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Frank Smith, MD

Lompoc Valley Medical Center extends its condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of former local surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Smith, who was killed in the crash of his twin-engine Aztec airplane on Jan. 17.

Jim Raggio

A ceremony was held at Lompoc Valley Medical Center Tuesday with members of the medical staff, in honor of retiring Chief Executive Officer Jim Raggio.

baby breastfeeding

January is a time of bright beginnings – a new year, a new semester for students, and for Lompoc’s newest members, the joyful early stages of infancy.

doctor consulting female patient

Ask most women which medical procedure they least look forward to and you will likely hear a large percentage say, “The annual Pap test.” Even though this exam can be daunting and sometimes uncomfortable, it is very important -- it can help the physician determine if there is concern about cervical cancer.

Brenda Damasco, RN receiving her award

Congratulations to Registered Nurse and Relief Supervisor Brenda Damasco, RN on being named Employee of the Quarter for the Comprehensive Care Center.


January is the traditional time for heavy-hitting resolutions — lose weight, exercise more, spend more time with family, and one of the most difficult resolutions — to stop smoking.


Dr. Sylvia Krzeminski

We are proud to introduce Dr. Sylvia Krzeminski, MD our newest physician to join Lompoc Health - North H Center. An Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Krzeminski comes from Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was an Internal Medicine resident at the designated county hospital for the Phoenix and surrounding metropolitan areas.

Learn more about Dr. Sylvia Krzeminski

man sneezing at home with flu

The flu season in California is surging, with recent reports of 42 fatalities in the state attributed to influenza since last October.