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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.

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in Health & Wellness

If you want to prevent suicide, it's important to understand depression. While most of us feel sad or low, sometimes, feelings of depression are longer lasting and often more severe for those experiencing it.

Melinda Niemi

in Staff Spotlight

Melinda Niemi is a registered nurse who has been on staff at LVMC since the spring of 2016. She works the night shift in the medical-surgical department and is affectionately called by her last name when at work. 

Brenda Bauldry

in Staff Spotlight

For anyone who brings an infant or child into Lompoc Health – North H Street, Brenda J. Bauldry is a steadfast presence as a Registration Representative in Pediatrics. Hired by Sansum Clinic in 2003, she stayed on when Lompoc Health took ownership of the building last January.

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in Blog

September marks Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, making it a particularly good time to be aware of the signs and symptoms of this most common endocrine cancer.

worder looking at powerlines

in Advisories

Lompoc Valley Medical Center has received notice that power companies such as PG&E and Southern California Edison may periodically turn off public power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff. When that occurs, LVMC is prepared to assist people who are dependent on electricity to maintain their health status.

patient speaking with doctor

in Health & Wellness

For many people, coming down with the flu can mean about two weeks of illness, without the need for advanced medical care.

Michael Dixon

in Staff Spotlight

Michael Dixon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in LVMC’s Case Management Department. He was hired in August 2018.

Micaela Zurita

in Staff Spotlight

Micaela Zurita is a Clinical Laboratory Assistant working at Lompoc Health Laboratory Services at 1111 East Ocean Ave. She was hired in June 2017.


in Advisories

With the eruption of a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products (devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges) the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to get information out to the public about its concerns, and to provide recommendations for clinicians, public health officials and the public based on currently available information.


in Healthy Cooking

This healthy option for a popular meal or snack makes four servings. Take fresh pico de gallo (also called salsa Fresca), combine with cooked chicken, vegetables and cheese to make this healthy baked, not fried, meal.

Lompoc Hospital Women’s Auxiliary

in Foundation

The Lompoc Hospital Women’s Auxiliary celebrates its 75th year on Saturday with an evening banquet to honor its members and supporters.

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in LVMC News

LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center is again offering a free Nursing Assistant Training Program at the skilled nursing facility.