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Lompoc Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce it has successfully completed its final phase of the Acute Stroke Ready Hospital certification, with approval this week from the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ).  

LVMC provides 24/7 access to neuorology specialists, in collaboration with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. A Code Stroke team of LVMC physicians and specialists conduct audiovisual consultations with the on-call neurologists, via the use of a “Virtual Doctor” robot. Congratulations to all who worked diligently so LVMC could provide this vital medical link to our community.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center supports the efforts of Donate Life California and encourages organ and tissue donation.

For more information, log onto donatelifecalifornia.org 


Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Village Country Club

Join us for fundraising, golfing and more. Your entry fee of $150 per player includes a tee prize, a free lunch, your round of golf, a cart, a buffet dinner (at the Village Country Club) and an array of prizes. Bring a guest for the buffet awards banquet for an additional $25 per person. This tournament is limited to only 144 golfers. We recommend early registration.

At most skilled nursing facilities, there are activities to keep residents happy and occupied. Bingo, armchair travel, movies and the like are tried and true staples.

At the Comprehensive Care Center (CCC), residents have those activities to enjoy, but also much more.


LVMC's new Patient and Family Advisory Council

Lompoc Valley Medical Center today welcomed its new Patient and Family Advisory Council, a group designed to forge a strong partnership between its healthcare professionals and the community.

Dr. Michel

Despite having impressive credentials that include being Chief of Otolaryngology at Vandenberg Air Force Base’s hospital and having a private practice for 36 years, Dr. Michel says his newest job has been challenging for him.

As Director of Medical Staff Affairs, he serves as a physician adviser to the district’s administration, as well being a liaison between the medical staff and administration, and from the medical staff to all other departments.


dr ercolini

Dr. Lisa Ercolini-Bhatia’s path toward a medical career began before she was even born. Throughout her childhood, she’d hear her mother sing the praises of the OBGYN who delivered her — a healthy baby girl despite prenatal fears of a traumatic birth. “I was born healthy, and my mom really attributed a lot of it to really good health care,” Dr. Ercolini- Bhatia explains. “That always stayed with me. I felt like I was here because of good health care. So I want to serve the community by trying to give back.” The family physician has done just that.

code stroke team

With stroke among the leading causes of death on the Central Coast, having the Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation and a specially trained “Code Stroke” team will allow rapid assessment of a patient, ultimately saving lives. Time is particularly critical with the onset of stroke: physicians have a shortened time frame to diagnose and begin treatment in order to improve outcomes for patients.