedures starting this week.

LVMC

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective.  

groceries

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Many of our older community members, particularly those living alone, are not receiving the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic. To address this gap, Lompoc Valley Medical Center has joined several nonprofits in Santa Barbara County to identify isolated seniors and connect them to essential services or critical needs, such as food and medical supplies.

LVMC staff standing with wine makers and their truck load of donated wine

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This week, more than 400 employees of Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Comprehensive Care Center, and Lompoc Health will receive a donated bottle of wine from appreciative winemakers in the Sta. Rita Hills.

LVMC

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective. 

EVS crew

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Environmental Services Director Deanna Hall says her staff has “the fight of their lives” combating COVID-19. “EVS staff are behind the scenes heroes protecting our physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, patients, and employees by stopping the spread of infectious disease,” she says.

CCC resident meeting with a Family

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Every afternoon, David Castillo heads to the Comprehensive Care Center to visit his mother, Rosie.

Rosie, 86, has been a resident for more than a year and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The onset of COVID-19 and the sudden suspension of all visitors to the skilled nursing facility – even for family members -- has not stopped his routine.

LVMC

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective. There has not been significant change since the last update on April 8, but there are some things of note:

patient having a facetime call with doctor

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Lompoc Health is pleased to announce its new TeleVisit service, with remote access to a wide range of medical specialties.

person typing on laptop

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Effective April 9, 2020

Due to the onset of the COVID-19 virus and in order to adhere to restrictions put in place by the California Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of the disease, Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) and Lompoc Health are requesting patients to refrain from seeking the release of their medical records in person.

Lorri Moris

in Staff Spotlight

Family, friends and coworkers of longtime Lompoc Valley Medical Center employee Lori Cornejo Morris surprised her with a drive-by parade in honor of her retirement. Lori recently retired, and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital is not yet able to formally honor her with a celebration.

SBCPHD

in Advisories

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports an additional three (3) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county today. The total number of confirmed cases is 267. Additionally, the Santa Barbara County Call Center has transitioned to 2-1-1 that will provide the public access to general information about COVID-19 in multiple languages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.